Last weekend, I happened upon a copy of Sterling's new Alice in Wonderland edition, with illustrations by Robert Ingpen. Ingpen's beautiful, dreamy illustrations are as lovely an interpretation of the subject as I've ever had the pleasure of seeing. Of course, the text is what it is, a masterpiece (it's the first book I ever read to myself, and I went on to marry a woman called Alice, so that should tell you how I feel about it). And Ingpen's art brings something genuinely new to it, a cloudlike insubstantiality tinged with a little bit of thunderhead, that makes me incredibly glad to own this book.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Robert Ingpen
At $11, the Proctor Silex K2070YA 1-Liter Electric Kettle was the cheapest model I could find on Amazon that didn’t look like it would result in electrocution or an explosion of boiling water. I’ve spent three months with it. It’s OK. In fact, it’s showing no sign at all of problems. It boils water fast. […]
Mainstays Single Burner is a portable electric coil hotplate you can buy for $9 at Walmart (and Amazon). It has a 1m two-prong cord, an adjustable power control (temperatures are not marked) and rubber feet. I tested it with a steel stock pot with 8 quarts of water. After turning up the heat I watched […]
The Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse set was just twelve dollars and fifty cents! It’s sometimes $16.99 or even a bit more, but that’s still pretty damned cheap. I expected it to be about as bad as the Amazon Basics Keyboard, which is the same price, but wired, and you don’t get a mouse. […]
Yes, yes there is. The ultraportable Twisty Glass Mini boasts all of the simplicity of its forebear, while fitting just a little bit better in your pocket.The Mini is perfect for casual smokers, and anyone who doesn’t have the patience or fine motor skill for rolling papers. This piece keeps the convenient design of its older […]
Learning to code is a perfect way to grow your technical sophistication, and open up a host of new career options. But since most “learn to code” initiatives focus heavily on web development, it can be tough to find good resources for general-purpose computer science outside of a 4-year degree program. To get a broad […]
While many newer smartphones boast decent water resistance, most of us are still stuck with the kind of handsets that need to spend the night in a bowl of rice when they get wet. If you want to enjoy your favorite podcasts in the shower but are holding out for your next phone upgrade, this […]