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Hunt the Snark and other hidden objects in a new free game

Long Leaf's Friends "The Hunting of the Snark"
Long Leaf’s Friends “The Hunting of the Snark”

There’s a new hidden object game proving popular in all the usual online fora. It’s called… The Hunting of the Snark. The story is a little adapted – obviously – and the party encounter two monsters who may or may not be Snarks. It’s a little confusing but the illustrations and sound effects are pleasantly weird… [read full post]

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Gaddafi’s Mad Teacup Ride

Gaddafi's Teacup Ride
Jehad Nga for the New York Times

An article on Libya in last week’s Sunday Times Magazine was topped with this surreal image of an abandoned teacup ride inside Muammar Gaddafi’s compound. The Surreal Ruins of Quaddafi’s Never Never Land made no mention of the improbable amusement park but the image – in which we see a spare teacup yards from the… [read full post]

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Karen Mortillaro’s Bronze Sculptures & Anamorphia

A few weeks ago we blogged about the Arne Nixon Center‘s Alice exhibitions currently on display in Fresno, California. One of the artists featured in the collection is Karen Mortillaro, who does amazing “anamorphic” bronze sculptures. What is anamorphosis, you might ask? Over the past thirteen years, Mortillaro has been exploring anamorphia. A concept taken from… [read full post]

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“A symbolic retreat from the disappointment of reality”

The Pool of Tears

Why do adults read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? One Cambridge academic thinks is might be “a symbolic retreat from the disappointment of reality.” Really? Really? In yesterday’s online edition of the UK Independent, Rob Sharp, the arts correspondent, reported on a forthcoming book by Dr Louise Joy under the title “Why do adults read children’s literature?… [read full post]

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R.I.P. Michael Stern Hart, e-Book visionary

Michael Stern Hart passed away September 6th. The Christian Science Monitor reports: In today’s world, e-books are everywhere – on the subway, in the library, on line at the post office, and even on a sunny beach. But in 1971, such accessibility and popularity was unimaginable. Yet that was when Project Gutenberg founder Michael Stern… [read full post]

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Half off Tenniel breakfast accoutrements at Fishs Eddy

Fishs Eddy Alice Glass
Fishs Eddy ($2.50)

It looks like Fishs Eddy might be liquidating their line of Alice in Wonderland dinnerware.  Cereal bowls, drinking glasses, and plates are now 50% off and many of the items listed last time we checked have disappeared with nary a smile or a wink. If you have ever wanted that Tenniel highball/juice glass set, you… [read full post]

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Yours, virtually, for free: the original Under Ground manuscript

eBook Treasure: Alice’s Adventures Under Ground

The British Library has a new project: high-definition images of their most precious manuscripts available for download by one and all. These eBook Treasures are viewed in a virtual “3D” environment where you can zoom in, turn pages, search content and generally do everything but smell the paper or spill your coffee on it. This… [read full post]

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Sir Christopher Lee reads Jabberwocky

Has your Monday been too mimsy? Not mimsy enough? Never fear, here is a recording of Jabberwocky read by Sir Christopher Lee, famous for playing Count Dracula, Saruman, Scaramanga and countless other tall and sinister men. According to the host site Metacafe, the recording was made at the British Library sometime last year and uploaded… [read full post]

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New Harry Rountree Facsimile

AAIW illustrated by Harry Rountree
AAIW illustrated by Harry Rountree

The new handsome facsimile of the Harry Rountree Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has a notable provenance: the type specimen for this imprint was borrowed from the library of LCSNA president Mark Burstein. Originally published by Thomas Nelson and Sons in 1901, the book has been freshly typeset but includes all 92 of Rountree’s watercolors. It is published… [read full post]

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