Tag Archives: Sherlock Holmes

Mr. Holmes: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough  It is a truth universally acknowledged that movies are targeted at the young. The summer blockbusters, the fantasy trilogies, the reboots of Star Wars and the Fantastic Four — they’re all designed for moviegoers under the … Continue reading

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Elements of Modern Storytelling–Characters

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Writers think a lot about characters. We think about them in the abstract, and we think about those individuals who rent an apartment in our subconscious and start rummaging around, looking for utility hookups and how to arrange forwarding on their mail. Sometimes they are just visiting for a few months or years. Other times they move in and don’t check out until we do. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Stephanie Osborn: SPEARED

Astronaut Kalpana Chawla

SPEARED is an acronym that stands for Single-Person Emergency Atmospheric Re-Entry Device. Cool name, huh? What we’re trying to do is to develop what is essentially an ejection seat/escape pod combo for astronauts (or cosmonauts, taikonauts, whoever wants to go into space that might have issues coming home again). We’re still in early stages yet, just very basic research and development, working on what materials we can use, and what shape things need to be in—no, I mean literally, what geometric shapes this stuff needs to have to protect the space travelers in an emergency atmospheric entry, but not either burn ‘em up or skip ‘em off into space. Continue reading

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Resonance

There are currently two popular Sherlock Holmes TV shows:  Elementary and Sherlock. Elementary is set in NYC (though with a British actor as Holmes) and—what drew me to watch it in the first place—Lucy Liu as Watson. While I was … Continue reading

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The Immortality of Sherlock Holmes

by Nancy Jane Moore What is it about Sherlock Holmes? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, was published in 1887. The last of his Holmes adventures came out in 1927. Yet in this modern world … Continue reading

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Exactly What I Wanted: More Sherlock Holmes! (Part One)

I love Sherlock Holmes. I mean, I really, really, really love Sherlock Holmes. So much so that I will not, under any circumstances that I can foresee, go to see the new movie starring Robert Downey Jr. (Chained naked to … Continue reading

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