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SurLaLune Fairy Tale Pages

Throughout recorded human history, fairy tales have served as ways of inculcating moral value, teaching the young about their culture, and entertaining in the oral and written fashions. Heidi Anne Heiner, a children's librarian at the Burbank Public Library, has created this fine site devoted to providing 30 annotated fairy tales, a number of essays on the art, and the history of fairy tales. The...
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

Almost every culture throughout the world has a long tradition of folklore and myths, with some of the tales having dozens of variations and permutations. Retired professor D.L Ashliman has placed hundreds of these tales on this well-designed website for the edification of the web-browsing public. While the site does not have an internal search engine, visitors can look through the available...
Maine Folklife Center

Located at the University of Maine, the Maine Folklife Center is committed to documenting and understanding the folklore, folklife, and history of Maine and Atlantic Canada. Along with its various scholarly activities, the Center sponsors a number of festivals, lectures, and like-minded programs that encourage appreciation of the diverse cultural traditions within the region. The site will be...
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Widely considered one of the most important centers of its kind, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is dedicated to "promoting the understanding and continuity of diverse, contemporary grassroots cultures in the United States and around the world". The Center is responsible for producing the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, coordinating the Folkways Recordings, and...
Lore Podcast

Last featured in the 10-06-2017 Scout Report, the podcast Lore continues to produce quality weekly episodes exploring history, folk tales, and culture. Listeners can catch up with recent episodes touching on music ("Strings"), forests ("Rooted"), and hope ("Beyond the Pale"), or enjoy remastered versions of some of the earliest episodes from the podcast's run. Folks who enjoy celebrating the...
Masters of Tradition: A Cultural Journey Across America

The U.S. is an artistically and culturally diverse country. Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awards National Heritage Fellowships to recognize individuals or groups in honor of their "excellence in the folk and traditional arts." From Navajo basket weavers to Appalachian raconteurs, the 400 individual and group fellows sustain cultural traditions, advocate for folk arts, and...

Every week since 2006, the award-winning podcast Skeptoid has taken a critical, science-based look at popular pseudoscience and misinformation. Hosted by Brian Dunning, each 15-minute episode dispenses with the rhetoric in favor of what the evidence can (and cannot) say about topics such as consumer frauds, urban legends, alternative medicine, and conspiracy theories. In the spirit of Halloween,...