In the shadows of mountains and in the wind on mountain-tops She loves to take her bow Her bow made all of silver And shoot off her shafts of woe. The peaks of great mountains tremble The forest in its darkness screams … The whole...

A Tale as Old as Time

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As the classic Disney song reminds us, “Beauty and the Beast” possesses a rich history and a powerful legacy of enchantment. While most versions we see and hear today are retellings of the iconic 18th century French tale by Madame...
Illustration by Guinevere von Sneeden • If you go longer than a week without visiting the woods, you start to fade and pine, whether it’s the hottest day of summer or icicles are dripping from the trees. • When you spy...
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By The Light of The Moon

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“The moon replenishes the earth; when she approaches it, she fills all bodies, while, when she recedes, she empties them.” —from Natural History by Pliny the Elder, first century Roman naturalist For centuries, men and women have farmed by the light...
The Peacock Skirt (1893), by Aubrey Beardsley If you’re anything like me, you might have increased in mass over the past eighteen months. While the frightening reality of a pandemic raged, one little comfort we could indulge in was eating...

Wild Irish Girl

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About the Feature image: Engraving of Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan, 1846, by Samuel Freeman, after John Comerford. Image courtesy The National Photographic Archive, National Library of Ireland If there is any comparison to be made between Sydney Owenson and other...

The Moon-Gazing Hare

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Look for her at midnight, as she twitches her nose and raises her head to the full moon, soft ears falling behind her. She is the moon-gazing hare, and can be seen in countless artistic depictions by artists modern...
Article from the Medieval Issue #41 Print // Digital Ah, young courtly love, the all-consuming, not-quite platonic, and entirely effusive adoration of a medieval knight for his liege’s wife. The troubadours, poets, and storytellers of the era invented the idea of an honorable knight’s almost...