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A Study in Scarlett

The divine Scarlett Johansson reads the unabridged Adventures in audiobook format, sadly only available in Amazon’s Audible app. But you can get a free sample to listen to on your smartphone or computer, or get the whole book free with a trial membership. I listened to the sample; she reads very well (not attempting an English… [read full post]

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A Matter of Con-CERN

ALICE is the acronym for A Large Ion Collider Experiment, one of the largest experiments in the world devoted to research into the physics of matter at an infinitely small scale. Hosted at CERN, the European Laboratory for Nuclear Research in Geneva, this project involves an international collaboration of more than 1500 physicists, engineers, and technicians probing… [read full post]

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Russian Animation from 1981

Lithuanian artist Natalie Shau (many of whose Alice-inspired illustrations can be found in her book Lost in Wonderland; a post about her is forthcoming) turned me on to this Russian-language animation of Wonderland, a series of three nine-minute episodes produced in the Soviet Union in 1981, by order of the USSR State Committee for Television and Radio, by… [read full post]

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Moscow Exhibition in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

From our Russian correspondent we have news of a fantastic exhibition in Moscow including a statue of Lewis Carroll!  From the Moscow Times: The exhibition “Alice in Wonderland” is dedicated to the anniversary of the famous book by Lewis Carroll. It opened recently in Saltykov-Chertkovs mansion. The location for the exhibition is not accidental. The… [read full post]

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