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14 Incredible Fictional Worlds You'd Most Want to Visit (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts

Some people dream of visiting India or Brazil -- other people have loftier, if not impossible, travel ambitions. With the summer travel season in ...

Freedom: What Do July 4th and Alice in Wonderland Have in Common?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.31.2011 | Books
C. M. Rubin

July 4, 1862 is also known to many as Alice in Wonderland Day, the day that commemorates Lewis Carroll's first telling of the famous children's story to his young inspiration, Alice Liddell.

PHOTOS: 9 Reasons Why You Should Use a Pseudonym

Carmela Ciuraru | Posted 08.20.2011 | Books
Carmela Ciuraru

It's true that George Eliot and Charlotte Bronte used male pen names so that their work would be taken seriously (and so they could publish at all).

Lewis Carroll Turns an Albatross Into a Postage Stamp

Carolyn Vega | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

Tonally Inappropriate Book Covers

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books

Everyone knows that you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but um, we kind of do it all the time. In fact, half the fun of that anachroni...

Alice In Medicareland: One Voucher Makes You Larger...

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.06.2011 | Comedy
Richard (RJ) Eskow

"If I had a world of my own," said Alice, "everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't." The...

Stage Door: Wonderland

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.21.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

You know you're in trouble in Wonderland when the animated curtain is the most sophisticated part of the Broadway production.

Books You Can Eat

masslive.com | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books

Charles Frazier's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Cold Mountain" is a fiddle made of fruitcake and pecans. At least that's how Marianne Moriarty of N...

50 Books Every Child Should Read

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Education Secretary Michael Gove says that children aged 11 should be reading 50 books a year to improve literacy standards. We asked three of Brit...

Gatsby, Winter Carnival, and Me

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, narrator Nick Carraway remarks, "You can't repeat the past." To which Jay Gatsby replied, "You can't repeat the past? Why of course, you can."

DVDs: The Tillman Story Is F-ing Good!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

THE TILLMAN STORY ($30.95 BluRay or $24.95 regular DVD; Sony) -- What makes a true patriot? Is it blind devotion? My country right or wrong? Or is the...

The Evolution of Alice in Wonderland:

flavorwire.com | Judy Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ever since Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland debuted in 1865, with John Tenniel's famous illustrations of its title character as a pinafore-wearing,...

We Need to Talk About Your Book

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

Even though I still sometimes sigh when a reader insists I've written something that I know, in my heart, I absolutely did not, I don't argue. Instead, I remind myself how very, very lucky I am that people are reading my book and talking about it.

Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature:

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Narrative Magazine: Since her novel "Them" won the National Book Award in 1969, Joyce Carol Oates has been a major force in contemporary American lett...

Poetry For Kids: It Doesn't Need To Be Sweet

Slate Magazine | Robert Pinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As the most bodily of literary forms, poetry appeals to children. It also has a certain appeal for adults who read to children. For one thing, good wr...

Conservative Vigilantes: Please Exercise Your Right to Silence

David Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coleman

Joe Lieberman should be ashamed of his assertion that a law can be passed to strip people of constitutional rights after they are apprehended and charged.

Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast - v1n4: Alice in Wonderland

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Dan Persons, Steve Biodrowski, and Lawrence French follow Tim Burton down the rabbit hole, analyzing his live-action redo of the Disney animated class...

An Environmentalist's View of Alice in Wonderland

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

In Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, those depicted as being fully themselves tend to convene or live outside, amid the vividly rendered trees, mushrooms, and wild things.

Annals of the Over-Rated: Tim Burton

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

America (and the world) has spoken: The less-than-mediocre Alice in Wonderland is a hit. Allow me to disagree. Tim Burton is Exhibit A for my unified theory of movies.

Tim Burton & Johnny Depp In Step With Alice in Wonderland

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are almost the Tweedledee and Tweedledum of fantasy filmmaking. In a shambling press conference, the two spoke about their enduring relationship and more.

Alice, Wimpy Kid, Romney: Movies And Conservatives Selling Books

USA Today | Craig Wilson and Bob Minzesheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Alice bounds out of the rabbit hole; conservative titles are burning up the list; and Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney goes Hollywood. 'Alice' is a wond...

Alice in Wonderland: An Unnecessary Adaptation That's Merely Decent

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

The problem with Tim Burton's Alice isn't that we already know the story, the problem is that it feels curiously lifeless.

'Alice In Wonderland': Why The Books Are Now More Important Than Ever

Telegraph UK | Philip Hensher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The two Alice books are wonderful rude assaults on propriety and authority, but they are now very old, and unquestionably somewhat demanding books. Ha...

Movie Review: Alice in Wonderland

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Tim Burton and screenwriter Linda Woolverton have taken the classic story and turned it into a modern action-fantasy film -- minus the humor of Carroll, or the absurdity or the heart.

Nigella Lawson Was Tim Burton's Inspiration For Anne Hathaway's "Alice In Wonderland" White Queen Role

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Celebrity cooking queen Nigella Lawson served as Tim Burton's inspiration for the White Queen role played by Anne Hathaway in his upcoming Alice in Wo...