Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Sherlock Holmes' love for logic and sharp eye would go on to inspire mystery writers and real-life crime scene investigators alike. A new PBS documentary takes a look how Sherlock Holmes still informs the way we think and investigate real crimes, even today. What is about Holmes that inspires even modern investigators to cautiously and methodically look at the clues in order to solve a crime? Kimberlee Sue Moran, a forensic archaeologist featured in "How Sherlock Changed the World" explains.
Monday, January 07, 2013
What can citizens of our modern world learn from traditional societies? Author Jared Diamond discusses that question, which he explores in his latest book. Plus: City Comptroller John Liu on his State of the City address; a preview of the 113th Congress and Washington's Sandy aid package; sexual assault protests in New Delhi; and a new book explains how to think like Sherlock Holmes.
Friday, January 13, 2012
“One day in 1897, Arthur Conan Doyle sat down to write a tale of an odd young man with peculiar skills and changed the world.”
Friday, December 23, 2011
This week, we'll follow the clues to decipher how Sherlock Holmes has stayed fresh for more than a century. We'll meet "Sherlock Holmes in sneakers" — 5th grade detective "Encyclopedia Brown" — and also the creator of hit TV show House, whose powers (and weaknesses) are modeled on Holmes'. Plus, ...
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Each year in January, Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts from all over the country and the abroad gather in New York to celebrate the world’s most famous detective. Last year the buzz was all about Guy Ritchie’s film “Sherlock Holmes,” and whether Robert Downey Jr. would measure up to literature’s most enduring character. This year, the Sherlockian world has returned its focus to its more traditional preoccupation, the playing of “The Game."
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
By Sarah Montague : Senior Producer
Robert Downey Jr. may be putting the name Sherlock Holmes on a lot of lips these days. But a devoted group of Holmes fans have been keeping the famous detective’s flame alive since for over 70 years. Watch the video.
Friday, December 25, 2009
The game's afoot -- from Baker Street to Minnesota to Kathmandu. We'll follow the clues to decipher how Sherlock Holmes has stayed fresh for more than a century. We'll meet "Sherlock Holmes in sneakers" -- 5th grade detective "Encyclopedia Brown" -- and also the creator of hit TV show "House," whose powers (and weaknesses) are modeled on Holmes'. Plus, a conversation with rock and roll poet Patti Smith, who is the subject of a new documentary airing on PBS.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Saturday, March 16, 2002
The mystery novelist Laurie King picks up the Sherlock Holmes story where Arthur Conan Doyle left off. In The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, King pairs the famed detective with a sharp young female partner and raises skepticism about Holmes' superhuman genius.