Let Me Love Your Filthy Heart (Goodbye to Baby Love)


Real love isn’t always rose and lavender, sometimes it’s a lot more like manure. But maybe loving the fertilizer is the secret of a lasting relationship.

Sleeping Beauty Syndrome


Alexander Lowe discusses how gay men could learn to escape reality in fictitious world and get trapped there for good.

Mark Twain, the Depth


Professor Bobkoff is not returning to campus this fall, but his daughter will never forget what he taught her.

Smarts and Storytelling: Einstein’s Surprising Advice on Intelligence.

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Einstein said a lot of things, and much of what he has said has been handsomely crafted into tight shareable memes that offer an inspiring boost to our mornings.

The Problematic Fairy-Tale Wedding


Marriage counselor Aaron Anderson critiques our ever-dangerous tendency to mix fairy-tales and marriage.

Let’s Stop Blaming Disney


If adults are complaining that their lives are not fairy tales, we should all be very frightened.

5 Ways Disney Films Are Bad For Married Men


The fairy tales’ flawed messages of romance swing both ways.

Some Thrive, Some Die


Lawrence Benner’s cat just died, and it’s got him thinking about all the ways we’re obsessed with death, when it’s really quite simple.

So You Want to Be a Princess

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Bird seamstresses, prancing princes: Greg White on the pressure and woes of life on the fast track to happy ever after.

Taking My Nephews to See ‘Brave’

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Sidney Stone hopes that the fairy tales of the future can help undo some of the damaging messages about gender that have been sent to boys and girls in the past.

A Real-Life Sitcom Moment


Starring his business-savvy wife, their precocious children, and Mark Welte: homunculus.

Lost Children


Shilly-Shally plays a game with me that reveals, I think, some of the deepest fears and desires children know.



‘You dare to stare into such a friend’ … A poem by Daniel Lee Fee.