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LCSNA Spring Meeting!

Make your travel plans, put in for personal days, block off your calendars! The Spring LCSNA meeting will be April 14 through 17, in the Baltimore/Washington area. We are being treated to a mini-conference by the member/collector/scholar families who live there: the Imholtzes, the Crandalls, and the Schaefer/Salinses. Highlights include events at the Library of… [read full post]

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Vote for Alice in Ice!

Vote for Central Park’s most beloved statue! This Valentine’s Day weekend, celebrate your love of Central Park’s sculptures! Central Park Ice Festival Saturday, February 13: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Naumburg Bandshell (Mid-Park from 66th to 72nd Streets) FREE Witness ice-carving artists from Okamoto Studio use electric chain saws, chisels, and picks to transform more… [read full post]

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The Cheshire Cat Galaxy Group

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory released this image on November 23, 2015, of a group of galaxies nicknamed the Cheshire Cat. Some of the features of the “cat” are distant galaxies whose light has been stretched and bent by gravitational lensing, an indication of large amounts of mass between us and these distant galaxy, and, Chandra… [read full post]

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Bandersnatch Cummerbund’s Revenge!

Benedict Cumberbatch, who became known as “Bandersnatch Cummerbund” to the Carrollian world due to some playfulness on the part of the Washington Post (story here), has taken his revenge on us by recording “Jabberwocky” for PoeticTouch.com,* posted to YouTube. Over Wagner in the background, he manages to mispronounce “borogoves” as “borogroves” twice! (Of course, as he… [read full post]

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Animated Alice Promotes a Charitable Book Store

Plenty, an Art and Motion Direction studio located in Buenos Aires, was commissioned to make a promotional video for online bookstore Good Books International, which donates all profits to Oxfam charities. We Need to Talk about Alice is the third in Good Books’ “Great Writers” series (previous hits were the much-awarded Metamorphosis, and Havana Heat) and was posted in September…. [read full post]

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