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Fairy Tales

Surreal Depictions From A Pagan Fairy Tale World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts

Step into a topsy-turvy, color-drenched universe where baboons smoke pipes and peacocks wear robes, where lion-rooster hybrids breathe fire and don os...

Fairy Tale Attractions to See with Kids in Europe

MiniTime | Posted 11.02.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Hercules monument on the Fairy Tale Route (Photo Credit: MalteRuhnke via WikiMedia) Travel through time and explore a fairy tale world stretching fr...

How Could I Write a Book About Myself and Not Know It?

Sue Shanahan | Posted 10.22.2014 | Books
Sue Shanahan

Glory in the Morning gives parents a vehicle to share the power of being believed in and the realization that eyes aren't the only way we see with their children. Kids don't need my backstory to understand  the underlying message of the book.

10 Fairy Tale Characters Who Would Make Kickass Princesses

M.A. Larson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Books
M.A. Larson

A girl sits in a tower, singing to the birds as she brushes her hair. To many, this is the image that springs to mind when they hear the word "princes...

Are You Waiting for Your Career's Prince Charming?

Shawn Tolleson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Shawn Tolleson

Do yourself a favor and purge the Prince Charming myth once and for all. Take responsibility for your career goals and go get them now. Sure, you'll get rejected, and you'll get frustrated and be uncomfortable. But it will be yours. Your mistakes, your fear and your victories and triumphs.

The Intricate Fairy Tale Illustrations Of A 'Fantasia' Artist Will Make Your Imagination Run Wild

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.10.2014 | Arts

Normally we assume even the most lavish of illustrations, rendered by the most talented and inspired of artistes, cannot compare to the fanciful image...

Reinventing the Fairy Tale

Alishia Osborn | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Alishia Osborn

I have fond memories as a kid imagining myself within the confines of some of my favorite stories. Living amongst the old woman and all her children i...

Margaret Ouchida: Stories, Legends and Realms

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Art history, ecclesiastics, fabulism and a profound delight in materials conspire in the studio of Margaret Ouchida.

Best-selling Author Sarah J. Maas Talks About Her Latest, Heir of Fire

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 11.05.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Talking with Sarah was an absolute treat. Besides discussing her books, we laughed about our love for pop culture, Netflix, and all things paranormal. Seriously, Sarah is the kind of person you could sit and have coffee with and chat for hours.

3 Bizarre Fairy Tales Disney Would NEVER Turn Into Movies

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books

Disney has a reputation for borrowing age-old fables and coating them in a happy-go-lucky sheen. "Tangled," an adaptation (albeit a loose one) of The ...

LOOK: Magical Fairy Sculptures Will Take You To Another World

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion

When U.K.-based artist Robin Wight captured a photo of light streaming into a clearing in the woods, the resulting picture had something unusual about...

Hope Lives in Books

Sue Shanahan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Books
Sue Shanahan

We not only read to be entertained but unknowingly used it to work out the anguish we lived with. Books were one of the bright spots in a bleak childhood.

Does Reading 'Moral' Stories to Children Promote Honesty?

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

All over the world, young children are exposed to classic fairy tales, myths and other stories. Most kids love hearing stories, but in addition to being a fun activity, storytelling is also thought of as an educational tool that can promote moral reasoning and honesty.

Weight Loss Isn't A Fairy Tale

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

When I lost all of the weight I knew I would never look like the models in Men's Fitness. It did not bother me for some reason. I started to live my life without blinders.

10 Books to Read While Waiting Impatiently for Maleficent

Colleen Oakes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Colleen Oakes

Less than two months until Angelina Jolie hits the screen as Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent in Disney's upcoming movie. While you wait, here are 10 books to tide you over until the movie premieres!

How to Be Your Own Prince Charming

Mary Pritchard | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Mary Pritchard

I realize that most of us were raised with this ideal that someday, our prince would come and save us. And so, dutifully, we looked, hoped, waited, and we may have even thought we'd found him for a while. Who is this Prince Charming, anyway? Have you ever asked yourself that question?

Infinite Reflections: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.10.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Boy, Snow, Bird is her exploration of the Snow White fairy tale, interlaced with an assortment of other myths, and culminating as a commentary on the tragic history of race in America.

Tinderella Is The Modern Fairy Tale For The Modern Lady

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.29.2014 | Comedy

Once upon a time, many seconds ago, one very bored girl downloaded Tinder. The app that opened a world of men within a 10 mile radius, where she could...

Would You Really Want Your Life to Be Like the Disney Princesses?

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 03.10.2014 | Comedy
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

When you really think about it -- would you really want your life to be like a Disney princess? Would Beyonce? When you get down to the bottom of what really makes them tick, their lives are not as glamorous as you think.

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...

Stories From the Bible

Michael Hafftka | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

In the forty years of my artistic career, I have been working on a series of Bible paintings. This is the first time I show them all together.

Zoë Triska

Your Favorite Disney Movies Have Pretty Gruesome Origins

HuffingtonPost.com | Zoë Triska | Posted 11.13.2013 | 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...

Never Let the Details Get In the Way of a Good Story

Ryon Harms | Posted 12.17.2013 | Good News
Ryon Harms

Life is about decisions. I often write about the moment when I asked Laurie to marry me the day after she got two years to live. That decision set off a chain reaction that defines my life to this day. In my mind, I had a story that I wanted to tell. I wanted the story to be that our love saved her life.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned From The Wizard of Oz

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
BJ Gallagher

Baum's timeless tale has staying power because it has all the elements of ancient myth ­-- its powerful, compelling, dramatic storyline speaks to something deep inside us all.