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The Mouse from the Caucus-Race babbles on a Wine Label at Trader Joe’s

We saw this Instragram photo on Twitter (thanks @1devo) and lo! it’s Sir John Tenniel’s illustration of “A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale” from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on a bottle’s label. The wine art tastefully adds a glass of red wine in hand of the Mouse, who is telling a very dry tale about… [read full post]

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Multidisciplinary discussion of the mathematical imaginary in L.A. this month

A science writer, a mathematician, and a professor of English walk into a library… no, it’s not an unpromising joke, it’s a very promising-sounding multidisciplinary event taking place in Los Angeles on February 22. As part of Visions and Voices: the University of Southern California Arts and Humanities Initiative, three very different intellects will be… [read full post]

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Now Available Again: Disney’s 1951 Alice in Wonderland

If you recall, Disney re-released their 1951 animated feature Alice in Wonderland on DVD last year in conjunction with their new Tim Burton version: a “2-Disc Special Un-Anniversary Edition“. This is still available, and contains the following special features: oReflections on Alice: Walt Disney labored for almost twenty years to get his vision of Alice… [read full post]

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“Alice’s Theme”: Music & Lyrics by Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman’s soundtrack to Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland will be released on CD (an ancient kind of optical disc used to store digital audio) next Tuesday, March 2nd, and there’s some short clips at the Amazon store if you desire a teaser. I couldn’t help noticing the opening song – with children’s voices singing… [read full post]

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Keith Sheppard’s Wonderland Revisited

Evertype has published a book of new Alice stories called Wonderland Revisited and the Games Alice Played There by author Keith Sheppard, with illustrations by Cynthia Brownell. At Sheppard’s website, www.writerman.org.uk, you can read the first chapter of the book & also some of his other nonsense verse.Here is the blurb from the back cover:“Excuse… [read full post]

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Special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the Dorchester this week

All week long, the Promenade at the Dorchester (in London’s Mayfair on Park Lane) has been transformed into the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, with help from the English National Ballet‘s young dancers. If you’re in old Lud’s town, there’s still time to catch it this weekend. Author Jenny Woolf says she “thinks the costumes probably… [read full post]

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Disney/Burton/Depp

After much accidental online leakage (I would very much like to know the story behind that – coerced intern? anarchist webgeek? media outlet that doesn’t respect embargoes?) one day prior to Tim Burton’s official showing at Comic-Con (with surprise visit from Johnny Depp) and an early release to Mad Hatter’s fans on Facebook yesterday, the… [read full post]

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