"Dodgson himself wrote that he imagined his work as musical theater -- an "operetta"."
- Gary Bachlund
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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.
While visiting family in the Midwest recently, I was startled when two different relatives asked me, "Have you seen that film 2016?" Both were eager t...
Patrick Jacobs's dioramas provide peeks into a world in which reality is presented in such exquisite detail it begins to look surreal.
The New York...
Our arresting bit of visual mixology, another flight back in time, was modeled by Karl L. H. Műller (1820-1887). As the Duchess says to Alice in Wonderland, "Everything's got a moral if only you can find it."
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."
I'm standing with Dale Chihuly in a large open, high ceilinged room called the hot shop. The reason for the name is immediately clear. Along one wall the furnaces glow orange.
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...
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.
The problem with Tim Burton's Alice isn't that we already know the story, the problem is that it feels curiously lifeless.
How about the reveal of Jack as a father? Eh. Interesting, but not that important. And Jack was a pretty awkward dad. He talked to his son like he would talk to his therapist.
It seems obvious that people create shortened forms to save time. And yet, most often, we don't save that much time and may run the risk of endangering intelligibility.
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