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Notes From a Dive Bar XXIX

Alan Black | Posted 09.10.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

I head to work, a little drunk, a little high, what other job allows you to do that? Maybe an airline pilot, I don't know. The sidewalks sizzle. Look who's here? A mermaid lying on the ground outside the bar. Her eyes swimming.

Singing Like Lulu

Sandy Thomas | Posted 09.04.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

If I could sing like Lulu to all of my friends and family who helped make this trip and this play possible, I would. Here goes.

A Brief History Of That Time Disneyland Employed Live Mermaids

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.25.2015 | Entertainment

After photos of Disneyland's performing mermaids surfaced on the Internet a few years ago, one former sea nymph recalled a peculiar question...

Professional Mermaid Gets Along Swimmingly With Ocean Sea Life

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.26.2015 | Weird News

As a professional mermaid, it's Mermaid Melissa (formerly Melissa Dawn) has the job of looking as convincing as possible to humans -- all while wearin...

Are Mermaids, Unicorns and Dragons Real?

Aimee Heckel | Posted 06.11.2015 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

Sometimes we invent mythical creatures: dragons, Bigfoot, unicorns, mermaids. Sometimes we become them ourselves -- like my daughter, the brave mermaid in the vast and mysterious Atlantic Ocean.

These Mermaids Are Trying To Save Our Oceans

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green

These mermaids are trying to save our seas. Since 2012, photographers Angelina Venturella and Chiara Salomoni have traveled around the world, t...

Discovery Channel Is Getting Rid Of Fake Shows

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.09.2015 | Entertainment

Looks like Discovery won't be finding new evidence on mermaids anytime soon. Despite its ratings success with shows like "Mermaids: The Body Found"...

What I Want for My Daughter and Her Beautiful Imagination

TueNight | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents

For by Aliza Sherman My 8-year-old daughter asks me if kids teased me at school when I was younger. When I ask her if she is being tease...

Surfing Mermaids: The Newest Wave? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.09.2014 | Weird News

The idea of mermaids surfing sounds fishy, mainly because the half-human, half-fish creatures are considered to be strictly mythological. But a new...

Drawing Boobs Drew Trouble for My 5-Year-Old Son

Julie Tarney | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie Tarney

A few months earlier, in the summer of 1992, Harry had told me, "Inside my head I'm a girl." So I knew biological differences between boys and girls didn't make that much sense to him. It was what was in his head that mattered.

It's Florida Manatee Time: How to See the Gentle Giants

The GypsyNesters | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

These gentle giants head for warmer climates in the winter, much like their human snowbird counterparts. Here are our tips to having a manatee-filled getaway.

Arin Greenwood

The Amazing Place Where Mermaids Rule | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

Florida may be the only place in the world where mermaids are among the state employees. Weeki Wachee Springs, about an hour from Tampa, bills itse...

Mermaid Fitness Class Lets You Live Out Your Childhood Fantasy

Posted 09.30.2013 | Women

"The Little Mermaid" is finally being released from Disney's "vault" on Oct. 1st, and every time we turn on the T.V., we're inundated with commerc...

Being A Mermaid In South Florida Actually Takes A Lot Of Work

Sun Sentinel | Miriam Valverde | Posted 11.22.2013 | Miami

With her long, wavy red hair, purple shells and green fish tail, Ariel made young girls dream of being "The Little Mermaid." But the fairytale turns o...

Divine Things

Sue Shanahan | Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

Maybe the tragedy of the human race was that we had forgotten we were each Divine. -Shirley MacLaine The inspiration for Divine Things came to me ...

Dolphins, Sharks, and Mermaids, Oh, My! Interview With a Real-life Mermaid and Ocean Activist

Brenda Peterson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Humans will sink or swim with the rising tides of "global weirding." What better time to remember and apprentice ourselves to the mermaid myths that have inspired us for thousands of years?

Mermaid Kicked Out Of Pools Due To 'No-Fin' Policy

Posted 07.17.2013 | Weird News

Public pool-goers in Fishhawk, Fla. won't be getting any tail this summer. Jenni Conti, who also goes by her mermaid name "Eden Sirene," has been ...

David Moye

First Look At A Secret Underwater Office Romance | David Moye | Posted 07.03.2013 | Weird News

Lots of people start dating someone at work, but how many people meet the love of their life while wearing a 60-pound fish tail underwater? That's ...

Can Stories Save Our Oceans? Talking With Animal Planet's Mermaids Creator

Brenda Peterson | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Stories, as much as science, can wake us up to what's really happening in our blue planet. As we celebrate World Oceans' Day, many people are debating the existence of mermaids, after watching Animal Planet's Mermaids: The New Evidence.

The Mermaids Are Back

Posted 07.27.2013 | TV

On "Mermaids: The New Evidence," Animal Planet revisited its documentary about the existence of mermaids from last year, "Mermaids: The Body Found." B...

Mermaids on Animal Planet: What's Myth? What's Real?

Brenda Peterson | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Maybe we're asking the wrong question by just focusing on whether these haunting CGI merpeople are real or myth. The real question is: Why are we making our oceans too dangerous to sustain all life?

Interview With a Mermaid

Brenda Peterson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Books
Brenda Peterson

Why are mermaids rising up so strongly in our pop culture? This enduring myth is again capturing our collective imaginations.

The New Wave for Women and Girls: IN Mermaids, OUT Vampires

Brenda Peterson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Books
Brenda Peterson

It's not that I didn't like vampires; it's just that I didn't get why a woman would want her life's blood drained away to spend her eternal life with a dead man. Too much like some of my own relationships. Not my idea of romance.

VIDEO: 'Hot, Wet Mermaid' Explains Unusual Fetish

Posted 10.17.2012 | Miami

Florida may be the country's capital of weird, but a real live "hot wet mermaid" can still raise eyebrows. Meet Palm Beach County's Trina Mason, a ...

Weird Mermaid Facts

TheFW | Posted 09.26.2012 | Weird News

Mermaids have long captured the imagination of the public. They’ve thrilled us in “documentaries“, paintings fairytales and in the cinema. ...