Page 1 of 1

Walrus seeks Carpenter, must have own loaf of bread

Mowbury Park Walrus, Copyright Helen Wright
Mowbury Park Walrus, Copyright Helen Wright

Oh shed a tear for the lonely Wearside walrus! For eleven long years he has sat alone, gazing across Mowbray Park and Winter Gardens in Sunderland, UK. Now friends of the park hope to raise the money to commission a companion for him. “We thought it was right to do this,” said Sylvia [chairman of… [read full post]

Share

“O Oysters, come and walk with us!” at the Walrus & Carpenter Nighttime Picnic

“A picnic” on legendary Totten Inlet at low tide in the dark and cold in the middle of the winter, and, if you are lucky, an icy gust of wind off the bay to season the experience — more than a little crazy, yes? Crazy? Yes, but with impeccable literary credentials. Jon Rowley of Taylor… [read full post]

Share

The Lewis Carroll Mad Tea Collection not available in stores everywhere (or anywhere)

Neha Hattangdi
Neha Hattangdi

The perfect Christmas present—if only it existed! This beautiful tea chest was designed by Neha Hattangdi, a student at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She was asked to create a product line inspired by a literary author and the Lewis Carroll Mad Tea Collection was the result. The wooden box contains three loose-leaf teas,… [read full post]

Share

Salman Rushdie celebrates the 140th Anniversary of Through the Looking Glass in Vanity Fair

Salman Rushdie, c. 1988

Well, he partially uses the short article in the January 2012 issue of Vanity Fair to plug his own children’s books, but his reverence for Looking Glass is genuine: By the time Lewis Carroll wrote Through the Looking-­Glass, in 1871—140 years ago this month—Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) was already a beloved book. So the pressure… [read full post]

Share

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland read in Scientology Cruise Training Routines

An article by “Explainer” Brian Palmer at Slate.com seeks to answer the question “What do you do on a Scientology Cruise Ship?” “They hang out in the Starlight Room, play shuffleboard, and achieve Operating Thetan Level VIII,” is part of his explanation. And, according to him, our favorite novel is also included in training  routines: Coursework on… [read full post]

Share