Alice in Wonderland

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This Alice in Wonderland Copy Is a Collector's Dream

It will be sold at auction next month

(Newser) - "One of the great rarities of 19th century literature" is about to hit the auction block. A first edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland will be sold by Christie's on June 16—almost exactly 151 years after it was first printed. The book's existence is... More »

25 Actors Who Should Snag an Oscar, but Won't

These unconventional roles are still great performances

(Newser) - It’s easy enough to predict who will snag an Oscar—but more interesting are the unconventional performances that are just as good, but will never be so honored. In New York , Bilge Ebiri and Logan Hill list this year’s 25 best, most likely to be overlooked, performances:
  • Chloe
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On Health Care, Dems Are 'Alice in Wonderland': Judge

He allows part of lawsuit to continue

(Newser) - A federal judge gave a green light to parts of a lawsuit challenging the health care reform law, Politico reports. Judge Roger Vinson slammed Democrats and the administration for taking an "Alice-in-Wonderland tack" of calling the mandate to buy insurance either a "penalty" or a "tax,"... More »

Johnny Depp, King of Sexual Ambiguity

The Mad Hatter is the latest in a long line of gender-bending roles

(Newser) - Johnny Depp is routinely lauded for playing “unconventional” characters, “but here unconventional is code for ‘sexually ambiguous.’” And yet Depp—who approaches “role after role as installments in a serial drag show”—has remained “more popular than ever, bending popular notions of... More »

Burton's Alice: It's Either Frabjous or Mimsy

Critics split on Tim Burton's reimagining of Carroll's classic

(Newser) - Critics are so divided on Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland that it's hard to believe they all went down the same rabbit hole. Most have high praise for the 3-D visuals but some complain there's more Disney than Burton.
  • Purists may not care for Burton's updating of Lewis Caroll's classics,
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25 Can't-Miss Spring Movies

Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2, Shrek, and more

(Newser) - From the ones you’ve heard about endlessly (Alice in Wonderland, Wall Street 2, The Runaways) to those that might come as a surprise (they made another Shrek?) the Daily Beast rounds up the 25 hottest spring movies. Here are some more of the less obvious ones:
  • A Prophet (Un
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Nigella Lawson Was Inspiration for Alice Character

Director Burton saw White Queen in celeb chef

(Newser) - British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson was an inspiration for the White Queen character in his Alice in Wonderland, director Tim Burton says. “She’s really beautiful and she does all this cooking, but then there’s this glint in her eye,” Burton tells the Los Angeles Times of... More »

Lewis Carroll Letter Points to Pedophile Leanings

Writes real Alice of his fondness for children

(Newser) - Alice in Wonderland's author is sending a message from the grave to the literary experts who have long wondered whether he was a pedophile. A privately held letter has emerged in which Lewis Carroll tells real-life Alice—a child friend 18 years his junior—about his fondness for kids and... More »

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