So apparently there is a sports thing going on here in the US right now, something called Basketball? Anyway, during the Game 5 half-time show of the NBA Finals on June 13, a dance troupe with the Carroll-inspired name Jabbawockeez performed a very entertaining routine in a hip-hop/dubstep style that I find quite mesmerizing. I… [read full post]
August and Clare Imholtz have a two-page spread in the May-June issue of Library of Congress Magazine detailing the Library’s Carrollian holdings.
The front cover of Children’s Fantasy Literature by Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge University Press, 2016) looks innocent enough (from a distance) and the back cover proclaims it “features the work of Lewis Carroll, Frank Baum, [etc.]” Well, in this case the old saw is right. The sweet-looking girl on the cover (a digital… [read full post]
In 1978, Michael Cimino took home the Best Picture and Best Director Academy Awards for his epic, The Deer Hunter, and was thus given a free pass to make whatever he wanted next. Heaven’s Gate, an even grander Western epic, went spectacularly over budget, costing $44 million dollars. The critical backlash to Cimino’s hubris led to… [read full post]
Our Fall meeting in New York is shaping up to be a great one! We now have a confirmed slate of speakers, so make your plans now. Meeting will be October 15, 2016 at NYU’s Fales Library. Speakers will be: Marvin Taylor and his colleague will speak about the exhibition they mounted in the Bobst… [read full post]
So if you can’t exactly afford the genuine 1865 Alice on sale at Christie’s June 16, how about the next best thing, an “authentic First Edition Replica recreated in exquisite detail by expert literary preservationists and publishers Charles Winthrope & Sons … with a FREE gold-embossed dust jacket to protect its heirloom value. Additionally you will receive a… [read full post]