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According to Wikipedia, “Burka Avenger is a Pakistani animated television series airing on Geo Tez a new channel of GEO TV Network. Created and directed by pop star Haroon and produced at Unicorn Black production studios, the show features Jiya, a teacher at a girls school whose alter ego is a burka-wearing superheroine who uses her martial arts skills to fight crime.” …

Disenchanting the Fairy Godmother: An exploration of the evolution of fairy godmothers in modern retellings of Cinderella

  In a tradition perpetuated by Cinderella and her ilk, little girls dreamed about being princesses, wearing beautiful clothes and being swept off their feet by charming princes. They prayed for fairy godmothers who would make wondrous magic and fulfill all desires, even ones that seem impossible. From pumpkins to …

Interview with Heather Dixon (the Story Monster!)

Heather Dixon (aka The Story Monster) is the author of the 2011 novel Entwined, a retelling of the classic Grimm fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses (click on the link to read it for free!). Unlike the Grimm version’s medieval setting, Heather’s work takes place in the Victorian era – that’s right! Swishy dresses, …