Salman Rushdie on Literature

The literature of the fantastic has always embodied our profound truths, our finest attributes and our deepest prejudices.

#books-and-literature, #censorship, #children-and-childhood, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #religion-and-belief

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Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow, the Great Chicago Fire and a Mansion Sale

Much like the legend that Catherine O’Leary’s cow started the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, historians doubt the story that the home was built for her — or that she ever lived there.

#chicago-ill, #fires-and-firefighters, #illinois, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #oleary-catherine, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #the-great-chicago-fire

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Why Are We So Obsessed With Royalty?

Monarchies are surprisingly resilient, in real life and popular culture. Are we hard-wired to respect the throne?

#harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #royal-families

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How to Pretend You’re in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, Today

You might not be able to travel on spring break this year, but you can immerse yourself in Maya culture from home.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #books-and-literature, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #culture-arts, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #indigenous-people, #mayans, #music, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #riviera-maya-mexico, #sinkholes, #travel-and-vacations, #world-heritage-sites

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Kindred Spirits: 2 Collections of Native Mythology for Children and Their Adults

In “Ancestor Approved” and “The Sea-Ringed World,” sacred stories provide comfort by bringing people together.

#ancestor-approved-intertribal-stories-for-kids-book, #books-and-literature, #bowles-david-1970, #central-america, #children-and-childhood, #esperon-maria-garcia-1964, #indigenous-people, #mesoamerica, #mijangos-amanda, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #native-americans, #north-america, #smith-cynthia-leitich-1967, #south-america, #the-sea-ringed-world-sacred-stories-of-the-americas-book

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‘Live From Mount Olympus’ Review: Oh My Godsss, Who Am I?

This audio series translates the Greek myth of Perseus for teens, making its hero a young man still figuring out his destiny.

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Beyond ‘Black Panther’: Afrofuturism Is Booming in Comics

A bumper crop of graphic novels and comic books melds African culture and science fiction, with influences as wide-ranging as space travel, Caribbean folklore and Janelle Monáe.

#africa, #after-the-rain-book, #black-panther-book, #black-people, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #cartoons-and-cartoonists, #comic-books-and-strips, #fielder-tim-illustrator, #graphic-novels, #infinitum-time-travel-noir-book, #jennings-john-author, #movies, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #okorafor-nnedi, #science-fiction, #womack-ytasha-l, #writing-and-writers

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From ‘Alma’ to ‘Zuri,’ Parents Are Looking for Positive Baby Names

They’re searching the heavens, and through family history, for strong monikers in a pandemic.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #names-geographical, #parenting

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A Raven Queen Vanishes, and Britain Checks a Prophecy

One of the resident birds at the Tower of London is feared to have died. Legend says at least six must be kept there, or the nation will fall.

#birds, #great-britain, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #tower-of-london

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The Small Irish Animation Studio That Keeps Getting Oscars’ Attention

With “Wolfwalkers,” Cartoon Saloon completes a hand-drawn trilogy based on Celtic mythology. The film epitomizes everything the studio stands for.

#animated-films, #art, #cartoon-saloon-animation-studio, #ireland, #kilkenny-ireland, #moore-tomm, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #song-of-the-sea-movie, #the-secret-of-kells-movie, #twomey-nora, #wolfwalkers-movie

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How a Medusa Sculpture From a Decade Ago Became #MeToo Art

Some criticized the fact that the artist behind the work, which was unveiled on Tuesday, was a man. One backer says men need to be in the conversation.

#metoo-movement, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #garbati-luciano, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #sculpture, #sex-crimes

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How Three Artists Are Exploring Mythology and Race

In re-examining historical narratives and classical stories, these artists are creating images that speak on multiple levels to the experiences of being Black and female.

#art, #black-people, #greek-civilization, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #rawles-calida-garcia, #religion-and-belief, #rosales-harmonia, #sunstrum-pamela-phatsimo, #water, #women-and-girls

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How the Creators of ‘Cursed’ Conjured a Fresh Take on King Arthur

Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler shared a love for the medieval legend but knew it had been done many times before. So they put a teen sorceress at the center.

#cursed-book, #cursed-tv-program, #miller-frank, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #netflix-inc, #television, #wheeler-tom-screenwriter

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