Fairy Tales

Remixed Fairy Tales--7 Fantastic Fairy Tale and Folktale Retellings

Sponsored by <i>The Little Red Wolf</i>, written and illustrated by Amélie Fléchais.<p>Once upon a time, in the middle of a mysterious forest stood a strange …

Books

The Romanitic Tide: A Unit on Romanticism

The Keats' and Wordsworth home web pages give a lot of helpful information on the authors.<p>Watch at least two versions of <i>Sleepy Hollow</i>, Tim Burton and …

Photo: The Urederra is what fairytales are made of

It's as if someone misplaced a bit of the Caribbean and it ended up in Spain. Photographer Kelly Meehan titled this shot, "What Fairytales Are Made …

Sustainability

The Casting Couch Perverts Who Peddled Fairy Tales

Hollywood always has, still is, and likely will be full of predators. But two of the most prolific were also two men who dramatically changed the industry.<p>The Casting Couch is as old as Hollywood and as inescapable as bad reviews.<p>Journalists keep blaming many different initiators of this demeaning …

Culture

Fables, Fairy Tales and Foundational Truths

By Sherry Martin<br>Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. …

Micallef takes on the classic fairytale

Comedian Shaun Micallef didn't realise he'd written a children's book until he had finished, but says it's his take on the classic fairytales he grew …

Alice In Wonderland

Fairy Tales 2018: Architecture Storytelling Competition

Over the last four years, the Fairy Tales competition has captured the imagination of designers and architects around the world. Last year's record …

Illustration

Fairy Tales About the Fears Within

She has been decapitated twice, had her right arm sawed off once and been smeared with paint too many times to count. No public monument has faced such steady abuse as the statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid perched on a large rock in a Copenhagen harbor. Among her most faithful …

Books

'The Language Of Thorns' Will Ensnare You With Dark Magic

The hardest, sharpest, most attractive magic of fairy tales is their power to make you both want to live inside them — and be glad you never have to.<p>Good fairy tales balance sweetness and nightmares. They are candy apples with razorblades inside; kisses touched with poison. Bad ones are nothing but …

Culture

The Best Children’s and YA Books of October 2017

October is overflowing with great new children’s and YA books. Across picture books, middle grade, and young adult, there is plenty of excellent …

Books

TV Actresses: Fighting Ageism and Winning

The discussion was moderated by Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films and author of “You Don’t Look Your Age and Other Fairy Tales.”<p><b>THE</b> …

True Love's Kiss

As we said in the last SMBC comic posted here, looking too deeply into your favorite childhood fairy tales can ruin the charm. Sure, culture has …

Love

Albert Einstein : 13 Forgotten Quotes

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”<p>“There are only two ways to live your life. One is …

Albert Einstein

24 Disney Couple Tattoos That Prove Fairy Tales Are Real

There's no better way to prove your endless love than with matching tattoos. But what about showing your eternal love for your favourite Disney …

Tattoos

Reshaping Old Stories

As children, we are warned to steer clear of addictive influences. But I can blame my eventual affliction on something on the shelves in my family’s …

Literature

Chainsaws & Tree Huggers in the Land of Fairy Tales

<i>– how WWF and IKEA are marrying commerce and conservation in Maramureș, Romania, and helping protect some of Europe’s last remaining old growth</i> …

Conservation

I Create Whimsical Bowls From Porcelain

I carry love for the fairy tales in myself since childhood. Nothing touches me more than this. Every night, when my sweet children are asleep, I sit …

Crafting

Married artists create vibrant painted sculptures made of salvaged wood

For over 45 years, Janet and Jay O’Rourke have created magical one-of-a-kind artwork through sculptures, turnings, carvings and wall pieces made of …

Entertainment

The Lives of Pulse, Immortalized in Rhyme

Nathaniel Bush Jr. penned 66 poems — the number of books in the Bible — to make sense of last year's tragedy and immortalize a friend who always …

LGBTQ

It’s Never Too Late to Be Found: A Conversation with Rene Denfeld

Close on the heels of her award-winning debut novel <i>The Enchanted</i>, Rene Denfeld spins magic again in her second novel <i>The Child Finder</i>. Set in the icy, …

Books

Fairy Tales Are Full of Lies: Unicorns Were Real, Lived with Humans and Weren’t that Cute

The boxes of toy princess products and the bedrooms of children across this nation are covered in resplendent, striding unicorns.<p>Well, according to …

Evolution

7 Dark Fairytale Books for Grownups

<i>Trigger warning: this post discusses sexual and non-sexual violence.</i><b>Once upon a time…</b>A king fell in love with his daughter and would marry none but …

Books

Seanan McGuire Tells Us Where Dragons Come From

Seanan McGuire knows a lot of things: among them where dragons come from. The popular urban fantasy writer spoke with us at SDCC 2017.<p><b>Unbound Worlds:</b> …

Books

The Useful Dangers of Fairy Tales

Someday, my daughter will ask me why there are so few mothers in fairy tales.Or rather, why there are so few <i>living</i> mothers. Mothers are nowhere and …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Happily Ever After: 17 Multicultural Fairy Tales to Delight Every Child

As a kid, I used to love reading fairy tales. Fairy tales are unlike any other kind of story. They’re magical, enchanting tales where anything is …

Illustration

A Preview of Gen Con 50

Z-Man Games invites you to join us for the best four days in gaming! Gen Con 50 is right around the corner and if you’re planning to attend we want …

Board Games

7 Annual Competitions Every Architecture Student Should Try at Least Once

When you’re used to the grind of architecture school, breaks can hit you like rain on a warm day—cool at first, but terribly annoying soon enough. …

Origins of ancient fairytales mapped using genomic data

Our DNA may have the answer to how traditional folktales travel across the world.<p>Nearly 600 famous folktales have been traced for their origins in …

Anthropology

Locarno: ‘Good Manners’ Creators on Latino Genre, Walt Disney, Fairy Tales

LOCARNO, Switzerland — Grounded in an only-half fantasy Sao Paulo of Pharaonic high-rises tower rearing into the sky, gigantic malls and aseptic …

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