Unwoman’s “Uncovered” Series Rewrites Pop Music History

When most of us dream of time travel, we fancy ourselves voyaging way, way back to attend Victorian balls and personally witness the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, the building of the Pyramids or ...
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Green Fairy Accoutrements

The drinking of absinthe is often very ritualized activity, involving specialty spoons, glasses, sugar cubes, and other beautifully decorated paraphernalia. You don’t have to be a vintage-lover to appreciate the delicacy and care that ...
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Pan’s Labyrinth

These awesome magical creatures, shown above, are from Pan’s Labyrinth (© 2006 Esperanto Filmoj/Estudios Picasso/Tequila Gang) Pan’s Labyrinth is a dark fantasy film that follows the story of Ofelia, a young girl who discovers a ...
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Asylum Granted for the Gnomes of Oakland

During the chilly last weekend in January, the Gnomes of Oakland were threatened. PG&E, clearly not understanding how integrated the gnomes had become in Oakland, “announced it would remove the diminutive, hand-painted creatures that ...
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La Fée Verte

“Absinthe is the aphrodisiac of the soul. The green fairy who lives in the absinthe wants your soul, but you are safe with me.” – Dracula, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) Absinthe was long thought ...
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Warner Brothers / New Line Cinema, 2012) is the first film of the trilogy prequel to Lord of the Rings, and tells the tale of how Bilbo Baggins helps Gandalf ...
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The Boggart has been Released on Pottermore

Earlier today, Pottermore released the first few chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, including the Defense Against the Dark Arts lesson featuring the adaptive Boggart. Rowling presents new information to be ...
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Brigid Ashwood, Steampunk Fairy Artist and Writer

Brigid Ashwood is an artist and writer known for her beautiful portraiture, fantasy aesthetic, and steampunk sensibilities. Her visual work has appeared in Faerie Magazine, Imagine FX, Watercolor Faeries, and she is the author and ...
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Western Press Gets North Korean “Unicorn” Completely Wrong

Qing Dynasty Qilin North Korea found itself in the news last week for nothing that had to do with politics. Following a press release from ...
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Oz: The Great and Powerful

This stunning creature is featured in the first trailer for Oz: The Great and Powerful (Roth Films/Walt Disney Pictures, 2013). The still is wonderful, but watch that smile break out across his (her? its?) ...
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