Everybody loves a Giveaway Event! Raul Contreras reports that Goodreads is giving away five copies of his new book Alice’s Bloody Adventures in Wonderland. Enter before February 24th by following this link and clicking the “Enter to Win” button on the page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20643717-alice-s-bloody-adventures-in-wonderland
As you likely know, January 27th was the birth anniversary of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll. The UK publication The Guardian posted a quiz in honor of his birth. To take their fun Alice Quiz, click me.
Audio fans! This just in: “Life Elsewhere, a radio show from Tampa, FL, interviewed our current president, Mark Burstein, on Carroll’s birthday, January 27. The host, Norman B, was a bit obsessed with the usual canards about Carroll’s alleged fondness for young girls and drug use, which Mark defended to the best of his ability in a… [read full post]
DIVAFest, a San Francisco-based organization that promotes opportunities for women in creative fields, is holding their 13th annual fundraising gala on Wednesday, 2/19 , with a “Queen of Hearts” theme, tying into both Valentine’s Day and the Alice books. The festivities are scheduled to include a sneak peek of a show provocatively titled “At The… [read full post]
If you are an LCSNA member, then you will see this review in the Winter issue of our wonderful members-only magazine, The Knight Letter. But in case you’re a lover of literature who isn’t a member yet, I wanted to share my review of a dark and fascinating new poetry book. The opinions I express herein… [read full post]
For fans of Alice and classical music, here’s news via LCSNA member C.M. Rubin about a new full-length Alice opera. Composer (and opera singer) Dr. Gary Bachlund has created two one act operas, one for Wonderland and one for Looking-Glass, that can be performed separately or together. Wouldn’t it be nice to see someone produce this during… [read full post]
If you’re a fan of the various forms of puppetry, here’s a version of the Caterpillar scene from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as performed by a trio of puppeteers who also work at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Manhattan’s Central Park. For this clip, they use both marionettes and shadow puppets. If the video doesn’t… [read full post]
My thanks to artist and LCSNA member (and mimsy minion) Tania Ianovskaia for this description of a stunning recent production of Alice Through the Looking Glass in Moscow. We appreciate this information, Tania! Now, if only there could be a film of that production, or a tour of it in other countries. The imagery is simply… [read full post]
For you history buffs (and I know you’re out there), author and LCSNA member Ruth Berman contributes this post. Thank you for sharing, Ruth! “On Monday, I was interested to watch on the local PBS channel a show on “Hitler’s Favourite Royal” (a 2008 BBC production, but I hadn’t seen it before, and have the impression that… [read full post]
From the ever-popular “Almost Stranger Than Fiction” Department comes news that scientists have discovered a species of tobacco plant-eating caterpillar that “smokes” to ward off potential predators. No, really. To read this curiouser and curiouser story, click me.