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TV Club: Sherlock goes too far in dredging up a “Dead Man’s Tale”

“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.” - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “A Scandal In Bohemia” While tracking down the murderer in...Show More Summary

TV Club: An ambitious Elementary two-parter gets in over its head

Mz. Jabez Wilson laughed heavily. “Well I never!” said he. “I thought at first that you had done something clever, but I see that there was nothing in it after all.” - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Red-Headed League” By now, with Elementary...Show More Summary

Did Chicago actuary win Friday's episode of 'Jeopardy?'

Warning: Spoilers ahead D'oh! Chicago actuary Trish Floyd did not offer an answer to the Final Jeopardy clue about author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and came in last place on Friday's episode of "Jeopardy." Floyd, who discussed her love of the Fox show "The Simpsons" in between rounds, placed third...

Sherlock Holmes and Mastery of the Craft of Writing

2 months agoInternet / Blogging : Copyblogger

Sherlock Holmes was the greatest Consulting Detective in the world. Though merely a fiction — written over a century ago by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle — his methods of logical deduction are without equal. Holmes’s mastery of his craft brought him to the fog-cloaked London doorsteps of the most powerful people of his time. Show More Summary

TV Club: Elementary tries out some game mechanics, but ends up playing itself

“The matter is a perfectly trivial one”—he jerked his thumb in the direction of the old hat—”but there are points in connection with it which are not entirely devoid of interest and even of instruction.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The...Show More Summary

Holmes & Watson Release Date Set for Summer 2018

3 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

The comedy is inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective Sherlock Holmes The post Holmes & Watson Release Date Set for Summer 2018 appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

The Book Review Podcast: From Brooklyn to the Gulag

Sana Krasikov talks about “The Patriots”; and Michael Sims discusses “Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes.”

Nonfiction: How Conan Doyle Landed on Sherlock Holmes and Why He’s Stayed With Us

Michael Sims explores Conan Doyle’s creation of his world-famous detective in “Arthur and Sherlock.”

Best 1912 Adventures (2)

3 months agoHumor / odd : HiLobrow

Arthur Conan Doyle's THE LOST WORLD

My brain: In sickness and in health

Chapter 1: Physiology “I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Bound by flesh and bone, therein lies a mystery of undefined potential which the cosmos cannot even parallel in mystery and in complexity beautiful and terrifying. It is that which allows movement to leave […]

TV Club: Be My Guest, “Be My Guest,” Put This Trope Up To The Test

“Should you care to add the case to your annals, my dear Watson,” said Holmes that evening, “it can only be as an example of that temporary eclipse to which even the best-balanced mind may be exposed.” Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax” “The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax” is one of the later Sherlock Holmes stories. Show More Summary

Sherlock Recap: A Sick Man

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1913 story "The Adventure of the Dying Detective," Sherlock Holmes pretends to be deathly ill in order to trick a man named Culverton Smith into confessing to a murder. The ruse only works if Holmes can prevent Watson from examining him, and so the detective ... More »

Best 1917 Adventures (10)

4 months agoHumor / odd : HiLobrow

Arthur Conan Doyle’s HIS LAST BOW

The surprising connection between Benedict Cumberbatch and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

4 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic character to perfection, but maybe it's because it's all in the family. Thanks to research by Ancestry.com, there is a definite family connection between the late author and current actor. Show More Summary

Benedict Cumberbatch is a Distant Relative of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

4 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

It turns out that Benedict Cumberbatch may have been born to play Sherlock Holmes. Researchers have recently discovered that he is actually a distant relative ( 16th cousins, twice removed to be exact) of Mr. Holmes' creator, Conan Doyle. Show More Summary

Benedict Cumberbatch and Arthur Conan Doyle Are Distantly Related, a Deduction Sherlock Holmes Is Astounded It Took You This Long to Make

Given the verified fact that there are only a handful of British actors/creative types and perhaps only two handfuls of actual British people, it figures that, even throughout the vast echoes of all of time and space, they all know each other somehow. So we greet you today with some ... More »

Benedict Cumberbatch related to Sherlock Holmes' creator - CNET

4 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

Genealogists discover the "Sherlock" actor is a distant cousin of the character's creator, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Benedict Cumberbatch is Related to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

4 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Researchers at Ancestry.com made a not-so-elementary discovery.

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