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Derrick Rose Entering Next Season as the Biggest Mystery in the NBA

Edgar Allen Poe. Agatha Christie. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Dashiell Hammett. Ian Fleming. Stieg Larsson. Derrick Rose. The Chicago Bulls point guard might not be penning any legendary pieces of fiction in the next few years, but he's still the author of the NBA's biggest mystery heading into the 2014-15 campaign. Show More Summary

Crimes And Punishments finds a gameplay trailer, my dear Watson

While it may lack the aloof, reptilian charm of Benedict Cumberbatch, this lengthy gameplay trailer for Sherlock Holmes: Crimes And Punishments seems to nail the crucial, super-sleuth aspects of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous character, right down...

Long Read: The Cottingley Fairies – A Weird British Story of Myth and Hype With a Connection to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

My Dad and I are fans of Sherlock Holmes. We both eagerly await Series 4 of Sherlock, and my Dad once embedded the following words from Arthur Conan Doyle in all his emails: “Whenever you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however...Show More Summary

Police Sketch Of Sherlock Holmes Looks A Bit Like Benedict Cumberbatch

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Brian Joseph Davis has been using police composite software to create realistic images of fictional characters based on the way they're described in prose. And his latest portrait, of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, bears a faint resemblance to Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Read more...

Sherlock Holmes and the vanishing copyright

last weekArts : Arts Post

Sherlock Holmes may finally be free. Thursday, United States Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan dismissed a plea from the Conan Doyle Estate to block publication of a new collection of stories based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective. For decades, the Doyle heirs have jealously guarded all “literary, merchandising, and advertising rights” for Doyle’s works. Anyone […]

Supreme Court Tells Conan Doyle Estate To Take A Hike: Consider Sherlock Holmes In The Public Domain

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Well that did not take long at all. We just wrote about the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate begging the Supreme Court to issue a stay on the appeals court ruling that determined (easily) that Sherlock Holmes was in the public domain. The Conan Doyle Estate wanted the Supreme Court to issue a stay on the decision while it prepared an appeal. Show More Summary

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of Copyright Protection

The Seventh Circuit recently heard a case involving the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, better known as the creator of our favorite British detectives Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, reports The Washington Post. The question before the court was whether copyright protection, which had already expired, can be extended......

Books: ‘The Remedy’: A 19th-Century Bid to Cure TB

last monthHealth : NYT: Health

Thomas Goetz on an 1890 announcement of a cure for tuberculosis, proclaimed by Robert Koch and covered by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Know Your Book Covers

Think you know your Arthur Conan Doyle from your Agatha Christie? This week, The Guardian quizzes you on the book covers of classic crime novels. In case you missed it, previous weeks featured science fiction and literary classics.

Judge Upholds Decision, Sherlock Holmes is Public Domain

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

A US court has ruled that forty-six Sherlock Holmes stories and four novels are in the public domain and are no longer subject to the copyright of Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The ruling comes as part of a lawsuit between Doyle’s estate and Leslie S. Show More Summary

Conan Doyle Estate Loses Sherlock Holmes Copyright Appeal

last monthArts : ArtsBeat

A judge's ruling harshly rejected arguments from the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Descendants of Holmes and Watson: 11 Literary Partners-in-Crime

It all started with Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. While other literary detectives preceded the duo, there is really little question that Arthur Conan Doyle's creations, Holmes and Watson, represent an early archetype for the crime-fighting duo. Show More Summary

The Only Footage We Have Of Arthur Conan Doyle Talking About Sherlock

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This 1927 interview with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the only known interview with the Sherlock Holmes and Lost World author committed to film. Here, Doyle talks about why he created the world's greatest detective, the response from Sherlock Holmes fans, and his belief in the supernatural. Read more...

Join the #DadsRead Campaign

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

What books did you read with your dad? My dad introduced me to J. R. R. Tolkien, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain and other classic authors. My grandpa had a bookshelf loaded with Reader's Digest Condensed Books and National Geographics. I inherited my life-long love of reading, but I was lucky. Show More Summary

Creating Sherlock

At The New Republic, a video of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle talking about, among other things, his most famous creation.

An Actual Recording Of Arthur Conan Doyle's "Spirit" From A 1934 Séance

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle often wished that he would be remembered for his writings on Spiritualism rather than his Sherlock Holmes novels. That didn't happen. But he would no doubt be pleased that the British Library has provided a unique public service — posting rare recordings of the author, both before and after his death. Read more...

Dr. Doyle

When Arthur Conan Doyle wasn’t writing Sherlock Holmes, he was a practicing doctor. Thomas Goetz’s new book The Remedy discusses the history of tuberculosis and Doyle’s role in finding a cure with Robert Koch. The Daily Beast interviewed Goetz about how he came up with the idea for the book. “These two characters were part […]

Connecting TB and Sherlock Holmes

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Tuberculosis was once a death sentence. Doctors could do little to treat it, and almost nothing was known of its spread. Two physicians—Robert Koch and Arthur Conan Doyle—changed that.

These Couldn't Possibly Be Real Fairies... Could They?

A British professor is getting a swarm of attention for a series of photos depicting tiny creatures that he suggests look like fairies. John Hyatt,... Read more: Weird UK, John Hyatt, Paranormal, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Fairies, Sir Arthur...Show More Summary

IPCC Scientists Knew Data and Science Inadequacies Contradicted Certainties Presented to Media, Public and Politicians, But Remained Silent

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. Arthur Conan Doyle. … Continue readin...

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