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The Second Life of Sherlock Holmes

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.

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Movies on the Radio

Mozart at the Movies

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Saturday at 9 pm: There's more to Mozart in film than "Amadeus." His music has played a role in over 900 films, bringing Mozartean drama, serenity and majesty to every imaginable genre.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New World

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.

Features

The Footprints of a Gigantic Detective: Sherlock Holmes Inspires a New Anthology

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.”

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Operavore

Follow the Lieder

Friday, January 06, 2012

In light of the heavy use of Schubert in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at the operatic leanings of the composer's 600-plus lieder on film.

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Studio 360

Sherlock and Sci-Fi Christmas

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, ...

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Studio 360

Sherlock's Archive

Friday, December 23, 2011

Where would you expect to find the world's largest Sherlock Holmes archive? Try nine stories below Minneapolis, in the rare book collection at the University of Minnesota. Sarah Lemanczyk descends for a visit ...

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Features

A Study In Sherlock

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."

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Features

Spotlight on Sherlock

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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.

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Studio 360

Sherlock, Jones, Patti Smith

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.

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Studio 360

Sherlock in the Orient

Friday, December 25, 2009

Ted Riccardi, a retired professor of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages, wrote his own Holmes adventures, set in Tibet, Nepal, India, and Indonesia. His book is The Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes. Produced by Studio 360's Michele Siegel.

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Studio 360

Sherlock's Archive

Friday, December 25, 2009

Where would you expect to find the world's largest Sherlock Holmes archive? Try nine stories below Minneapolis, in the rare book collection at the University of Minnesota. Sarah Lemanczyk descends for a visit.

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Studio 360

Laurie King: Mystery Girl

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.

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