November 3, 1991 |
The first and enduring impression made by the exhibit "100 Years of Images of Alice: A Wonderland of Books, Prints and Ephemera" at Longwood Gardens is how images from Lewis Carroll's featured classics Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1872) intrude on one's private life. Such artistry doesn't just exist objectively, either to be praised or dismissed. It also contains uncomfortable overtones of mysterious power. Its basic slant and air of fierce secrecy beneath a jovial exterior give off vibrations of unease.
March 30, 2000 |
Hello? ABC? Wake up! Last week I wrote, "Wonderland . . . is the thinking person's ER. " I mean, come on. You think the Wall Street Journal or the Los Angeles Times wrote a better line for you to use in your endless promotions? "Critics are calling Wonderland 'the thinking person's ER,' " you could say, and then show a line plugging The Inquirer, or even (shiver) me, personally. Most critics get a little charge out of seeing their stuff quoted on TV, but most, including me, won't go out of their way for the plug.
May 5, 1994 |
Alice in Wonderland will be performed by the ArtReach Touring Theater of Cincinnati at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. The show will present the classic story of Alice as she encounters the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the mean Queen of Hearts. The show is recommended for children ages 4 and up. Tickets are $5 for reserved seats, $4.50 for general admission, and $2 for senior citizens. The box office is open from 2:30 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
October 18, 1991 |
The month will also be filled with special programs, including a display of books by Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, plus theater presentations, children's craft workshops, lectures, demonstrations and live music. The festival will run through Dec. 1. All events are included in the gardens' regular admission fee. A program brochure is available by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Chrysanthemum Festival, Longwood Gardens, P.O. Box 501, Kennett Square 19348-0501.
August 7, 1987 |
Well, it's dawn in Care-A-Lot, the multihued hamlet that is home to those lovable Care Bears and lovable Care Bear Cousins. Yup, the sun is creeping over the purply hills, birds are tweeting in their trees, pillowy cloud balls are scudding across the sky. Natalie Cole (that's right, she's one of the Care Bears' fave chanteuses) is chirping "Rise and Shine. " Hunky-dory, all right. But wait, what's this? Some weird rabbity creature crashes through a looking glass (from the inside!
February 28, 1999 |
"The time has come," the critic said, "to talk of TV things, "Of sweeps and stars and ratings stunts "And Rosses, twins and Lings, "And which big show made lots of bucks: "The '60s, or Stephen King's?" "Wait a bit," the readers cried. "That's not what we had planned! "We want to know if we should watch Alice in Wonderland. " Well, if you positively insist, I suppose I have no choice, though I can't imagine why anyone should not want immediately to get to the important blowhard business matters.
April 17, 1987 |
Jacques Rivette's enchanting Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974) is like Alice in Wonderland cut with hallucinogens. Two modern Parisiennes - dusky Juliet Berto and bouncy Dominique Labourier - experience something like a Vulcan mind meld when they take throat lozenges and fall through a rabbit hole into a gloomy mansion where a blond preteen girl is held hostage by her feuding parents. Their mission, should they choose to accept it, is to save the girl - and by extension, their own girlishness.
February 12, 2014 |
Composers don't necessarily spin out ideas conveniently formatted for ensembles equipped to realize them. A lot of inspiration seeps out for instrumental combinations not neatly organized under the umbrella of an IRS-recognized nonprofit. So when a group like Astral Artists curates a concert like Sunday afternoon's "Astral in Wonderland" at the Trinity Center - mostly unfamiliar repertoire - that's cause for paying close attention, even if you don't necessarily like everything you hear.
February 17, 2012 |
With DJ culture and electronic music at their twin peaks, Steve Aoki is taking full advantage of the heights. The spinner, producer, and Dim Mak label owner tours nonstop and constantly hunts down new acts to sign, so much so that it made it difficult for him to finish his long-awaited Wonderland . Costarring pals such as LMFAO, Rivers Cuomo, and Travis Barker, along with new friends like Philly's Chiddy Bang, Aoki's "official" artist debut almost...
August 28, 1998 |
Most people lump "Next Stop Wonderland" together with romantic destiny comedies like "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Sliding Doors," but it also shares important characteristics with another hit comedy. With its portrait of an eminently eligible young woman walking through a minefield of dreadful suitors, "Next Stop Wonderland" is also part of the emerging Single Woman Follies genre that includes "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" and the more popular "There's Something About Mary. " The latter stars Cameron Diaz as a bubbly blonde physician pursued by a series of pathetic and devious men, whom she fends off with the same chirpy enthusiasm.