Beauty and the Beast Black Forest Cupcakes! by Amanda Iles

A tale as old and as classic as Beauty and the Beast deserves its own cupcake. Inspired by the recent release of Disney’s live action movie (and my friend who is obsessed with both the story and coconut), the following is a recipe for Beauty and the Beast black forest cupcakes. Now, I know the…

Fairy Tales My Father Never Told Me by Dimitra Nikolaidou

“Why won’t you read me Cinderella?” “I have another story, one you’ve never heard…” Long after I had learned to read myself and stopped requesting bedtime stories, my dad let slip the reason he never bought me Cinderella or Snow White or any other classic fairy tale: he was angered by the fact that the…

Animal Spouses: Beastly Husbands and Monstrous Wives by Clara Lawryniuk

Fairy tales are an old and influential form of cultural transmission. They reveal to us what people throughout the ages have deemed significant, what ideas they wanted to preserve and communicate. By examining fairy tales, not only can we learn a great deal about human nature, we can uncover beliefs we hold about each other….