Fairy Tales

How a Real Genetic Disorder Could Have Inspired Fairy Tales

Many people go their whole lives without meeting someone who has Williams syndrome. But for those of us who do, the experience can feel magical.<p>The …

Simon & Schuster

Is Building Knowledge the Best Way to Increase Literacy Achievement?

<i>Teacher question:</i><p><i>E.D. Hirsch makes a compelling argument for the systematic teaching of essential knowledge in elementary school as the best way to</i> …

Education

Once Upon a Picture...

These Fairytale Photographers are a Marriage Made in Heaven<p>Married for eleven years, Fine Art photography power-couple Katarzyna and Marcin Owczarek …

Disney Scenes Recreated as Photos

Louisiana-based photographer Savannah Kate Bridges shoots custom portraiture for clients in a variety of genres, but in her free time she has been …

Photography

Just 23 Totally Perfect 4th Grade Anchor Charts

Anchor charts are one of the teaching tools that I’ve found to be useful for pretty much any topic that I’m teaching. Whether the anchor chart is …

Teaching

Toyota C-HR Brings Fairy Tales To Life

Toyota is taking a decidedly whimsical approach in advertising for its new model, the C-HR, which stands for coupe high-rider.<p>“A New Story Begins” …

Advertising Industry

I May Be A ‘Girly Girl,’ But I Can Still Kick Your A**

Pink is my absolute favorite color. It has been pretty much my entire adult life. And not pale pink or dusty rose — I like hot pink, Barbie pink, the …

Lifestyle

I Painted Fairytales As Mirrors Of Adulthood

When I looked at myself in the mirror, I always saw somebody I never knew before.<p>Every piece of my heart is the hidden secret of my cards, and you …

Art

The Film About Feminism and Witchcraft That You Need to See

Rungano Nyoni, the writer and director behind stunning new film I Am Not a Witch, talks Zambian fairytales, feminist undertones, and finding her …

Feminism

Inspiring the love of reading in children with free fairy tales

Now celebrating 10 years and 10 libraries, Vnet's "Fairy Tale Library" CSR project continues to make a positive difference to the development of …

Education

5 Places That Are Straight Out Of Fairy Tales

For Condé Nast Traveler, by Caitlin Morton.<p>Visiting these real-world places is like jumping into the pages of a story book, where castles sit on clouds and forests are carpeted with flowers.<p><b>1. Multnomah Falls: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon</b><p>This 611-foot-tall double cascade flows through Oregon's lush …

Europe

Andersen awards highlight Danish writer's appeal in China - Culture

While pieces like <i>The Little Match Girl</i> and <i>The Emperor's New Clothes</i> by Hans Christian Andersen are all too familiar to Chinese families, the …

China

Why I Encourage My Seriously Ill Patients To Imagine The Worst

Support the news<p>Commentary<p>I was eight months pregnant, huddled on my couch alone in a dark house, one hand hovering over the remote’s pause button, …

Jonathan Demme

The Wolf and the Woods: Adding Fairy Tales to Your Content Creation

In 2017, <i>Beauty and the Beas</i>t became the tenth highest grossing film ever at the international box office. That’s not the only live-action version of …

Little Red Riding Hood

Fairy Tales and Tarot in Osprey’s New Tile-Laying Game Shahrazad

Everyone knows the story of Scheherazade, the storyteller of <i>1001 Arabian Nights</i>, and how she escaped death at the hands of her murderous husband by …

Little Red Riding Hood

Comics | This Week's New & Noteworthy | May 24th

<b>The comics preview is all you need to find out which new titles are hitting comic store shelves this week.</b><p>Whether you’re a regular reader looking for …

Comics

I Take Magical Mermaid Images Inspired By Fairytales

Though I am obsessed with all things whimsical and magical (unicorns, fairies, elves, etc.) mermaids are by far my favorite. Most of the images you …

Photography

The cliches of Disney dads

Andrew Blair Jun 16, 2017As Father's Day approaches, we take a look at dads, through the eyes of Disney movies... <b>This article contains mild spoilers</b> …

Walt Disney Company

Wiki Wormhole: These actors didn’t survive their last TV roles

<i>With more than 5.4 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or remembering Troy McClure from such films as</i> The Boatjacking Of Supership 79 <i>and</i> The Revenge Of Abe Lincoln<i>. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our</i> …

TV

The delightful first trailer for “Charming” shows a different side of the infamous Prince Charming

Fairy tales are kind of amazing. Even though they’ve been around forever, we never get tired of hearing them told. Even better, we love checking out …

John Cleese

STAR WARS and THE HIDDEN FORTRESS: The Beauty of Modern Cinematic Fairy Tales

A handsome rogue and his two bickering companions accompany a strong willed princess across a strange and mysterious landscape, evading capture and …

Star Wars

Fairy Tales, Gently Fractured

<b>FROGKISSER!</b><br>By Garth Nix<br>Read by Marisa Calin<br>11 hours. Listening Library.<br>(Middle grade; ages 10 and up)<p><b>THE LAND OF STORIES</b> <b><br>A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales</b> <br>Written and read by Chris Colfer<br>4½ hours. Hachette Audio.<br>(Middle grade; ages 8 to 12)<p>You don’t have to own a knitted pink cap or the collected …

Books

What If Marriage Is Overrated?

When I attended the American Psychological Association’s annual conference in Denver last August, the best and most well-attended talk I saw was by …

Marriage

Star of New Film About a Man Who Pulls a Sword Out of a Stone: 'I'm Too Old For Fairy Tales'

<b>Charlie Hunnam</b> is King Arthur in the new <i>very cool</i> Guy Richie King Arthur movie that comes out today, so he completed one of those 25 Things You Don’t …

Charlie Hunnam

What If Marriage Is Overrated?

When I attended the American Psychological Association’s annual conference in Denver last August, the best and most well-attended talk I saw was by …

Marriage

How Someone Who Doesn't Live a Fairy Tale Creates a Place Full of Fairy Tales

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney.Whenever you think about great individuals who started from very …

Walt Disney Company

The Sausage Princess and Other Stories: Reshaping the Bizarre Structure of Fairy Tales

So there’s a Grimm Brothers fairy tale about a mouse, a bird, and a talking sausage who live together. (I am not making this up.) The sausage is the …

Disney Princesses

These Short Love Stories Perfectly Capture The Essence Of A Modern Day Happily-Ever-After

We have all read fairy tales as kids, haven't we?<p>The idea of a happily-ever-after where we found our true love, got married and lived happily, where …

Love

The Refrigerator Monologues

From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Catherynne Valente comes a series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of …

Law & Order

Why the Fairy-Tale Metaphor for Trump's World... Actually Works

Fairy tales narrate a rise to royalty, often functioning as wish fulfillment, but they rarely depict massive social change. That’s why they’re a …

Literature