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Virtual dodo makes a comeback online and in 3D

Paleontologists and artists alike may be interested to hear of a new project to further our understanding of the unfortunate Raphus cucullatus, otherwise known as the dodo. Fewer that 300 years ago the bird was strutting around Mauritius, yet today only two complete skeletons are known to science. Researchers at the Massachusetts College of the Holy Cross… [read full post]

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Alice Art from Auchtermuchty, Scotland

Marie Louise Wrightson “The March Hare”

Paintings inspired by Alice from the brush of Scottish artist Marie Wrightson are currently on display at the Leith Gallery in Edinburgh. If popping over to Scotland this week isn’t in your schedule, you can see the artwork on the Leith Gallery website. Wrightson, who is based in the town of Auchtermuchty, paints in oils… [read full post]

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“Ink Me” – Alice in Wonderland among the most popular literary tattoos

The Publisher’s Weekly blog PWxyz ranked The 5 Books that Inspire the Most Tattoos, finding Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in the top 5. Their online research seems to be thorough, even if the methods aren’t scientific: “We spent an untold number of hours combing the Internet’s two most extensive literary tattoo sites: Contrariwise: Literary Tattoos and The… [read full post]

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The famous dodo painting and its modern translation

“The modern interpretation of the dodo’s physique by palaeontologist Julian Hume. Photograph: Natural History Museum”

The iconic painting of the dodo bird above, by Roelandt Savery circa 1626, will hang in the UK Natural History Museum starting January 21st, 2011, as part of the permanent exhibition Images of Nature. About Savery’s depiction of the dodo, Robin McKie wrote in the Guardian on Sunday: “The poor creature looks faintly absurd, which… [read full post]

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Lewis Carroll-themed signs at Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert‘s march on Washington, D.C., yesterday, the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, was estimated to be about 250,000 sane people strong (approximately triple the headcount at Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally in August, which yesterday’s event was parodying.) Stewart requested attendees to bring pro-sanity signs, and suggested for example “I… [read full post]

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New York Times makes “Through the Looking Glass” reference in their headline about Bergdorf Goodman’s 5th Avenue Alice-themed Window Display

Hey, kid-Wouldn’t you like to be on Broadway?And wear some Bergdorf Goodman clothes?Red alligator shoes, a golden anklet,And seventeen dozen nylon hose,Hey, kid! -Langston Hughes (from the Kurt Weill opera Street Scene, 1946) Alice’s New Musical Adventure won’t be coming to Broadway for awhile (it’s still playing counties), but she’s on 5th Avenue in Bergdorf… [read full post]

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Alice Miniseries on the Syfy Channel, December 6th-7th

If you haven’t heard the hype, Syfy is rolling out a hot new four-hour miniseries inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, this coming Sunday and Monday evenings starting at 9pm. (Syfy used to be called the Sci Fi Channel, and this rebranding is being boycotted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Slate as an “unsupportable offense… [read full post]

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Novelty Cards from Blue Barnhouse with Tenniel Illustrations & witty captions

Twenty new cards from Blue Barnhouse called “A Weekend With Alice” re-interpret Sir John Tenniel’s classic Alice illustrations with irreverent captions. There’s also others with the same trick using Oz and other retro illustrations. Available for $5 a pop at the Blue Barnhouse online store. There’s also four in their Drug department (not just making… [read full post]

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Syfy’s Alice

Announced at least a year ago, Syfy has finally started releasing pictures and press information for its four-hour miniseries Alice, slated for December of this year. “…writer/director Nick Willing has created the modern-day story of Alice Hamilton (Caterina Scorsone), a fiercely independent twenty-something who suddenly finds herself on the other side of a looking glass…. [read full post]

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New Old Dodo Picture

In all the hubbub of newly released character and scenery pictures from Tim Burton’s Wonderland, only the Telegraph (U.K) has taken note of a previously undiscovered 17th century picture of a dodo. The picture is particularly important as it was drawn before the bird became extinct, although it is uncertain whether it was drawn from… [read full post]

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