mermaids

phobias

We Asked People to Sum Up Their Most Irrational Fear in Six Words

"Unknowingly being 'muffin top epidemic' b-roll."
Anna Goldfarb
3.21.18
Film

Mermaids Exist, and They're Happier Than You

Filmmaker Ali Weinstein chats about her new documentary and the freedom of being a mermaid.
Ilana Novick
7.5.17
Photos

Brooklyn Mermaid Parade Was a Glorious Ocean Conservation Freak-Fest

Wet and wild fun with a bit activism too.
Aaron Barksdale
6.21.17
Illustration

Here’s Why Thousands of Artists Are Drawing Mer-People on Instagram

Welcome to #MerMay.
Mikelle Street
5.22.17
Reviews

New 'Polish Cannibal Mermaid Musical' Is a Story About Immigration and Girlhood

"The Lure" is a lurid, dazzling retelling of the Little Mermaid fable, set in a strip club and featuring a pair of mermaids with cannibalistic tendencies. We spoke to director Agnieszka Smoczyńska about the film, a "fairy tale for adults" whose glitz...
Judy Berman
2.3.17
The Dating Game

Lessons in Love from Dating the Undateables in Harvest Moon

Do you settle for the girl-next-door, simple and easy to impress? Or do you rock up to the school reunion with a goddess on your arm?
Kate Gray
1.27.17
Art

These Handmade Fairy Tale Figurines Are Adorable and Twisted

Tina Yu interacts with her social media audience as she sculpts lifelike figurines.
Andrew Salomone
11.30.16
Comics!

'Clamity Jane,' Today's Comic by Dame Darcy

A mermaid and her conjoined twin friends go clam digging but find only a lesson about work.
DAME DARCY
9.29.16
Art

Projected Animals Light Up an Island in the Azores

Video artist duo VJ Suave released videos of their project for the Walk & Talk artist residency on Sao Miguel Island.
Nathaniel Ainley
8.16.16
Film

The Timeless Appeal of Winona Ryder, Hollywood's Eternal Outsider

What young person watching her films didn't want to be that girl? She didn't belong, and neither did you.
Hannah Ewens
7.22.16
Broadly

Inside the Salty Grind of Professional Mermaids

Being a mythical fish woman ain't easy.
Kelly Anne Bonner
7.10.16
earth

This Seminal 16th Century Animal Encyclopedia Includes Mermaids and Unicorns

Historiae animalium is a fascinating window into the world of Renaissance zoology.
Becky Ferreira
3.26.16
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