Rejected Princesses: the Weirder Tales Disney will never do

We all know that Disney tends to soften those folk tales that they turn into movies, giving them happy endings, removing the less PG elements. However, there are some stories out there that are just a little too outrageous for even the House of Mouse, and there are quite of few of them that involve maidens. » 6/19/14 1:59pm 6/19/14 1:59pm

Creepy Yet Gorgeous Portraits of Purity-Pledging Daughters and Dads

Photographer David Magnusson is not American, nor is he Christian, nor does he have a daughter who has pledged her virginity to him in one fringe tradition that nearly unanimously squicks mainstream America out. But that didn't stop him from traveling cross country to assemble images of fathers and daughters who have… » 6/06/14 7:00pm 6/06/14 7:00pm

Controversial sugar sculpture is world's largest "Aunt Jemima"

Sculpture artist/boundary-pusher, Kara Walker, uses art as a medium to expose the atrocities committed in the antebellum American South against African Americans. Her latest work is on display at the abandoned Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn. The piece is called A Subtletly, however it's anything but. At 75ft long… » 5/11/14 6:10pm 5/11/14 6:10pm

High School Student's "Rape Culture" Piece Kicked out of Art Showcase

Another day, another high school snuffing out the voice of America's youth. Gracie Holtzclaw, a high school senior from South Carolina was given a spot at a county-wide school arts exhibition, but two days before the event, she was informed that the piece she submitted was deemed unsuitable. » 5/11/14 3:30pm 5/11/14 3:30pm

This Burned Paper Manicure Is Perfect for Banned Books Week

My partner and I got into a car accident in December (not our fault! The other driver was wearing new shoes and somehow got them stuck on the brake) (I don't drive so I have no idea how that happens) and aside from the panic attack I had when we were struck and the burrito I ate afterwards, the only thing I remember… » 3/29/14 12:49pm 3/29/14 12:49pm