You know how when somebody says “don’t be mad” it’s literally the worst? It’s kinda like thatRead more "You with those sad eyes"
Will there be any more fairy tales? This is what a friend of mine asked me one night as we were swapping favorite literary classics. It’s an interesting question; I mean, sure, we’ve got countless stories with all the makings of fairy tales– magical lands, talking animals and unreasonably capable children– but when’s the last time we had […]Read more "Down the rabbit hole, part 5: Once Upon a Time"
Once upon a time (that’s how these things go, you know) there was a lost boy. As lost boys tend to do, he ran away with Peter Pan to neverland. After many, many adventures too grand for words, he left neverland and grew up. He never forgot, though, and eventually returned to the island and to Peter. The […]Read more "Down the rabbit hole, part 4: second star to the right"
Almost eight decades later, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has gone through the ringer of conspiracy theories ranging from chauvinism to drugs to recycled villains. I’m here to add one more to the list— paganism. Care to come down the rabbit hole with me? If you’ve ever read the original Snow White from the Grimm’s […]Read more "Down The Rabbit Hole, Part 3: But one song"
In 1994 Disney released The Lion King, their most successful animated feature to date. In 2000, George W. Bush was elected president of the United States. Care to come down the rabbit hole with me? I realize that what I did to Gaston and the Beast may have upset a few of y’all, so I’ll preemptively say that […]Read more "Down the rabbit hole, part 2: long live the king"
What if the hero didn’t win? I mean, like, just for a change of pace, what if Disney made a movie where the “handsome prince” goes after the damsel in distress but ends up, I dunno, just like dying instead and the girl is left to live out her life with the villain? Psych— trick question, […]Read more "Down the rabbit hole, part 1: tale as old as time"