This Artist Paints Lucid Dreams with Her Own Hair
Leah Brown uses an unconventional material to document the surreal fairytale world of her subconscious.
How Women Are Reinventing Fairy Tales and Deflowering Tradition
From Helen Oyeyemi to Angela Carter, female writers subvert classic stories like "Snow White" and "The Little Mermaid" to comment on sex, race, and gender.
How Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' Became the Darkest Tale of All
Despite the musical numbers, the 1991 Disney film is actually the darkest retelling of the popular fairy tale.
The Long, Strange History of Women Wearing Deadly Clothing
In myths and fairytales, women poisoned their rivals with gaudy accessories; in the 19th century, they unknowingly wore dresses dyed with arsenic. The specific dangers may have changed, but one thing remains the same: an obsession with the link between...
Meet the Illustrator Who Puts Algae on Paper
Using algae and gouache, artist Katharine Rutter explores the self and fairy tales through imaginative illustrations.
The Mystical, Surreal Methods of a Russian Psychotherapist
Take a glimpse of Russian photographer Katya Rezvaya's new series about Dr. Andrei Gnezdilov, a therapist and author of scientific studies and books on the therapeutic values of fairy tales.
Who's Afraid of Feminist Fairy Tale Theater?
'The Coward' is a raucous romp for our modern moment.
100,000 Emojis Recreate Three Classic Fairy Tales
Artist and author Joe Hale painstakingly translated 'Alice in Wonderland,' 'Peter Pan,' and 'Pinocchio' into symbols and smileys.
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We Asked Some Experts About the Sexual Undertones of 'Super Mario Bros.'
We spoke to two folklorists in order to better understand gaming's obsession with rescuing damsels in distress, and things got dark.