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The Quality of Mercedes Is Not Strained

To demonstrate the new “intelligent voice control” feature of the 2020 Mercedes Benz GLE, their television commercial “Wonderland” begins with an English-accented young lady reading, “‘Curiouser and curiouser,’ said Alice,” then shows a white rabbit in the snow as the car goes into a tunnel (“The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some… [read full post]

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The Art of Bewigged Wasps

Larissa Averbug is a Brazilian graphic designer and researcher in children’s literature, carrying out her PhD at PUC-Rio, Brazil, in the Arts & Design Department, and has been studying Lewis Carroll and Alice since her master’s degree in 2011. She is presently a visiting PhD researcher at Queen Mary University of London, under the supervision… [read full post]

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A BBC Snark

On January 2 at 9:15 pm (Greenwich Mean Time) BBC Radio 4 Extra rebroadcasted a 45-minute adaptation of “The Hunting of the Snark,” directed by Charlotte Riches, narrated by actor Tony Richardson, and with music and songs composed by Katie Chatburn. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2015, it is available for online… [read full post]

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Alice in Hogwarts Land

London’s Miraphora Mina and Rio de Janeiro’s Eduardo Lima started working together in 2002 to imagine and create the graphic universe of the Harry Potter™ film series. In 2009 they formed their own design studio, MinaLima™, “with the objective of creating distinctive and unconventional design and illustration for the entertainment and publishing industries,” and have… [read full post]

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Unchained Melanie

The enormously popular American singer-songwriter, actress, and director Melanie Martinez (b. 1995) is somewhat sui generis; The Guardian describes her music as “off-kilter, sweary electropop.” Her debut studio album, Cry Baby (2015), which went on to be certified platinum, contains a song called “Mad Hatter,” obviously based on the two Disney movies (1951, 2010) rather… [read full post]

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Figurines by Timson

British artist Margaret P. Timson crafts one-of-a-kind sculptures in polymer clay, mixed media, and selected accessories. They are around 9 to 12 inches high, the size of a Barbie doll. Here is her Etsy shop (prices are in odd dollar amounts, converted from Euros or Pounds, I’m sure).

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A Dutch Treat

Phlizz, from the Lewis Carroll Genootschap (the Dutch Lewis Carroll Society), “distinguishes itself from [our] society’s print journal dodo/nododo: Phlizz is directed towards the society’s relations, while dodo/nododo is a journal in the spirit of Lewis Carroll, aiming at a broader audience.” The splash page of Phlizz in English is here. Click on the “Huidig… [read full post]

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