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“In winter all this pleasure came to an end, for the windows were sometimes quite frozen over.  But then they would warm copper pennies on the stove and hold the warm pennies against the frozen pane.  Soon a little round peephole would appear, and through these holes beamed the soft bright eyes of a little… Read More ›

The 10th Kingdom

It opens with a song… I’m wishing on a star To follow where you are I’m wishing on a dream To follow what it means And I’ll wish on all the rainbows that I see I wish for all the people who dream a dream Once upon a time, an evil queen cursed a prince—transforming… Read More ›

The Company of Wolves

Because I have a love of fairy tales–even if they’re twisted and dark–and as there’s the new Red Riding Hood movie (starring Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman) due out soon, I thought I’d revisit a curious movie that is like a waking dream, The Company of Wolves. In this 1984 version of the Little Red… Read More ›

Into the Woods

It’s not like I’m on a fairy tale kick really, but… Into the Woods is one of my top ten all-time favorite musicals. This Broadway musical first premiered on November 5, 1987.  Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine,  Into the Woods takes the tales of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk,… Read More ›

A Treasury of Fairy Tales

As a follow up to my Tangled post, I pulled out my two-volume set of fairy tales, A Treasury of the World’s Greatest Fairy Tales and A Second Treasury of the World’s Greatest Fairy Tales.  The books were a gift from one of my aunts from before I could read. These books, put out by… Read More ›


Not a Grimm fairy tale?  Disney’s latest animated tale, Tangled, is the story of Rapunzel.  Though it may not be the way you remember it. In the most well known versions of the tale–by the Grimm Brothers, Andrew Lang, et al.–“Once Upon a Time…” begins with a childless couple who live near a witch’s walled… Read More ›

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