Posts tagged "fairy tales"

Frisky Reads: Get In Trouble By Kelly Link

I was the kind of kid who eschewed children’s literature for Mary Higgins Clark and Steven King by the time I was maybe six or seven. By ten I was reading, and worshiping, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novel series and making my way through A Midsummer Night’s Dream. By high school, my favorite book wa…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 28, 2015

Fairy Tales For Twentysomethings Are Exactly As Depressing As You Imagined

Let's face it, you don't need fairy tales when you're a kid, when your whole world is a metaphorical warm sack of amniotic fluids full with all the food, love and sleep you'd ever want. No, you need fairytales when you're a jaded, slightly damaged twentysomething, in need of inspiration, hope and a paycheck to…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 27, 2013

Flowchart: Which Fairy Tale Villainess Are You?

Some of the most interesting characters in classic fairy tales (many of which have been translated into Disney films) are the "evil" queens, sorceresses, and crones who are at odds with the precious heroines. For example, in the upcoming film, "Snow White and the Huntsman," Charlize Theron's evil Queen Ravenna is so delightfully dark yet…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 3, 2012

Snow White Numero Dos: Who Is Lily Collins?

The battle of the Snow Whites has officially begun. While Kristen Stewart was cast back in January to play the iconic fairy tale character in "Snow White and the Huntsman," Lily Collins found out this week that she will be playing the fairest of them all in Tarsem Singh and Brett Ratner's "The Brothers Grimm:…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 4, 2011

Hailee Steinfeld To Be Sleeping Beauty

Fairy tales continue to be the new period pieces. In addition to dueling Snow White movies, it looks like there is now a race for a revisionist Sleeping Beauty flick. Today, it was announced that Hailee Steinfield of "True Grit" is attached to a Sleeping Beauty project. Oh, but it won't be the standard take.

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 30, 2011

Does The World Need Princesses? Hell Yeah!

There's been quite a bit of controversy surrounding Disney's "The Princess and the Frog," which, for the first time in Disney's 70-year history, stars a black princess. First her name was too stereotypically slave-like, so it was changed from Maddie to Tiana. Then the blogosphere was in an uproar because Princess Tiana has a racially-ambiguous

By: Annika Harris / June 8, 2009

Romantic Comedies Aren’t The Only Fiction That Will Ruin Your Life

A recent study found that fans of romantic comedies have unrealistic expectations of their life and relationships and often have trouble communicating with their partners. Rom-com devotees have an unrealistic idea that fate determines love, that the love-of-their-life should know what they want without them having to say it, and that sex with the right…

By: Annika Harris / December 16, 2008

Prince Charming Lives!

We’ve all been forced to grow up and think that fairy tales, where Prince Charming rides up on a white horse, are a bunch of bull. But hunky Prince William has put the faith back in our beloved bedtime stories! Earlier this month, the pilot Prince flew a $20 million dollar Royal Air Force helicopter…

By: Simcha / April 21, 2008