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Xie Kitchin Asleep on Sofa in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

Xie Kitchin Asleep on Sofa, Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

There’s a chance to see one of Charles Dodgson’s photographs up close at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston between now and August 5 this year. “Xie Kitchin Asleep on Sofa,” taken on July 14, 1873, is a recent acquisition by the museum and has been included in their new exhibition, Silver, Salt, and Sunlight:… [read full post]

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Jenny Portlock’s new Wood Engraving Website

Jenny Portlock, a wood engraver from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, has taken inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s books for years. Now you can see some of her art on her new website, www.woodengravings.eu. “I print my wood Engravings and linocuts onto hand-made papers using an antique cast-iron press and have designed my own imprint which… [read full post]

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Tickets going quickly for the Washington Ballet’s ALICE

Opening night for the Washington Ballet’s ALICE (in wonderland) is just around the corner and tickets are selling quickly. The world premiere production is the work of Washington Ballet choreographer Septime Webre, designer Liz Vandal, and composer Matthew Pierce. It is being heralded as a fantastical take on an already pretty fantastical story and the contribution of… [read full post]

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Caterina Morelli’s Italian index of illustrated Alices

For many collectors, the act of cataloging the collection can be an essential part of the pleasure. Caterina Morelli’s blog Alice in Wonderland is a great example. In her native Italian, Morelli painstakingly documents her extensive collection of Carroll editions; as she puts it, “every post is an index card of a book.” Each card… [read full post]

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Multidisciplinary discussion of the mathematical imaginary in L.A. this month

A science writer, a mathematician, and a professor of English walk into a library… no, it’s not an unpromising joke, it’s a very promising-sounding multidisciplinary event taking place in Los Angeles on February 22. As part of Visions and Voices: the University of Southern California Arts and Humanities Initiative, three very different intellects will be… [read full post]

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Management Strategies from the Mad Hatter

Would you take lessons in business management from the Mad Hatter? Charles Jennings, British “thought leader” and learning and performance consultant thinks that might not be such a bad idea. In a January blog post Managers and Mad Hatters: Work that Stretches, Jennings takes events from tea party and turns them into lessons in leadership… [read full post]

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Alice’s Adventures in Carroll’s own Square Alphabet

Imagine this… You are tucked up in bed and have a brilliant idea that must be written down. It’s dark, it’s late, and bedside lights have not been invented yet. What do you do? If you are Lewis Carroll you invent an entirely new system of writing – a card template of square holes, and… [read full post]

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Snoring Dormouse

Dormice are in the news this week – not for their entertaining stories about treacle – but because of a newly viral video of a cute snoring guy. The month-old video already has 2.3 million views on YouTube, and Slate has published an “Explainer” article answering the question “Do animals that hibernate get up to… [read full post]

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