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Singapore Storms Into Premium TV Production With Shows Like ‘Folklore,’ ‘Grisse’

Singapore Storms Into Premium TV Production With Shows Like ‘Folklore,’ ‘Grisse’

It has been a banner year of publicity for Singapore, the runaway success of “Crazy Rich Asians” and the global news focus of the Kim-Trump Summit shining a spotlight on the small city state. With
Pisadiera & Baba Yaga

Pisadiera & Baba Yaga

These are two entities with a number of similarities: They’re both women, often described as crones or hags, and there’s no clear origin point for either of them. But they’re very different as well.
An ancient story-telling technique is helping cops fight fake news in India

An ancient story-telling technique is helping cops fight fake news in India

In March 2018, the Jogulamba Gadwal district of Telangana fell prey to viral WhatsApp forwards that purportedly warned of organ harvesters kidnapping children. The videos,…
The best new fantasy fiction retells ancient stories with complex female characters

The best new fantasy fiction retells ancient stories with complex female characters

It’s easy to assume that a book about a magic or mermaids would be a fun, silly, perhaps even juvenile sort of read. A book…

Folklore to haunt HBO with mythology horror anthology

Some international scares are coming to the U.S. After airing from October to November last year on HBO Asia, the horror anthology series Folklore will be heading stateside to the original network’s
“Para saber si alguien es bueno bailando me basta ver cómo camina”

“Para saber si alguien es bueno bailando me basta ver cómo camina”

Fabián Rendón, profesor de ritmos latinos desde hace más de 10 años, reclama una vuelta a la base en mitad de la explosión de este tipo de música en el país
Almost all US parents use unscientific folklore to protect kids from the cold

Almost all US parents use unscientific folklore to protect kids from the cold

A vast majority of American parents employ useless methods, many of them passed down from previous generations and not backed by science, to try and…
El Gobierno declara de “interés internacional” el Entroido de Xinzo

El Gobierno declara de “interés internacional” el Entroido de Xinzo

El alcalde espera "muchos más" visitantes de los 20.000 habituales tras la obtención del reconocimiento, por el que llevaba trabajando la localidad desde hace "seis años"

HBO mines Asian mythology for scary monsters in anthology series Folklore

New trailer showcases different directors, casts, and countries for each episode.
Punisher's Showrunner Wants Daredevil and Kingpin...If the Show Gets Another Season

Punisher's Showrunner Wants Daredevil and Kingpin...If the Show Gets Another Season

Sandra Bullock is returning to Netflix to produce a new Mark Millar project. There’s some truly wild speculation about an obscure Marvel character and their potential role in Avengers: Endgame. Plus,
Punisher's Showrunner Wants Daredevil and Kingpin...If the Show Gets Another Season

Punisher's Showrunner Wants Daredevil and Kingpin...If the Show Gets Another Season

Sandra Bullock is returning to Netflix to produce a new Mark Millar project. There’s some truly wild speculation about an obscure Marvel character and their potential role in Avengers: Endgame. Plus,

Ancient civilizations' fascination with AI, robots, and synthetic life

Stanford folklorist and science historian Adrienne Mayor has a fascinating-sounding new book out, titled "Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology." It's a survey of how
Doña Sofía ‘ficha’ por el Carnaval de Cádiz

Doña Sofía ‘ficha’ por el Carnaval de Cádiz

Entre el chiste y el homenaje, una chirigota parodia a la Reina. “Ya le tocaba, es una buena señora y no veas la que le están dando”, dicen sus responsables
Natalia Lafourcade: “Yo voté por AMLO, pero el cambio lo tenemos que hacer entre todos”

Natalia Lafourcade: “Yo voté por AMLO, pero el cambio lo tenemos que hacer entre todos”

La cantante mexicana, que actúa en los Grammy este domingo, habla sobre el momento artístico y político de México
Baiuca, una gaitero tímido en Malasaña

Baiuca, una gaitero tímido en Malasaña

El mago gallego de la ‘folktrónica’ abre el ciclo Guacamayo Tropical, que hasta mayo propone visiones contemporáneas de la música de baile
El disfraz de La Vecina Rubia y otras ideas para triunfar en carnaval

El disfraz de La Vecina Rubia y otras ideas para triunfar en carnaval

Todas estas propuestas carnavaleras se pueden comprar 'online' para llegar a tiempo a las celebraciones
Los disfraces para que niñas, niños y bebés triunfen en el carnaval

Los disfraces para que niñas, niños y bebés triunfen en el carnaval

Seleccionamos 15 atuendos de superhéroes, magos, princesas y animales para los más pequeños de la casa
The Jim Henson Company and Neil Gaiman Are Bringing Back The Storyteller

The Jim Henson Company and Neil Gaiman Are Bringing Back The Storyteller

The myths and legends of days gone by are coming back for a new generation. Fremantle and the Jim Henson Company have announced that they are teaming up with Neil Gaiman to bring back The
The Jim Henson Company and Neil Gaiman Are Bringing Back The Storyteller

The Jim Henson Company and Neil Gaiman Are Bringing Back The Storyteller

The myths and legends of days gone by are coming back for a new generation. Fremantle and the Jim Henson Company have announced that they are teaming up with Neil Gaiman to bring back The
Bruh Rabbit Brilliantly Reclaims and Reimagines an Important Piece of Black Folklore

Bruh Rabbit Brilliantly Reclaims and Reimagines an Important Piece of Black Folklore

Like all mythic trickster beings who live in stories people tell one another, Brer Rabbit is a character whose precise origins are difficult to pin down. But his folklore roots are deeply intertwined