Jane Eyre: A Rags to Riches Fairy Tale?

Despite being published in 1847, Jane Eyre is still a favorite among readers today. When I finally got around to reading it last year, it struck me as wonderfully “homey.” I couldn’t figure out why this was until halfway through the novel when it clicked; this is a fairy tale! I mentioned this to another... Continue Reading →

Happily Ever After: Snow White’s New Adventures

The Snow White story continues... Well, we definitely know this story. “The fairest of them all” girl with her hair as black as ebony, lips as red as the rose, and skin as white as snow, goes up against a mysterious and beautiful woman with magical powers and cold heart, a nameless (or anonymous?) prince,... Continue Reading →

Grimm: What If Fairy Tales Were Real…

Once upon a time there lived an ordinary police detective named Nicholas ‘Nick’ Burkhardt, who is about to discover he has an extraordinary destiny that will turn his life upside down, bringing with it new steadfast friends and deadly enemies. Welcome to the TV show Grimm, a world where the mythical figures depicted in fairy... Continue Reading →

Petrus and Catherine Gonsalvus

When I was growing up, my mother told me that true stories inspired fairytales. My imagination went wild, ecstatic that my beloved Cinderella, Ariel, and best of all, Bellel existed. That the magical world of Disney was our reality, and everyone received their happily ever after. When I was a little older, I understood her... Continue Reading →

Sept/Oct 2020: Fairy Tales Issue

If you grew up on Disney fairy tales, you might have a different memory of them than if you cracked open Hans Christian Anderson or the Brothers Grimm. Disney had a tendency of… sanitizing them and giving them happy endings, because no one wants the Little Mermaid to fail, or for the Evil Stepsisters in... Continue Reading →

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