Check out Yasmin Sethi’s Alice-inspired chess set! “Inspired by [Through the Looking Glass], the chess pieces have an opaque mirror finish, when they touch the surface of the board they magically turn transparent and reveal the identity of the piece contained inside them. When removed from the board they revert to being opaque, hiding the… [read full post]
A new bar has opened in Wellington, New Zealand: Alice is located at the back of (where else?) the Boogie Wonderland nightclub.
(Image copyright (c) Maggie Taylor.) The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida has a new exhibit, Almost Alice: New Illustrations of Wonderland by Maggie Taylor, running from July 15 to October 19. “Taylor’s composite images usually start with an original photographic portrait—often a daguerreotype or tintype from the mid-19th century… [read full post]
The Liverpool (U.K.) Academy of Arts has an open exhibition on the theme of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, open from July 22 to August 7, which has over a hundred wonderfully varied paintings and sculptures by Merseyside artists. In addition, there is a full series of Alice paintings created by June… [read full post]
Frank Beddor has added yet another aspect (see Bits & Bobs) to his Looking Glass Wars “empire”: a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game called Card Soldier Wars. “Strategize to become the most powerful general in Wonderland and place your queen upon the throne!”
Following last year’s popular Alice in One-Hit Wonderland, Burbank’s Falcon Theatre and Troubadour Theatre Company are presenting Alice in One-Hit Wonderland 2: Through the Looking Glass from July 25 to October 12: “No need to Walk 500 Miles for summer fun! Just jump on the Double Dutch Bus to the Falcon and join Alice, (who… [read full post]
Cambridge Scholars Publishing has just released Behind the Looking Glass (ISBN 9781847184863) by Sherry Ackerman. The book “demonstrates how nineteenth century currents of spiritualism, theosophy and occult philosophy comingled with Carroll’s interest in revived Platonism and Neoplatonism, showcasing the Alice and Sylvie and Bruno books as unique points of conjunction between Carroll’s intellect and spirituality.”… [read full post]
Foolsgold Theatre’s Alice in Wonderland is touring the U.K. this summer: “Is the rabbit hole a black hole? Is Wonderland a parallel universe? We’re all mad here! Join Alice on a magical mystery tour of wacky characters, weird science, and impossible sports as Foolsgold presents a pulsating adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale for all… [read full post]
In response to Christophe Leroy’s Alice and the chess master (see http://lcsna.blogspot.com/2008/06/alice-and-chess-master.html), Arne Moll has written a very interesting article, “Lewis Carroll’s chess problem” on the ChessVibes website.
Mentioned in the New York Times article, “Lisbon Comes Alive” (July 13, 2008), clothing store “Storytailors isn’t so much a retail outlet as a cabinet of wonders where the ghosts of Lewis Carroll and the Brothers Grimm haunt the racks. The 18th-century warehouse brims with hoopskirts, corsets and elaborate lace getups adorned with richly patterned… [read full post]