​2500 Year-Old Tattooed Siberian Mummy Had Breast Cancer, Used Marijuana

In 1993, Russian scientist Natalia Polosmak discovered the remains of a 25-year-old woman covered in tattoos who came to be known as the Ukok Princess. Now, an MRI has revealed that the young woman was suffering from breast cancer as well as a bone marrow infection at the time of her death, and scientists have stated… » 10/18/14 6:20pm Saturday 6:20pm

What if Disney's princess movies were horror stories?

Disney's so-called princess movies are reworkings of myths, fairy tales, history, literature, and legend, but the series Seven for a Secret, written by an anonymous writer on the fanfic community Archive of Our Own (as part of Yuletide 2012) starts with the Disney versions of these stories and then twists them back… » 12/29/12 10:00am 12/29/12 10:00am

What it's like to work as a professional party princess — with…

In addition to the theme park Meridas and Mulans who roam Disneyland and Disney World, various companies hire out princesses for birthday parties and other children's events. So do those paid princesses get treated like royalty? Or does donning the dress and tiara make you feel more ready to play Ursula than Ariel? » 9/01/12 5:00pm 9/01/12 5:00pm

Watch what Disney's Wicked movie could look like

Disney animator Heidi Jo Gilbert created a Wicked storyboard video, set to the tracks from Wicked, the musical, hoping to convince her bosses to make Elphaba the next Disney princess. Our reaction: Holy Hell, this is amazing. UPDATE: Youtube pulled the clip but if you go to her site you can watch the original (not… » 2/07/11 3:00pm 2/07/11 3:00pm