Thursday News: The Authors Guild’s appeal, Underrated movies, below-stairs stories, Alice in Wonderland redux, and Plus-Size Barbie

Thursday News: The Authors Guild’s appeal, Underrated movies, below-stairs stories, Alice...

“In a statement following the decision, Authors Guild executive director Paul Aiken told PW that Chin’s decision represented “a fundamental challenge to copyright that merits review by a higher court.” Aiken claims that Google’s unauthorized mass digitization and exploitation far exceeds the bounds of the fair use defense.”” Publishers Weekly

“Sayles gives his actors nuanced characters to play — Bernice goes from ball-busting parole officer to heartbroken mother — and he coaxes flinty performances out of his three marvelous leads. The script is laced with humor, and contains savvy observations about being careful when doing favors for people, and how one’s choices in life inform who someone is. As each character takes risks, crossing personal boundaries as well as legal borders — both literal and figurative — viewers will become invested as to what will pay off for whom.”Salon

“Woolf wasn’t the only one to “blue-pencil” out the servants. While literature is filled with famous governesses—Brontë’s Jane Eyre, Thackeray’s Becky Sharp, and the unnamed narrator in James’s “The Turn of the Screw,” to name a few—the same isn’t true for housemaids.”The New Yorker

“It is a beautiful and sensitive presentation of Carroll’s book featuring the art of twelve post-Tenniel illustrators.  The ebook can be enjoyed as a conventional read (on a tablet, that is), you can peruse the art alone, listen to it, but best of all are the animations which combine art and story fabulously.” Huffington Post