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Bringing the Wonder Back to Alice

Joanne Rendell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Joanne Rendell

It's a warm spring evening in Central Park and a group of teens are gathered at the Alice in Wonderland statue, just up from the boating lake. For most of them, frolicking on the iconic statue is probably something they haven't done in a while. But today the teens don't hold back.

A Mother's Day Tribute: 20 Reasons to Love Librarians and Their Mothers

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.08.2015 | New York
The New York Public Library

In honor of Mother's Day, we asked The New York Public Library's extraordinary bibliophiles to discuss the books their moms would recommend and we were promptly deluged with stories of wonderful moms near and far who taught their children to love the written word.

Top 10 Martin Gardner Books (This List Goes Up to 11)

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 12.28.2014 | Books
Colm Mulcahy

"Pick up anything Martin Gardner wrote," advises mathematician, magician and MacArthur award winner Persi Diaconis. "You'll smile and learn something." This is very true, but with over 100 books to choose from, by Gardner's own estimation, where should one start?

The Alice Tarot: More Than Just a Pack of Cards

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books
Stephen D. Winick

The Alice Tarot gets its distinctive lush look from the Baba team's unique approach to illustration. Each card is based on photographs of places, animals, objects, and costumed people, collaged into seamless tableaux and blended through skillful illustration.

Alice - What is Alice150?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
C. M. Rubin

Dr. April Lynn James (aka Madison Hatta) performing The Twinkle Bat Variations: A Work and Life in Progress Alice150: Celebrating Wonderland will...

Farewell to Syfy's 'Warehouse 13' -- A Chat With Showrunner Jack Kenny

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.13.2014 | TV
Xaque Gruber

After five seasons, The Syfy Network's Warehouse 13, one of TV's most inventive science fiction series -- a smart, entertaining mix of drama, humor, the supernatural and time travel -- will air its final episode this Monday night, May 19. And I am thrilled to report it's going out on a high note.

'The Cricket in Times Square': A Manhattan Children's Book Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Peter Mandel

Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.

The Tea Party Rattles the Cups in Montana

Landon Jones | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Landon Jones

Are our candidates who they say they are? In Montana, conservatives linked to the Tea Party filed as Democrats in June primaries for the Senate and State Assembly in at least eight legislative districts.

Alice -- The Curious Invention of Lewis Carroll

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

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How Lewis Carroll Can Improve Your Email

Steve Leveen | Posted 03.17.2014 | Books
Steve Leveen

Although Lewis Carroll knew only handwritten correspondence, I invite you to observe how seven of his suggestions, now 150 years old, might help you with your keyboard correspondence. (His words come first, followed by my commentary, adjusted for email.)

Alice -- Wotcha! Gotcha! Alice?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

Wotcha! Gotcha!, a very British style of pantomime (or panto), is all set to delight and entertain audiences at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood, N.J., this week. I had the opportunity to chat with producer/writer Gareth Jones.

A New and Old Take on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Alicewinks

Monica Edinger | Posted 02.16.2014 | Books
Monica Edinger

Fans and newcomers to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland have something really special in store this season. This is Alicewinks, a remar...

To Change Is to Learn and to Learn Is to Change

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.03.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

One of the most important principles I have learned is that you never should stop learning. Sometimes finding the answers to the really tough questions just can't be solved using the knowledge you currently have in your head.

Alice - Tea in Chicago

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.08.2013 | Books
C. M. Rubin

"It's a party in which the child within can play again and run with the imagination." -- Ayala Leyser I am going to a Mad Hatter Tea Party in Chi...

'Ravens & Writing Desks,' The Garage Theatre in Collision with Alive Theatre, Long Beach, CA

James Scarborough | Posted 10.04.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Poor Alice (Tian Walker), the heroine of "Ravens & Writing Desks," written by Angela A. Lopez and Ryan McClary, directed by Lopez, and given its world premiere at The Garage Theatre in collision with Alive Theatre.

Alice? - Utter Nonsense!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.02.2013 | Books
C. M. Rubin

This year on Saturday, 6th July, the town in which Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was born will be bursting with Alice-themed activities for Alice's Day.

Go Ask Alice

Sue Shanahan | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

Alice in Wonderland It was a warm summer day that gave rise to the tale Charles Dodgson wove to entertain his neighbors, Alice Liddell and her sist...

ALICE - The Legacy

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.09.2013 | Books
C. M. Rubin

Alice Liddell Hargreaves died on November 16, 1934, but her legacy -- and its inextricable link to Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland tales -- refuses to die.

Use Vice to Find Your Literary Voice

Jeff Klima | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

So many writing tutorial books and articles focus on your actual writing, that most of the time, the other, dare I say, more important, aspects of your would-be author career get overlooked.

Humpty Dumpty & Friend

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Romney/Ryan have piously wrapped themselves in the rhetoric of "bipartisanship." As with much of the bombast coming from their campaign, it is manifest nonsense.

'Then She Fell' -- 'Alice in Wonderland' Takes a Darker Turn

Carey Purcell | Posted 12.08.2012 | Arts
Carey Purcell

"Don't speak unless you are spoken to and don't walk through any doors," I was strictly warned upon entering Arts@Renaissance to experience Then She Fell, the thrillingly sensual interactive experience.

Alice - In Germany

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.25.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

2012-07-26-Screenshot20120726at8.53.17AM.jpgFrom the late 19th century to the present day, visual artists around the world have found their own ways to reflect and portray the imaginative dreamlike world first discovered by an extremely curious and courageous little girl.

Alice -- Mark It With a Water Stone

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.17.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

Now, once the digital enemy has been let inside the wonderland that is Waterstones, which of the two strong brands will dominate?

Alice - True or Not True?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

2012-06-19-Screenshot20120619at8.37.46AM.jpgWhat was the relationship between Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell? Let's talk facts.

Alice -- Join in the Race!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.11.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

Dance, music, street theater, and creatures ranging from the Dodo to the Dormouse, promise spectacular Wonderland entertainment for young and old that is not to be missed.