The Odd Children's Books That Taught Jonathan Lethem About Storytelling

Some of the best children's books are actually quite strange, even dreamlike. And this is especially true of kids' books from the 1960s and 1970s. In an interview with BoingBoing, author Jonathan Lethem talks about the kids' books that he loved, including the "mysterious and rich" Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson (above). »4/14/15 4:19pm4/14/15 4:19pm

Could Hugh Jackman join the Avengers? Is Star Trek 3 filming in 2014?

At least, Hugh Jackman wants to see it happen. Plus there are hints about how Thor 2 and Dr. Strange will fit into Marvel's movie universe. Check out a new Elysium featurette. Steven Moffat explains how Matt Smith and David Tennant will get along in the Doctor Who anniversary special. Plus new looks at Gravity and … »7/15/13 9:00am7/15/13 9:00am

This changes everything: Paul Reubens to voice the White Rabbit in Once Upon A Time's spinoff series

At first the thought of another 1,000-episode series set in the same realm of Once Upon A Time made us cringe, as the current series has gone to hell this season. But then we found out that Pee Wee Herman would be voicing the White Rabbit in this Wonderland-centric show. In. In. In. So in. »4/10/13 11:40am4/10/13 11:40am

Why can't Hollywood make a decent fairy tale movie?

Fairytales contain some of the most delightful make-believe in literature, even with all their creepiness and weirdness. These stories of bargains and trials, distilled by the oral tradition, pack some of the most potent storytelling in any genre, for any audience. So why can't anybody manage to make a halfway decent… »3/28/13 3:29pm3/28/13 3:29pm

Saturday Webcomic: Namesake is an incredible return to Oz and so much more

Although much of the action in Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melançon's webcomic Namesake takes place in the merry old land of Oz, it opens not with a Dorothy but with an Alice. Alice Liddell, to be precise, has gone missing, and the only person who knows where she's gone off to is her friend Charles Dodgson, better… »2/23/13 11:30am2/23/13 11:30am

Storybook characters burst from their pages in these incredible paper sculptures

Jodi Harvey-Brown has a somewhat different take on the notion of pop-up books. She uses novels, biographies, and books of short stories as both the inspiration and materials for her open book paper sculptures, reworking the pages to illustrate characters, ships, and scenes from the tales. The end results are lovely,… »12/09/12 2:00pm12/09/12 2:00pm

Are we no longer willing to go through the Looking Glass?

Over at Genreville, Rose Fox makes a connection I've never seen anyone make before, which instantly feels to have a lot of truth to it. On the one hand, the whole publishing industry has decided that it will no longer welcome "portal fantasy," like Narnia or Alice in Wonderland — stories where someone goes through a… »10/23/12 1:36pm10/23/12 1:36pm