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Move Over Disney, These Fairy Tales Show A More Accurate Female Role

HuffPost | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.14.2016 | Arts

Once upon a time, there was a woman with a story to tell....

Gillian Murphy, Isabella Boylston, and Nicole Graniero Triumph in 'Cinderella'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.06.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

When it comes to otherworldly allure, few story ballets can rival Cinderella. Sergei Prokofiev's score haunts and enchants; the melodies mimic what one would expect from the imaginations of stars and fairies.

The Seven Dwarfs of Midlife

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 05.14.2016 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Snow White is the fairy tale most likely to cause the need for lifelong counseling: You're so beautiful that your mother wants to kill you and eat your liver, so you run away to live with seven tiny men. Serious medication/chocolate/wine is required to deal with such a story.

Stunning Illustrations Reinterpret Grimms' Fairy Tales To Highlight Their Feminist Roots

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts

All Fur III, 2011-14 Gouache and chalk pastel on Arches paper, 22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm). Courtesy of the artist. The tale of "All Fur"...

Why Fairy Tales Are Bad For Our Kids

Vanessa Loder | Posted 04.26.2015 | Parents
Vanessa Loder

When we censor our children's stories to exclude the suffering that is inherent in the human condition, we isolate our children. We create an environment that promotes shame and a belief that they are not good enough because they cannot live up to the standards in these stories.

These Photos of Shelter Dogs as Famous Authors Are Awesome

Jen Reeder | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

I'm an English major, member of the Dog Writers Association of America, and big fan of animal rescue, so my heart did cartwheels when I heard about "Poetic Dogs."

Enchanting Silhouettes Bring Brothers Grimm Fairytales To Life

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.08.2015 | Arts

From the pages of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales spring a myriad of vibrant, dark and haunting images -- whether it's a little red cape bobbing throug...

Long-Lost Tim Burton Film Resurfaces

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment

For proof Tim Burton's sensibilities were just as odd back in 1983, a long-lost "Hansel and Gretel" short film the director made for the Disney Channe...

REVIEW: Ballet Preljocaj's 'Snow White' at Lincoln Center

Meghan Feeks | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Meghan Feeks

Given the story's themes of love, jealousy and obsession with youthful beauty -- so relevant to modern culture, and so conducive to physical expression -- it's easy to understand its appeal to the choreographer.

Parenting Daughters: Fairy Wings or Lear Jets?

Kimann Schultz | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Kimann Schultz

A parent's personal goal should be to grow and learn in tandem with the little human they are raising. We tread on thin ice as guides when we prescribe identities to our children.

Real Life Fairy Tale Settings Will Forever Traumatize Your Childhood Dreams

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Take a stroll through the forests and woodlands of Middle Europe today, and it doesn't take long before you begin to imagine yourself as a character i...

Science Tracks Trail Of The Big Bad Wolf

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 11.18.2013 | Science

Folktales can evolve much like species do, taking on new features and dropping others as they spread to different parts of the world. One researcher ...

The Daily Szep -- Tea Party Dad

Paul Szep | Posted 01.11.2014 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Kindness for Oz and His Traveling Scars

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Pool attendants, hanging prizes, blaring songs are all background as Oz tells a Brothers Grimm story, his own.

Brothers Grimm On Preserving Fairy Tales

Posted 05.02.2013 | Home

From Selected Tales of the Brothers Grimm, translated from the German by Peter Wortsman. Reprinted courtesy of Archipelago Books / Peter Wortsman (c) ...

Interview: Philip Pullman on Retelling the Grimm Fairy Tales

Monica Edinger | Posted 01.20.2013 | Home
Monica Edinger

"Why would anyone not seize at once, with both hands, the immense privilege of telling stories, when it's so easy to achieve?"

Spooky, Spooky Fairy Tales

Monica Edinger | Posted 12.17.2012 | Home
Monica Edinger

When Neil Gaiman first proposed this idea of giving books for Halloween I offered some suggestions, among them Adam Gidwitz's unique take on fairy tales, A Tale Dark and Grimm. Now Adam is back with In a Glass Grimmly.

The New Kickass Snow White: Rotten to the Core

Sandip Roy | Posted 08.05.2012 | Entertainment
Sandip Roy

You can put the girl in a full battle gear and turn her into Joan of Arc, but you cannot change what's at the core of Snow White.

Movie Review: Snow White and the Huntsman

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.30.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

For a movie based on a fairy tale, Snow White and the Huntsman is kind of grim -- or is that Grimm?

Parents Say Classic Fairy Tales Are Too Scary To Read To Kids (STUDY)

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.21.2012 | Parents

It's no secret that classic fairy tales aren't the bright and happy stories Disney would have you believe. (The way the Brothers Grimm tell Cinderella...

John Ruskin's Puppet Show

Carolyn Vega | Posted 02.18.2012 | New York
Carolyn Vega


Mondo Amore, a Mission Bell and Joey's Song: Conversations With Amos Lee, Nicole Atkins and Michael Gomoll

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Erotic Grimm's Fairy Tale Book Pulled From Children's Shelves In China

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An X-rated collection of Grimm Brothers' classic fairy tales -- including one in which the heroine engages in sexual relations with both her father an...

Picture Books Move Over -- Here Comes the Vook

Patricia Benesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Benesh

Picture books have a time-honored place in childhood. Now the vook will add a new dimension.

Egyptian Group Seeks to Ban One Thousand and One Arabian Nights

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Firas Al-Atraqchi

In the latest effort to censor texts considered to be "offensive to the public good", an Egyptian NGO is attempting to ban the popular book One Thousand and One Arabian Nights.