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Crime fiction: Sherlock Holmes — a family likeness?

3 weeks agoAcademics : Nature

We might be able to learn more about Sherlock Holmes's physical appearance, beyond Sidney Paget's 1893 illustration of the fictional sleuth at work (see M.KonnikovaNature549, 332–333; 2017).In Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Adventure of the Greek Interpreter', Holmes

The Most Awesome, Crypt-Rocking, Scariest Ghost Stories for Halloween: Bram Stoker, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and More

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

From Charles Dickens’ grimly funny ghost stories to Bram Stoker’s dark tales (featuring BDSM!), these 10 stories will scare your socks off.

The Doctors of Hoyland

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a short story, first published in 1894, about a country doctor named Ripley who found that a second doctor had set up shop in the village of Hoyland. He goes to the new office, wanting to meet and greet his competition. Show More Summary

Why Sherlock Holmes Didn't Stay Dead

Sherlock Holmes died in 1893 but then came back to life ten years later. After writing twenty-four Holmes stories in six years, Arthur Conan Doyle had grown weary of the popular hero and wanted to focus on writing historical novels.Show More Summary

Men We Wish We Were: Arthur Conan Doyle

Every month Primer is recognizing a different individual for their accomplishments, cultural significance, and general awesomeness. This month: Arthur Conan Doyle Check out Men We Wish We Were: Arthur Conan Doyle on Primer.

‘El Sabueso de los Baskerville’ por Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Ah! This is the Sherlock Holmes I like. None of that Benedict Cumberbatch smart-arsery and supercilliousness.  Really, I think that the new Sherlock Holmes episodes are too post-modern for their own good.  Is that the fin of a shark I … Continue reading ?

Paranormal Phenomena in an Infamous Prison

Tales of blazing-eyed, huge black dogs of an ominous and sometimes deadly kind – and which can take on multiple forms – are significant parts of British folklore and mythology. They even inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write his classic Sherlock Holmes novel of 1902, The Hound of the Baskervilles. They are among the... Read more »

Newsletter: Facebook Against Identity Theft & Britain’s Futuristic Switch

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I am somewhat exhausted; I wonder how a battery feels when it pours electricity into a non-conductor?” ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Writer) FACEBOOK BATTLES IDENTITY THIEVES IN INDIA THE STORY Facebook provides extra security...Show More Summary

Arthur Conan Doyle's Dr. Watson

Dr. Watson in the Sherlock Holmes stories…is the inviting voice of the entire series. He is intelligent, observant and faithful, the way we want doctors to be. He is also guileless and naive, where Holmes is neither, and that is the ultimate limitation in each mystery. Show More Summary

Sherlock Holmes 1000pc Puzzle

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : GeekAlerts

This Sherlock Holmes 1000pc Puzzle is kind of like solving a mystery. You have to put the pieces together to get the full picture. It is based on the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and includes quotes, facts, illustrations – even the culprits [...]

Sherlock Holmes: Arthur Conan Doyle's Gold Mine

[In 1891] I made my first effort to live entirely by my pen. It soon became evident that I had been playing the game well within my powers and that I should have no difficulty in providing a sufficient income…The difficulty of the Sherlock Holmes work was that every story really needed as clear-cut and original a plot as a longish book would do. Show More Summary

Sherlock Holmes on the Power of Knowledge

A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library where he can get it if he wants.Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Five Orange Pips."

How Martin Shkreli used social media to fuel his short-selling shenanigans

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Over the last several months, someone using the pseudonym “Art Doyle” released online reports – I use the word “reports” loosely – to attack several biotech stocks. Art Doyle, no doubt a truncation of Arthur Conan Doyle, the British author behind the fictional...

Sherlock Holmes on Vigilantism

I think that there are certain crimes which the law cannot touch, and which therefore, to some extent, justify private revenge.Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton"

Daryl Bem and Arthur Conan Doyle

Daniel Engber wrote an excellent news article on the replication crisis, offering a historically-informed perspective similar to my take in last year’s post, “What has happened down here is the winds have changed.” The only thing I don’t like about Engber’s article is its title, “Daryl Bem Proved ESP Is Real. Show More Summary

New Century Theatre Company Leaves 12th Ave. Arts, Darragh Kennan Leaves NCTC

5 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith That's Kennan on the left there, reprising his role as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective, Sherlock Holmes CHRIS BENNION Fine actor and longtime artistic director of New Century Theatre Company, Darragh Kennan, is stepping down from his position at the company. Show More Summary

1920s Pac Heights condo with views of Lafayette Park asks $3.9 million

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once hung out here The top-floor condo inside 2151 Sacramento, at least according to your editor, is one of the city’s most envy-inducing homes, period. And just look at it. No, look at it! It is, in a word, glorious. The entrance alone merits a pause of respect and awe. Show More Summary

#ICastIt Paul Millet Puts 3 Sherlocks on the Case

Sherlock Holmes fans, get ready to see an immersive mash-up of three of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories (“A Scandal in Bohemia,” “The Red-Headed League,” and “The Adventure of The Copper Beeches”) woven together in Mystery Lit’s “Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective” adapted by Jonathan Josephson. Show More Summary

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Happy Birthday, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. DIY: How to build a medieval crossbow. TV Logos Used To Be Physical Objects. The History of Tea. When Women Started Growing Out and Painting Their Nails.  Physicist Richard Feynman told the FBI to leave him alone. Show More Summary

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