Sherlock Holmes

Murder On The Orient Express Is Classic Filmmaking By Kenneth Branagh

When I was younger, my girlfriend and I had a tradition. After we’d eat the Thanksgiving meal with my family (always served at 2 p.m.), we’d head up …

Kenneth Branagh

Economicky words are just plain icky

Why can’t economists just speak plainly and clearly? The dismal science has had an image problem for a long time — long enough for most people to …

Joseph Stiglitz

Jude Law to star in 'Captain Marvel'

Jude Law is in talks to star as the male lead in 'Captain Marvel'.<p>The 'Sherlock Holmes' actor is said to be in negotiations about taking on a major …

Comics

Murder on the Orient Express Review: The Humour Goes Missing

How do you sell a picture that solely relies on the big reveal? When Sydney Lumet decided to adapt Agatha Christie’s famous mystery novel in 1974, he …

Kenneth Branagh

Andrew Marr: Politicians are easy targets but the work they do really matters

Recent dramas on stage and on TV encourage us to show empathy with our beleaguered MPs

Brexit

Murder on the Orient Express movie review: Entertaining adaptation of Agatha Christie's legendary novel

If you’re a fan of Agatha Christie’s work and you’re looking for a passably fun adaptation of <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i>, this film has got you …

Agatha Christie

Prosthetic Limbs Make Great Weapons: A History

On March 25, 1899, a curious article in the <i>Neihart Herald</i> declared that "it has recently been decided by an English court that artificial limbs are …

Harry Potter

Murder on the Orient Express review: A lavish spectacle that is quite shallow

A handsome adaptation despite some inexplicable deviations

Trains

About Being a Sherlockian — It's More Than the Stories

by Scott Monty November 23, 2017<p><b>"some sixty members assembled" [VALL]</b><p>We use the term "Sherlockian" fairly frequently around here. To us, it's a term …

Books

What Jude Law Could Look Like As Mar-Vell

With Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe adding another big-name actor to its already impressive roster, one fan artist imagines Jude Law as superhero …

Comics

The Secret Theatre review at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

Anders Lustgarten’s new play The Secret Theatre inhabits the same historical moment as Schiller’s Mary Stuart – the late 1580s, with Elizabeth on the …

Here's a round-up of the best Google Play Store Black Friday deals

Google’s Play Store has a wide assortment of games, movies, TV shows, and books available on sale for Black Friday.<p>Note: the movies and shows on the …

Google Play Store

Jude Law in the MCU Makes 'Sherlock Holmes' Fans Happier Than Anyone

A big development in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has made fans of entirely different series happy.<p>With Jude Law reportedly nabbing a leading role in "Captain Marvel," fans of multiple "Sherlock Holmes" series are thrilled to see another Watson joining his Holmes. The MCU already boasts "Sherlock" …

Celebrity News

RPG Buyer’s Guide: Fantastic Roleplaying Games They’ll Love

<i>This year, the Geek & Sundry editorial contributors have come together and collaborated to put together several curated lists of games. Whether</i> …

RPGs

Response: 'Questions are the Currency of Learning'

<b>(This is the third post in a five-part series. You can see Part One here and Part Two here.)</b><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><i>How can teachers use</i> …

Teaching

Kicking Back With Mr Nicholas Hoult

The British actor on the art of the perfect party, what he learnt from Mr Tom Ford and becoming an adult<p>Mr Nicholas Hoult is more of a house party …

Nicholas Hoult

Directing is elementary, says actor Jonny Lee Miller

After five seasons and some 120 hour-long episodes, <i>Elementary</i> star Jonny Lee Miller is by his own admission in uncharted territory; until now the …

TV

Episode 47 - Happy Families

Episode 47 - Happy Families<p>Scott Monty 6:45 AM 0<p>"to mar the contentment of their family life" [VALL]<p>Family. For many, it's a part of the holiday …

Creative Commons

Brian Blessed tells us which animals he’d be reincarnated as

Brian Blessed: actor; writer; presenter; myth; man; legend. A beast of a man with a beast of a voice: but imagine if he was not man, but beast …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

It’s here! Our 2017 holiday gift guide will fill your head and heart with our curated ideas for each member of your precious family. It took a lot of …

Shopping

Lit Hub Daily: November 22, 2017

TODAY: In 1916, Jack London, author of <i>The Call of the Wild</i> and <i>White Fang</i>, dies. • Long tables and open bottles: hanging out with Derek Walcott, Seamus …

Literature

Letter: Top of Leith Walk plans ‘turning city into East Kilbride’

CITY of Edinburgh Council have ­released a doozy of a plan to redesign Picardy Place – the junction between Leith Street, York Place, Broughton place …

Edinburgh

SPL!NG Movie Review: Murder On The Orient Express

Agatha Christie’s literary classic, <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i>, about a famous detective who is called to investigate a grisly murder aboard a train …

Agatha Christie

Why We Know Today is the 130th Anniversary of Sherlock Holmes

'A Study in Scarlet' celebrates its mysterious birthday.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Books & Spoilers<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>Today, November 21, is …

History

Sherlock expands global connected GPS anti-theft security coverage

Back in 2016 we saw the stealthy hidden Sherlock bike GPS tracker, but now partnering with telecom giant Orange it gets extended global anti-theft …

Cycling

The Truth About Sherlock Holmes: He’s Actually Henry David Thoreau

Who is literature’s most beloved bachelor? Its most revered mind? If you’re into 1850s New England, you might have answered Henry David Thoreau. If …

Literature

The Books Proven To Attract More Attention To Your Online Dating Profile

Advertisement<p>Image: Instagram<p><b>Reading. It never has gone out of fashion, has it?</b><p>Those out of touch with the female species might balk at the concept, …

Arthur Conan Doyle

A Discovery of Witches summons up a first look at supernatural TV series

Sky One has released its first tantalizing teaser and some images from <i>A Discovery of Witches</i>, the upcoming supernatural TV series based on Deborah …

Entertainment

Wendy Williams says her ‘worst guest’ groped her on live TV

Wendy Williams has no problem picking out her least favorite TV show guest — it's the man who groped her on live television.<p>Williams, 53, revealed …

The Code of Hammurabi: The Best Rule To Manage Risk

Almost 4,000 years ago, King Hammurabi of Babylon, Mesopotamia, laid out one of the first sets of laws.Hammurabi’s Code is among the oldest …

Arthur Conan Doyle