Our imaginations are easily caught up in new interpretations of these familiar stories, and it’s likely we’ll never stop reusing those tropes while we still retain them in our cultural memories. Join us in an interview with author Arielle K. Harris.
As I was working on research for something else entirely, I stumbled upon a collection of Monguor folktales, collected from Qinghai in northwest China. This was a cultural tradition I wasn’t familiar with, and with…Continue Reading
There are good wizards, there are evil wizards, and then, there are bad wizards—the kind that create the vorpal apple corer, the ten-thousand-league piano dolly, the leggings of a hundred insects. They live in the…Continue Reading
The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth (Allison & Busby 2013, £12.99) Reviewed by Katherine Langrish Kate Forsyth’s novel The Wild Girl is the story of Dortchen Wild, who would marry Wilhelm Grimm—literally the boy next door—after…Continue Reading