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Fairy Tales

Our Dangerous World

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 02.15.2017 | Entertainment
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

Humans have always been attracted to acts of graphic violence. In Roman times, the Coliseum was filled with people ready to be entertained by gladiato...

It's Not All About The Oil: A Generational Look At Hanukkah

Carol Smaldino | Posted 12.22.2016 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

It came up this year, with a granddaughter of a bit over two years old, someone who is a real person who can sponge up lines from stories and songs. A...

The Prince And The Moon

Tony Woodcock | Posted 12.15.2016 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

For the holidays and to delight the reader with the pleasures of magical kingdoms, Princes and Princesses, and fantastical journeys, I offer the follo...

Kiss this Prince Charming and He May Become a Toad

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Ruth Nemzoff wrote this article with Helen Berger, both are Resident Scholars at Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center The Prince Charming myth is...

The Lies We Tell Our Children. Fairy Tales And Father Christmas

Jade Lloyd | Posted 11.22.2016 | UK Parents
Jade Lloyd

Was I cross at my mother when I found out Father Christmas wasn't real? Did her lying to me destroy her parental trustworthiness? No. There was a sense of sadness losing Santa, but I would not want little me to have truth over hope, over magic.

Q&A: Marisa Silver Talks About Her New Fairy-Tale-Like Novel

The National Book Review | Posted 10.23.2016 | Home
The National Book Review

The following interview first appeared in The National Book Review: In Marisa Silver's extraordinary new novel Little Nothing, an unattractive dwar...

5 Haunted Castles Around The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.12.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

For Condé Nast Traveler, by Caitlin Morton and Katherine LaGrave. Forget about the glimmering castles you know from fairy tales and Disney movies. H...

Saved by a Short Story: Rereading "The Snow Queen" by Patricia McKillip

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 10.01.2016 | Home
Ilana Teitelbaum

In this series, Ilana C. Myer is revisiting the fantasy classics that first shaped her love of the genre, and evaluating them with new eyes. Sometimes...

Beauty And The Beast - One Of The Best That Disney Studios' Has Ever Made

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 09.28.2016 | Teen

Disney's class film, Beauty And The Beast releases its 25th Anniversary Edition September 20. Universally acclaimed as one of Disney's finest animated...

Camille Rose Garcia's Erotic Feminine Fairy Tale Symbolism: Phantasmacabre At Corey Helford Gallery

Lita Barrie | Posted 08.05.2016 | Arts
Lita Barrie

Her eclectic mix of '60s psychedelic color, re-imagined vintage Disney imagery and creepy revamping of Max Fleischer's charming cartoon-like characters is used for political critiques of capitalist greed.

You are the Bolala (And #IAmTheBolala too)

Danna Smith | Posted 07.27.2016 | Green
Danna Smith

Forests are a place of beauty, power and wonder. They can transport you back to a primordial time when magical creatures walked the planet, stimulatin...

Dreams and Unconscious Creativity

Tom Morris | Posted 07.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

The unconscious mind works in strange and sometimes wonderful ways. The other night, I was awakened by a loud thunderstorm passing over the beach. I l...

A Wild New Fairy Tale Breaks Down The Barrier Between Good And Evil

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.30.2016 | Arts Before the earwormy Disney hit “Frozen...

Goldilocks Once Again Violates Restraining Order

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 06.08.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

The Three Bears family has reported that Goldilocks has once again violated her restraining order. "We feel hunted," Papa Bear admitted. "A restraini...

Pinocchio: 'Reality Bites--Turn me Back into a Puppet'

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 06.02.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

Pinocchio has requested to be turned back into a marionette. "Sure, I once ached to be a real boy--but my head was made of wood then. I didn't know an...

Tiger Princess: A Transgender Girl's Space Opera

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

For any child, living inside imaginary lands offers an escape, a place to pass the time. For a transgender girl struggling with questions of identity, the ability to imagine a place where people see her for who she is, treat her as a girl, and loves her as a daughter becomes essential for her survival.

Through the Looking Glass: "Roses and Rot" by Kat Howard

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Ilana Teitelbaum

Art, fairy tales, and folklore take center stage in Kat Howard's enchanting debut fantasy, Roses and Rot. The protagonist, Imogen, is a writer who is ...

The Art of Using Story to Communicate the Value of Big, Hairy Ideas

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Almost everyone in business these days -- at least the people responsible for selling big, hairy ideas -- knows that the difference between success and failure often depends on what kind of story is told -- and how well. Content may be King. But it is Story that built the kingdom.

Tooth Fairy Bankruptcy: Baby Tooth Collection Not Lucrative And Also Gross

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 04.05.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

The Tooth Fairy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today, citing a number of missteps that led to her financial demise.

Fairy Godmother Quits, Regrets Creating an Environment of Entitlement and Laziness

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 03.29.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

After a quarter-century's service, the fairy godmother to such luminaries as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty has resigned her position; "I'm doing more harm than good now. It's time to move on."

The New Testament, as Rewritten By the NRA

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 03.29.2016 | Arts
Ronald A. Lindsay

Why fairy tales? Why not make use of the greatest story ever told to talk about the greatness of guns? Herewith my suggestions for how beloved New Testament stories can be respectfully rewritten to bring home the NRA's valuable lesson.

The NRA Finally Makes Fairy Tales Child-Friendly By Adding Guns

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts

Have you ever noticed how exceedingly rare it is for a witch, these days, to cook and eat a couple of small children she’s kidnapped? Or for a wolf ...

The Eight Words I'd Hoped Never to Hear From Any Daughter of Mine

Oby Bamidele | Posted 03.11.2017 | Women
Oby Bamidele

The other day, my four-year-old daughter and I were hanging out, drawing pictures of Disney's Princesses Cinderella, Belle and Jasmine from a birthday card she received. We were having a nice time when from nowhere (it seemed) she suddenly uttered the words that I hoped never to hear from any daughter of mine: "The woman always gets saved by the man."

Hansel and Gretel and the Gingertrump House

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics
Gini Graham Scott

"Hansel and Gretel" is another traditional fairy tale that helps us understand what's going on in this crazy campaign that has drawn in anti-establish...

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....