Why We Need The Old Bloody Fairy Tales

Fairy tales don't tell children dragons exist. They already know that. Fairy tales tell children dragons can be killed. ~ G. K. Chesterton For me, this is the fundamental purpose of fairy tales. I'm talking about old fairy tales, here, like Ashputtle, the Grimm Brothers' version of Cinderella, where the step-sisters carve up their feet... Continue Reading →

Movie of the Week: Penelope

I came across this movie almost accidently when I was looking over the DVD rack at a big box store. Having a penchant for fantasy, including magic and fairy tales, I was drawn by the advertising, but I bought the movie (even though I had never heard of it) for the cast, which includes Christina... Continue Reading →

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