Patronuses of Classic Literary Characters
Pottermore, the popular Harry Potter fan site where Potterheads can read exclusive content from J.K. Rowling herself, recently unveiled its official Patronus quiz. Need a refresher? The Patronus Charm is considered one of the most difficult defensive spells in the magical world. When used effectively, the witch or wizard will conjure an apparition in the form of an animal, which serves as a spirit guide and protection against Dementors. Now you can find out if you have an otter Patronus, like Hermione Granger, or perhaps something entirely new. Pretty awesome, right? We decided to have a little fun and assign some of our favorite classic literary characters their own spirt guides. Expecto Patronum!
Posted by KJ Hadjis
Classic Literary Characters’ Fall TV Picks
It's that time of year again, when the air is thick with the smell of pumpkin spice, each step on the sidewalk is punctuated by the crunch of dry leaves underfoot, and DVRs are getting cleaned off and reprogrammed to make room for all the new and returning fall shows. Whether you happen to be a TV fanatic, a more casual viewer, or a protagonist in a classic work of literature, there's something for everyone this upcoming TV season.
Posted by Lauren Thoman
Ray Bradbury the Magnificent
Let's play a game called What If. What if Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer extraordinaire, had become a magician instead? It may sound farfetched, but growing up, Bradbury loved magic—so much that he often said if he hadn't discovered writing, he would have become a magician. And thus, behold…Ray the Magnificent!
Posted by Sandra Woolf
Quirk Look: How to Dress Like a Victorian
Happy birthday, Mary Shelley! In honor of the Queen of gothic literature, here are a few ways you can dress like your favorite Victorian. We hope you like tons of lace and the color black.
Posted by Sandra Woolf
Winnie the Pooh Pop Culture Mashups
A little under a century ago in a small suburb of London, a boy by the name of Christopher Robin was born. As a child he was gifted a stuffed teddy bear, and together the two were the inspiration for the beloved children’s books about Winnie-the -Pooh written by his father A.A. Milne.
Posted by Sarah Brown
The Wonderful Adaptions of Oz
We’re off to see The Wizard! The wonderful Wizard of Oz. Or should we say the wonderful adaptations of Oz? The timeless classic The Wizard of Oz opened nationally in theaters seventy-seven years ago today. To celebrate this 1939 film and the L. Frank Baum novel it was based on, here are a few of our favorite film and TV adaptations of The Wizard of Oz.
Posted by Danielle Mohlman