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  The photographer Lauren Poor can rarely be contained by the medium of photography; she builds monuments to fairy worlds, and she’s even turned her own apartment into a magical universe all its own. In her recent series Shrines, she examines the intersection of photography and fantasy, reconstructing visions from her own childhood dreams. Through the use of painting, dolls, and costuming, Poor is able to transcend the photographic and enter into a ... Read More
  In 1919, E.E. Cummings impregnated his lover, the separated wife of his beloved friend Scofield Thayer, Elaine. Unfortunately, Cummings left Elaine and the child alone and abandoned, and Thayer took on the role of the girl’s father until he and Elaine officially divorced one year later.     But this story isn’t a tragic one; it’s a poignant one about doing the best we can for those we love. After that year apart, Cummings ... Read More
"Rapunzel"  When I first saw these gender-swapped illustrations of some of my favorite fairy tales, I had to laugh. I love the little faces of these dudes! Artist Yudi Chen, who studies illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, flips the gender roles of beloved fairy tales such as Rapunzel and Cinderella (Cinderfella, if you will) in her illustration series Gender Reversed Fairy Tales. I think my favorite is the bearded Rapunzel-- dude has some sweet ... Read More
Sadly, I missed last week’s episode of OUAT due to Hurricane Sandy–however, I am grateful that I didn’t have any actual problems to deal with. But it gave me some time to rethink my weekly recaps, and instead of doing a long, boring recap of every scene, I’ve decided to focus on five hilarious, shocking, bewildering, or just WTF moments from each episode.  Without further delay, here’s what happened in this week's episode: Emma’s Past. The episode ... Read More
  Rumplestiltskin and Belle had quite an interesting beginning in Season One, as they were Beauty and the Beast. I absolutely worship Rumbelle, and was thrilled to see another episode about this power couple. Rumple is one of the most mysterious characters, and this episode finally revealed some information about him. The episode begins in Storybrooke with Belle having doubts about Rumple and concerns about if he’s really going to change or keep ... Read More
I have had a lengthy love affair with Once Upon A Time, so you can imagine how stoked I was to see the season premiere on Sunday night.  Sadly, I was a little let down. If you’re new to the show, here's the plot: An evil queen (the one who poisoned Snow White with the apple) trapped all of the fairy-tale characters in modern-day Storybrooke, Maine, in which they are unaware of their magical powers and who they really are in the alternate world. The ... Read More
After the box-office failure of Disney's The Princess and the Frog, rumor was that Disney decided that fairy tales were a thing of the past; according to the LA Times, targeting only the little-girl market just wasn't enough. The studio's latest offering, Tangled, combines a take on a classic fairy-tale princess story with more modern elements, like CGI and wacky wise-cracking sidekicks, in order to attract a broader audience. And the movie did well on opening ... Read More
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