Sherlock Holmes

Lose yourself in this beautiful literary map of London

This stunning map of London is made up of the names of characters from novels, plotted on to the areas of the city they're most associated with.<p>It was created by Dex, a London-based artist and graphic designer, and interior designer Anna Burles<b>.</b> They describe it as "an intricate type map of the …

London

This Table Is Full Of Secrets

Source: YouTube<p>No, this isn’t something Harry Potter stumbled upon in the Chamber Of Secrets. Believe it or not, this table belongs to our muggle …

Harry Potter

Six Books With a Different Take on Sherlock Holmes

What do you expect in a Sherlock Holmes story? Perhaps two English men, one who is keenly observant, intellectually curious, and disarmingly blunt; …

Russia explodes, and Trump is a dog that doesn't bark

I'm not a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, but there's one line from the Arthur Conan Doyle novels that I find myself thinking about all the time as I write …

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

<i>“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.”</i><i><br>- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “A Scandal In Bohemia”</i><p>While tracking down the murderer in “Dead Man’s Tale,” Sherlock notes two suspects had an altercation …

TV

Why the Rise of AI Makes Human Intelligence More Valuable Than Ever

In the popular TV show <i>Sherlock</i>, visual depictions of our hero’s deductive reasoning often look like machine algorithms. And probably not by accident, …

Artificial Intelligence

Baker Street Elementary — Electile Dysfunction

by Scott Monty March 26, 2017<p>"candidate for Mid-Devon at the next election" [HOUN]<p>We all know that, according to Watson's account of Sherlock …

Don't be cowed by the bullying of the Brextremist Lie Machine papers

In his speech at the Unite for Europe march in London, Campbell told EU supporters to keep fighting.<p>I know I am in a minority in thinking Brexit can …

Brexit

Action Lab launching five new titles

Comic book publisher Action Lab Entertainment has announced that it is launching five new titles in Q2 of 2017 in <b>Spencer & Locke</b>, <b>Medisin</b>, <b>Kid …

Comics

‘Elementary’ Season 5 Spoilers: Episode 18 Synopsis Released; What Will Happen In ‘Dead Man’s Tale’?

Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Joan (Lucy Liu) will investigate a 12-year-old unsolved murder case in Season 5, episode 18 of “Elementary” after …

TV

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective is a captivating Victorian adventure

Our guide to the best new board games looks at Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Exit: The Game and Tak<p>Welcome to our monthly look at some of the best new tabletop games. This time around we’re solving mysteries in Victorian London, escaping from locked rooms with nothing more than brain power …

Board Games

Stephen Fry reads all of Sherlock Holmes – and it’s unstoppable

Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection (Audiobook) by Arthur Conan Doyle (read by Stephen Fry) Audible Studios Just who is the biggest name here? …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Code-break for cocktails at a London bar inspired by Alan Turing and Sherlock Holmes

If a morning Sudoku is no longer enough to challenge your puzzle-loving brain, it’s time to consider a trip to a new London pop-up bar where you break codes for cocktails.<p>The Bletchley – named after Bletchley Park where WWII codebreakers worked, is inspired by British code-breaker and computer …

Alan Turing

The Demands Of Truth

The demands of Truth are severe; she has no sympathy with the myrtles. All that which is so indispensable in Song is precisely all that with which …

Edgar Allan Poe

12 - Irene Adler: A Legend Is Born

12 - Irene Adler: A Legend Is Born<p>Scott Monty 6:30 AM 0<p>"To Sherlock Holmes, she is always <i>the</i> woman" [SCAN]<p>It is the first story in <i>The Adventures of</i> …

The art of the paranormal: telepathy, ectoplasm, poltergeist

In her new show, Modern Experiments, Susan MacWilliam explores the paranormal, from people who see with their hands to those who make ectoplasm

Arthur Conan Doyle

TV Club: Elementary pokes the surveillance state in the hunt for “Lady Frances”

<i>“’Now Watson,’ he added as our client hurried away, ‘he will set the regular forces on the move. We are, as usual, the irregulars, and we must take our own line of action. The situation strikes me as so desperate that the most extreme measures are justified.’”</i><i>- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The</i> …

TV

Arthur and Sherlock review – ‘diligent study of Holmes and his role models’

Michael Sims investigates Conan Doyle’s real and fictional inspirations for his great detective<p>The best Sherlock Holmes stories were written before 1916, when Arthur Conan Doyle officially converted to spiritualism and took to table-rapping. A mishmash of new age mysticism and low church gloom, the …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Six Levels of Atheism

Being religious is much more than just a belief in god(s). Many people who claim to be atheist actually believe some very odd things. Here is your …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Our Favourite British Books

Harry Potter is probably American’s favourite fictional Brit, but he’s by no means the only character worth exploring. The UK has a rich literary …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Vol. 149, Nos. 1 & 2 (January/February 2017)

So how are things going in “The World’s Leading Mystery Magazine?” Quite well, as it turns out, despite some significant format changes that began in …

'Whereabouts': Is it Singular or Plural?

The whereabouts of conclusive advice about whether <i>whereabouts</i> is plural or singular has historically been elusive. We're here to correct that. These …

Vocabulary

Sherlock Holmes superfan-turned-author telling new tales

It wouldn't be going too far to say that author Lyndsay Faye has a bit of a thing for Sherlock Holmes.<p>After obsessively reading and re-reading the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories from the age of 10, plus "literally thousands" of Holmes stories by other authors, Faye rang the gong in 2009 …

Episode 116: Can't Get Enough Sherlock Holmes

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Review of “The Whole Art of Detection” by Lyndsay Faye

I have never especially been a fan of Sherlock Holmes, but I like Lyndsay Faye’s writing enough to want to read whatever she produces.<p>The author has …

Ready, set, go for downtown tower

Construction is expected to get underway within months on a 40-storey apartment tower to be built near the city’s most iconic intersection — Portage …

Construction

How to Boost Your Career as a Writer by Creating an Irresistible Series

Shares 2<p>Excited about your writing career?<p>About expanding your story’s potential?<p>Yet after writing, maybe publishing, even marketing a book, you …

Arthur Conan Doyle

61 Books Nassim Taleb Recommends you Read in his Own Words

Nassim Taleb, the polarizing author of best-selling books The Black Swan and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, offers 61 reading …

Non-fiction

Nonfiction Book Review: From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon by Mattias Boström, trans. from the Swedish by Michael Gallagher. Mysterious, $27 (544p) ISBN 978-0-8021-2660-3

From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon<p>Mattias Boström, trans. from the Swedish by Michael Gallagher. Mysterious, …

Meet Dr Joseph Bell, The Man Who Inspired The Character Of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous fictional characters of all time.<p>The cool detective won over the world with his razor-sharp wit and …