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October 18, 2013

The Fairy Tales Of The Brothers Grimm

We hear stories from the day we are born, even before,  and many of them are variations of stories written hundreds of years ago by two brothers who wanted to collect folk tales. Today we sit down with the thick bicentennial edition of The Annotated Brothers Grimm.  Our guide is the book's editor Maria Tatar, a German Language and Literature Professor at Harvard, who takes us behind the scenes of classics such as "Little Red Riding Hood," "Hansel and Gretel," "Sleeping Beauty" and "The Juniper Tree." Actor Daniel Trigg brings the stories to life for us.

Plus, a web extra. Poet Alex Caldiero shares his plans for today, the end of the Mayan calendar. Sent to us by Scott Carrier.

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