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Robert's Raves
Robert Rodriguez's popular series examining story elements and themes in tales from around the world.

The European Scene
Sam Cannarozzi's articles on European feativals and happenings.

Story Types
Articles on specific stories, genres, and types of telling.

Tips and Programs
How-to articles.

Festivals
Reports on some of the best.

Reviews
Of recordings, books, games, and other stuff.

Panel Reviews
Listen in as a group of reviewers debate and discuss their reactions to the latest releases.

Joe's Page
Contributions by and about the late storyteller Joe Healy

Our Contributors

Submissions
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Robert's Raves
Robert Rodriquez's popular series examining story elements and themes from around the world.

Questions and Answers
Riddles of the King and the Bishop.
—posted September 2003

A Matter of Time
Stories with temporal tricks.
—posted February 2002

By the Numbers
Question: What do Kal-El (a.k.a. Superman,) Tom Lehrer, Gilbert and Sullivan, and the substance known as kryptonite have in common? Answer: the number 82.
—posted March 2001

The Partners of Their Labors
They are, and have been, known by various descriptions and designations: second banana, trusty sidekick, faithful companion.
—published in WIP Winter 2000

The Music of Story
Stories in which music plays an important role.
—published in WIP Summer 1999

Heroines to the Rescue
—published in WIP Winter 1999

Villains On Parade
It's time to give villians their due.
—published in WIP Summer 1998

Riddle Me This and Riddle Me That
Stories where riddles take a leading role.
—published in WIP Winter 1998

Questions, Answers and Dilemmas: Tales With a Twist
—published in WIP Summer 1997

Why, Oh Why, Oh Why
About stories that explain...
—published in WIP Winter 1997

A Story By Any Other Name
Journeys and voyages in storytelling and literature.
—published in WIP Summer 1996

 

 

 

 

Special Features

Why I Hate Lady Ragnell Alan Irvine's article and the rebuttal it engendered.

The Disney Stories Debate

What Are the Rules?

Variations on Storycrafting: Thomas the Rymer