A Torrid Affair

Torrid, the “plus-size” offshoot of teen-fashion merchandizer Hot Topic, has a fragrance called “Curiouser and Curiouser” (“with notes of rose, amber, pink peony, cedarwood, and honey”). You can get it in a bottle or spray. It seems to be related to Hot Topic’s line of similarly named goods: locket, t-shirts, throw, bag, and hairbrush.


Oz/Wonderland Ad Mashup

Okay, it came out in 2014, but we just found out about it (thanks, Adriana!): Marks & Spencer’s Christmas ad that’s a mashup of Oz and Wonderland, not to mention Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, and a magic carpet ride. Warning: a pretty girl (Rosie Huntington-Whitely) is occasionally seen in lingerie, and Helena Bonham-Carter has a cameo. This almost makes up for the cat video posted yesterday.


Warning: Cat Video

I didn’t think it was possible to sink lower than Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, but apparently it is. The Disney IRL folks have re-created the tea-party scene from that abhorrent film … using cats. For you who like that sort of thing, click here. For the rest of us, kill me now.


Alice in MADison, Wisconsin

The Madison Theatre Guild will be presenting an original dark, musical take on Alice by Dan Myers and Meghan Rose on October 27 – November 5th. An article about its genesis can be found here.


The White Rabbit: A Fabulous Restaurant in Moscow

The White Rabbit restaurant and bar, located on the 16th floor of 3 Smolenskaya Square, is the epitome of dining elegance. Currently ranked #18 in the World’s Fifty Best Restaurants (by The Diners Club), “As the name may suggest, the restaurant whimsically embraces an Alice In Wonderland theme – think lots of rabbits and rococo furniture.” There is much to admire in its spectacular decor, and for the 150th anniversary last year they had a weekly “Alice in Wonderland gastronomic performance” at the Gastrobar.

“I suppose I ought to eat or drink something or other; but the great question is ‘What?'”


Through the Looking Glass – ‘Alice’ painting returns to Pittsburg Public Library

After a year and a half long restoration, the Through the Looking Glass painting has been returned to the Pittsburg Public Library (Kansas not Pennsylvania).  The Pittsburg Morning Sun notes that limited edition prints will be available to aid in fundraising for the library.




A very cool looking VR immersive game is set to be released in October, called ALICE VR (formerly titled A.L.I.C.E), and is set in a far flung future world, but with many nods to Carroll.  Trailer is beautiful, if another get a chance to play, please let us know!


Annotated Alice 150th Anniversary Edition in Chinese

Rongbin Chen’s monumental translation of The Annotated Alice: 150th Anniversary Deluxe Edition into Chinese is now available. This site offers a 21% discount and international shipping, or you can find it elsewhere by its ISBN, 9789865695606.

馬克 伯斯坦


New Alice Site

“Darkchilde” is an intelligent young lady who “happens to be interested in a wide variety of things,” according to her “sanctuary.” She has recently put in a wide-ranging Alice in Wonderland section. Happy exploring!


Gorgeous Book on Russian Alice Illustrators

Illustrated Editions of Alice in Wonderland from the USSR and the Post-Soviet Era

Those amazing folks at Artists’ Choice Editions have done it again!

“With the advent of Glasnost, in the late ’80s, there was a resurgence of illustrated editions of Lewis Carroll’s Alice books. We are happy to publish the first English language edition of a survey of the vast array published from Azerbaijan to Vladivostok, most of which have never been seen in the West before.

“The book is 176 pages with 170 b/w and colour illustrations. It includes a Checklist of more than sixty illustrated books. There are two editions, both numbered and bound in a Continental style binding. The Standard of 160 copies is £96.00. The Special Edition of 48 copies includes a folder with four original signed and numbered Aqua-tints by internationally known Ukrainian printmakers, a copy of the book 1/4 bound in leather, all in a solander box. £540.00”

Very highly recommended. Click here!