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Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are told in every culture, and are likely as old as human language itself. Hollywood has long been under their spell, and this year alone eight movies that retell a fairy-tale are coming out, including two featuring Snow White. Television is also reinterpreting familiar tales, with "Grimm," "Once Upon a Time," and "Neverland" on screens now. We look at why these stories endure, and take a look at how they're being re-imagined.

Fairy Tale Film Trailers

Mirror Mirror

Snow White and the Hunstman

Once Upon A Time



Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National Park

Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.
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Why Millions Of American Men Have Left The Workforce, And How To Bring Them Back

Today’s unemployment rate is down sharply from the height of the Great Recession. But more than a fifth of American men had no paid employment last year, and seven million of them have stopped looking altogether. Why men are leaving the workforce – and how to bring them back.


Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

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