We’re thrilled to talk to our very own poetry editor Mary McMyne about her first novel, The Book of Gothel, which comes out this summer and tells the secret history of Rapunzel from the perspective of the story’s oft-maligned...

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE PARKE Model: Love Chappelle   An errand of mercy, a basket of love. Only the best of intentions are paving this path. But girls have been lost here before. Sweet girls, frivolous girls. Girls she has played with, spun with,...
Feature Image: British Library / Alamy Stock Photo Rumpelstiltskin (1913), by Warwick Goble   It is night. Darkness has closed in around us as I lie in my three-year-old’s tiny bed and finish casting my words into the cool black so that my...
Feature Image: SOVEREIGN QUEEN Crown: Mr Mortimer’s Wife @mrmortimerswife Earrings: Olivia’s Vault @oliviasvaultjewellery Why Enchanted Asian Day? How did this come about? EAD Team: It has a polarized origin: It comes from both our love for magic and the wonderful world of imagination, while also...
We hope you're having a gorgeous Wednesday! We wanted to make your afternoon slightly more gorgeous with this sweet missive from our friend Sherry L. Ross.   From Sherry: I'd like to wish everyone a soul-satisfying spring. I know I'm especially in need...
Photography by THE WITCHING HOUR PHOTOGRAPHY Model: Kassi Stein Gown: El Costurero Real She was raised knowing what decadence was. It surrounded her in the form of  beautiful things—satin sheets and silk drapes and couches covered with brocade, gowns designed especially for...
Imagine this: A nubile dancer named Salome struts before a lustful king. She wields her bejeweled half-dressed body like a weapon. Her desire? To gain the head of John the Baptist, which floats before her as a glowing apparition. Imagine...
Feature Image: Marcelle Lender Dancing the Bolero in “Chilpéric” (1895–96), by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec   Truth with a capital T is dead—let’s get that carcass out of the way first. No one book or person holds the answer to the meaning of...
Portrait of Oscar Wilde (1882), by Napoleon Sarony IanDagnall Computing / Alamy Stock Photo If we were in Paris (we really should be in Paris!), I would say, “Let’s buy cups of steaming hot chocolate and flaky, buttery croissants at our...
A Cup of Chocolate (1844), by Charles Beranger © Christie's Images / Bridgeman Images At nine o’clock the next morning his servant came in with a cup of chocolate on a tray, and opened the shutters. Dorian was sleeping quite peacefully,...