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Eva Armisén: Ready, Steady, Go

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 11.09.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

"When the mind is pure," says an axiom attributed to Buddha, "joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." Painter Eva Armisén talks a lot about joy and the centrality of pure love to her painting practice, and she really seems to mean it.

What I'll Tell My Daughter About Living Happily Ever After

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 11.05.2016 | Weddings
Kerrie L Cooper

My daughter will learn, both through our actions and her own experiences, that happy is a skill, a choice and a mindset. That to be happy "ever after" is not a given, nor even a constant in a marriage.

Frog Kissing Princess Stuns World: "I Was Seeking a Psychedelic Trip, Not Prince"

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 11.02.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

The Frog Kissing Princess stunned fans when she exposed one of the greatest love stories of all time as farce, "I went on that frog kissing binge seeking a psychedelic trip, not a prince," she confessed.

Room: Hope, Fairytales, and Faith

Kutter Callaway | Posted 10.28.2016 | Religion
Kutter Callaway

Room presents viewers with an important question--one that, at least in my mind, is profoundly religious in nature, even theological. That is, why do we tell fairytales? I don't mean the Disney-fied kind. I mean the ones that are found in the pages of the Grimm brother's collection.

Our Stories

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 06.08.2016 | Education
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

We learn from stories, we live vicariously through stories, we are storytellers and rapt story listeners. Our newspapers are really only stories -- how that game was won, what the president said, what the movie is about, how the conference went, what that medical discovery will do.

Interview With Author Renee Ahdieh on "The Wrath and the Dawn"

Lisa Parkin | Posted 05.16.2016 | Books
Lisa Parkin

This is the year of the fierce YA heroine. In fact, it's one of the many things to love about The Wrath and the Dawn, a newly released young adult book.

New Stirrings at Spoutwood Farm

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Stephen D. Winick

For three days each year, an organic farm in bucolic Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, transforms itself into Faerieland, and people of all ages come from far and near to frolic with the faeries.

Here's to the Real Prince Charmings

Katie Kempner | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Katie Kempner

Smarts, a sense of humor, a good heart and a willingness to go through the rough parts of life are the relationships that are able to withstand the very many unsexy moments of real life. And the knowledge that great relationships take work. The good kind of work. The rewarding kind.

5 Unique B&Bs from BnBFinder | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel

Looking for an accommodation with a little extra charisma? Most B&Bs are already anything but standard compared to their hotel counterparts, but these inns take it to the next level.

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.

This Children's Book Has A Gay Twist That Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived has all the staples of an ordinary fairytale -- a brave hero, a wily villain, a roaring dragon and a dreamy setting ...

Book of Maybes: Dandies

Danielle McKechnie | Posted 04.22.2014 | Books
Danielle McKechnie

Have you ever looked closely at a dandelion? Have you ever inspected it so thoroughly that when you drew in a breath, some of its white, feathery, se...

Influencing Children, the Icelandic Way

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Iceland has among the lowest rates of violence in the Western world. Their streets are safe and communities care for their vulnerable. No culture or community is without its problems, of course. Protection lies with capable and caring families, in responsible communities that attend to their vulnerable, in safe homes and reliable housing, and in the absence of hunger.

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Your Favorite Disney Movies Have Pretty Gruesome Origins | Zoë Triska | Posted 12.16.2015 | Books

When I was a kid, I loved fairy tales. I loved the idea of talking animals and brave girls and boys who overcame cruel care takers. I also really love...

What Your Favorite Fairy Tales Would Look Like Today

Posted 11.06.2013 | Women

If characters like Cinderella, Snow White and Mulan were living in 2013, what would their stories look like? That's the question that Tim Manley set o...

The Unsung Hero: A Short Interview With Cinderella's New Fairy Godmother, Rebecca Luker

Danny Groner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Danny Groner

Cinderella remains one of the all-time great children's stories, and this year it's also become one of Broadway's biggest musicals. The show stars Laura Osnes in the title role, but some of the show's most captivating scenes are dominated by the Fairy Godmother.

The Holiness of Evil

George Elerick | Posted 12.28.2013 | Religion
George Elerick

We must demystify our religious attempts at trying to make sense of evil, which is a vulgar oversimplification and sanctification of evil. One way to do that is to realize this desire to explain everything in a totality is itself highly problematic.

Cleveland, No Fairy Tale

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Nancy Cohen-koan

Cleveland, home of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Paul Newman, now has another bit of notable fact...three women, recovered after being kidnapped for ten years by three's almost like a fractured fairy tale, except that the moral lesson may be harder to find.

The New Fairytale

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 02.17.2013 | Women
SidneyAnne Stone

Several months ago, I took my nephews to see Brave because I wanted them to see a fairytale with a strong heroine and not just one that sleeps in a tower somewhere, waiting for a man to rescue her.

Giving the World Back a Portion of Its Lost Heart

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.09.2012 | Books
Sue Shanahan

How wonderful would it be to know from an early age that our intuition is a gift to help us navigate through life? My picture book Glory in the Morning holds that truth.

Gordon Ramsay's Fairytale Toilet Kitchen Nightmares

Michael Kupperman | Posted 09.07.2012 | Comedy
Michael Kupperman

When nursery rhyme or fairy tale characters are wandering in and using parts of your kitchen as a toilet, it's your duty as a chef to put a stop to it...

Follow Breadcrumbs To The First Trailer For 'Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.04.2012 | Entertainment

Fairytale movies: So hot right now. On the heels of two Snow White movies comes "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," which -- as you can guess -- is...

Attention Ladies: Prince Charming Doesn't Exist -- Neither Does Christian Grey

Natalie Thomas | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women
Natalie Thomas

So let's rework the stories. Or, better yet, write our own. One with regular people doing everyday and extraordinary things. No tiaras, castles or princes needed.

'Popular Guys Are Husband Material' And Other Disney Lies

Thought Catalog | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women

God, I love Disney so much. In my spare time, I have been known to create entire dances to various Disney songs, and have not yet met princess fan art...

When the Vows Break: A Valentine for Kim Kardashian

Steve Lake | Posted 04.08.2012 | Chicago
Steve Lake

I've developed a more realistic perspective on what happens when folks get caught up in the trappings of manufactured romance that are hallmarks of Cupid's holiday. Take the 72-day marriage of Kim Kardashian and Whatshisname.