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Interior Design by Wonderland

She Knows Magazine “Fantasy Furniture”

When not the day of rest, Sunday is the day of home improvements so here’s a link to She Magazine’s guide to Alice in Wonderland-inspired home décor. Contributing editor Michele Borboa’s round-up of Wonderland furnishings includes a few I haven’t seen before, including a teacup chandelier by TransGlobe ($196) and a Cheshire Cat tapestry wall… [read full post]

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Read all about it: Dame Gillian’s lecture on “Alice in Time”

Dame Gillian Beer

In the last edition of the Knight Letter we noted that Dame Gillian Beer, King Edward Professor of English Literature Emeritus at Cambridge, had delivered a lecture entitled “Alice in Time” last March at the Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. Now you can read a short review of the lecture in the online version… [read full post]

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Bobby Fischer meets Alice in the work of Norberto Conti

Norberto Conti
“Fischer through the mirror” by Norberto Conti

From Brazil comes word of Norberto Conti, an Argentinian artist with three muses: Alice, Bobby Fischer and quantum physics. These unlikely graces inspire surreal landscapes of chessboard spires of quantum foam, grinning skeletal cats and mirrored paradoxes. His Alice Series, Fischer Series and other works featuring Albert Einstein, Steven Hawkins and superstrings can all be… [read full post]

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Outland in Scotland with Sylvie and Bruno

Belt Up's Outland

How often do you hear the phrase “inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Sylvie and Bruno“? If your answer is “not enough,” check out the reviews for Outland, a new play currently being performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. UK national newspaper the Guardian described it as “a flight of fancy into parallel universes exploring the… [read full post]

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Review of a Review: “The Nostalgia Critic’s Torture through Care Bears’ Wonderland”

For our next segment, we welcome guest blogger Emily R. Aguilo-Perez from the University of Puerto Rico, who incidentally will be speaking at the LCSNA’s Fall 2011 meeting in New York City. She graciously volunteered her services to review That Guy with the Glasses‘s review of The Care Bears Adventures in Wonderland (1987): I wasn’t aware… [read full post]

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Mad Hatter India Pale Ale from New Holland Brewing

Your watch may be stuck at 6 o’clock tea time, but it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, right? New Holland Brewing out of Holland, Michigan, has a new beer called Mad Hatter India Pale Ale. Dry-hopped for a distinctive, floral hop aroma; subtly balanced with delicious malt notes. Pairings: spicy dishes, greens and aged cheese. 12.5°… [read full post]

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“Fellini’s take on Lewis Carroll”: photography by Jeff Charbonneau and Eliza French

“Starfield” by Los Angeles artists Jeff Charbonneau and Eliza French is among the “Circumspect” works on view at E6 Gallery. – SF Chronicle

This new Jeff Charbonneau and Eliza French photography exhibit in San Francisco at the E6 Gallery is said to be “Lewis Carroll … inspired” by the San Francisco Chronicle. The exhibit, called Circumspect, was also described by Photograph magazine as “Fellini’s take on Lewis Carroll.” And Charbonneau says, “Our vision of the solar system and the… [read full post]

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Your Monday morning Vocaloid musical

Monday morning off to a dull start? Transform it with this Vocaloid musical created by the Japanese artist known as Oster Project. The part of Alice (and possibly all the other parts as well – I’m shaky on the technology here) was “sung” by Hatsune Miku, a singing synthesizer application which was created using vocal samples… [read full post]

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