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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
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A Queen of Heart's advice for Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" offers a relevant insight into how to respond -- or not -- to chemical weapons attacks in Syria that claimed 1,500 lives.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
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Alice in Wonderland -- or is it Washington?

Alice in Wonderland -- or is it Washington?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- To address the fiscal cliff, politicians involved must admit to the seriousness f the problem and step out of politics.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.
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Broadway musical 'Wonderland' to close

Broadway musical 'Wonderland' to close

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- The Broadway musical "Wonderland" is to close Sunday after 31 previews and 33 regular performances, the show's producers announced Tuesday.

Real Alice's 'Looking Glass' to be sold

CALABASAS, Calif., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A copy of "Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There" owned by the inspiration for the Alice character is to hit the auction block in California.
Syfy sets 'Alice' air date

Syfy sets 'Alice' air date

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable television network Syfy says its contemporary re-imagined take on "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" will air over two nights in December.
Bates, Curry join 'Alice' cast

Bates, Curry join 'Alice' cast

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Kathy Bates, Tim Curry and Colm Meany have joined the cast of "Alice," a four-hour TV movie being shot in Vancouver, SCI FI said.
Anne Hathaway joins 'Wonderland' cast

Anne Hathaway joins 'Wonderland' cast

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Anne Hathaway has agreed to play the White Queen in Tim Burton's new big-screen version of "Alice in Wonderland."

Award-winning translator Aharon Amir dies

JERUSALEM, March 1 (UPI) -- Award-winning Israeli translator and author Aharon Amir has died at the age of 85.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 29, 2008.
By United Press International

'Narnia' tale tops best kids' book list

LONDON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" was named the best children's book of all time in a poll of 4,000 people conducted by the London-based group Booktrust.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008.
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Tim Burton to direct 3D films for Disney

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Tim Burton is set to direct a pair of 3D movies for Walt Disney Studios, Variety.com reported Friday.

Marilyn Manson film still in pipeline

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- American shock rocker Marilyn Manson says he'll begin shooting his horror film once he finishes touring to promote his new album, "Eat Me, Drink Me."

Letters of history found in laundry room

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 4 (UPI) -- Letters by some of the greatest figures in politics, arts and sciences offering a glimpse at life centuries ago were found in a Swiss home's laundry.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Germany tries a new approach to theater ... 'Wonderland' mural a nightmare for owner ... Mom sues baseball coach for bad coaching ... Alaskan bears to endure hair dye jobs ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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'Wonderland' mural a nightmare for owner

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 20 (UPI) -- The decision by a smoking supply store owner to place an "Alice in Wonderland" mural on the side of his Colorado business has become a living nightmare.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007.
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Lewis Carroll letter ends up on eBay

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A letter written by Lewis Carroll to a friend in 1890 recently surfaced on eBay and was later found to be missing from Yale University in New Haven, Conn.

Vardalos contemplating 'Big Fat' sequel

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- Actress/writer Nia Vardalos is considering a sequel to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," her breakout 2002 comedy.

Manson seeks backers for horror flick

BERLIN, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. goth rocker Marilyn Manson wants to write, direct and act in an "art house horror" film about author Lewis Carroll, it was reported Tuesday.

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