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"The Second Morning After Christmas..." [BLUE] "The Second Morning After Christmas..." [BLUE]

In 1995 I penned a seasonal ode to The Blue Carbuncle in the style of Clement Moore's A Visit from St. Nick . Since then, it has been ...

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"That Strange Wireless by Which Such People Collect the News" [LION] "That Strange Wireless by Which Such People Collect the News" [LION]

Last month I mentioned the Radio Detective Story Hour podcast, hosted by Jim Widner. If you haven't had a chance to listen to his serie...

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Publicity, Famous Personalities from History, and Preposterous Claims Publicity, Famous Personalities from History, and Preposterous Claims

"Circumstantial evidence is a very trick thing" [BOSC]  "It may seem to point very straight to one thing, but if you shif...

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"One Singular Point..." [TWIS] "One Singular Point..." [TWIS]

Here's an interesting point to ponder. On page 50 of the Autumn 2006 issue of the Baker Street Journal , the editor's "Commonp...

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"They Seemed to Be a Happy Couple." [COPP] "They Seemed to Be a Happy Couple." [COPP]

If you've never been to Gillette Castle , you're really missing a treat. It is the home that William Gillette, the actor who brough...

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"Lost Forever in This World" [VALL] "Lost Forever in This World" [VALL]

As linked to in the latest issue of Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press, the documentary The Real Lost World will debut on television ove...

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"This is Our Last Chance." [BRUC] "This is Our Last Chance." [BRUC]

Our editor is standing by, ready to go to press before the holidays. The address labels are being printed. This is it! Your last chance to...

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"It Was the First Link in My Chain of Reasoning." [SILV] "It Was the First Link in My Chain of Reasoning." [SILV]

Below you'll find the links to the November issue of Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press , kindly submitted by Peter Blau. This list d...

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"A Singular Case." [SIGN] "A Singular Case." [SIGN]

I'm not usually a pastiche kind of a guy. I've managed to enjoy Nicholas Meyers' The Seven Percent Solution and both The Reven...

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"By Special License..." [COPP] "By Special License..." [COPP]

I know there are a number of Sherlockians out there with vanity plates (personalized license plates for automobiles). As a matter of fact, ...

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Gene Weingarten Doesn't Understand Dr. Watson Gene Weingarten Doesn't Understand Dr. Watson

"to make some reply in defence" [SILV] Would anyone like to give Gene Weingarten at the Washington Post a piece of their min...

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"It Was in a City in Russia..." [GOLD] "It Was in a City in Russia..." [GOLD]

Connoisseurs of Sherlockian sculpture have another city to visit if they care to indulge their artistic preferences. Interfax is reporting ...

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Remembering Richard Lancelyn Green, BSI Remembering Richard Lancelyn Green, BSI

"even his voice was gentle" [IDEN] Many readers of this blog will remember a true gentleman - and gentle man - of the Sherloc...

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An Honor for Al Rosenblatt An Honor for Al Rosenblatt

"keen as mustard" [COPP] Fellow Baker Street Irregular Albert Rosenblatt ("Inspector Bradstreet") has just complete...

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"I Think I Hear the Fairy Footstep..." [MAZA] "I Think I Hear the Fairy Footstep..." [MAZA]

The blog Stranger Fruit , written by an evolutionary biologist and historian of biology John M. Lynch, recently featured an excerpt from the...

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"Engage a Special." [FINA] "Engage a Special." [FINA]

If you haven't discovered the joys of podcasts yet, you should get on the ball. Podcasts are audio files set up in a serialized format...

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"He Collects Books and Pictures." [ILLU] "He Collects Books and Pictures." [ILLU]

The Newberry Library Sherlock Holmes-Arthur Conan Doyle Colloquium ( previously mentioned on this blog) sounds as if it was a smashing s...

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"Education Never Ends, Watson." [RETI] "Education Never Ends, Watson." [RETI]

In early 2006, Stanford University initiated a public-reading project called Discovering Sherlock Holmes , in which their "rediscovery...

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"Why, a Yankee..." [LAST] "Why, a Yankee..." [LAST]

Connecticut Yankee William Gillette played Sherlock Holmes for more than 35 years at the beginning of the twentienth century to great accla...

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"His Long Shining Waterproof..." [FIVE] "His Long Shining Waterproof..." [FIVE]

While most Sherlockians know that Sherlock Holmes didn't actually wear an Inverness cape , the world at large has another perception. A...

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"Here Is a Quotation..." [WIST] "Here Is a Quotation..." [WIST]

One of the benefits of being a Baker Street Irregular is the ability to "go everywhere, see everything and overhear everyone." As...

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"I Was Invited to a Week-End Gathering..." [LAST] "I Was Invited to a Week-End Gathering..." [LAST]

It's that time of the year! I don't know about you, but I'm always excited from the time I receive the official word of the BSI...

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"What Link Could There Be..." [YELL] "What Link Could There Be..." [YELL]

Here are the links for Peter Blau's monthly newsletter Scuttlebutt from the Spermaceti Press (or Scuttlebits & Bytes , as the onlin...

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"My Plans Did Not Work Out As I Intended." [THOR] "My Plans Did Not Work Out As I Intended." [THOR]

For those of you who follow the Baker Street Blog via an RSS feed or a feedreader, you probably noticed something slightly amiss. A "r...

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"But Surely, Mr. Wilder -- " [PRIO] "But Surely, Mr. Wilder -- " [PRIO]

Further to my post on the music from The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, here is the closing scene from Billy Wilder's masterpiece.

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"Wiggins Has Just Been Up to Report..." [SIGN] "Wiggins Has Just Been Up to Report..." [SIGN]

This is a little dated, but fun news, nonetheless. Tipped off by a post to the Hounds of the Internet about a horse at Churchill Downs cal...

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"Light a Cigar and Let Me Expound." [BOSC] "Light a Cigar and Let Me Expound." [BOSC]

The October 25 edition of the New York Times contains a book review of Daniel Stashower's latest book, The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary ...

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"A Case of Considerable Interest..." [BOSC] "A Case of Considerable Interest..." [BOSC]

As I understand it, the ACD@35 conference this past weekend was a remarkable success. I have heard very good things about the program, in p...

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"We Pay the Price, Watson..." [VALL] "We Pay the Price, Watson..." [VALL]

The Stage features an article mentioning that Jonathan Pryce and Bill Paterson will star in a BBC1 two-part drama about Sherlock Holmes &...

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