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Morning Docket: 06.29.20

* The estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is suing Netflix for its depiction of Sherlock Holmes as a kind and caring sleuth. Wonder if there was ever legal action over Holmes and Watson... [CNN] * Texas law firms are rethinking reopening plans amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. [Texas Lawyer] * A disciplinary panel has suggested a two-year suspension for a lawyer who showed "aggressive tactics and relentless vindictiveness" in practicing law. Some clients might like those qualities. [ABA Journal] ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Netflix, Justin Bieber, Nebraska, Watson, Associated Press, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, ABA Journal, Dallas Morning News, Holmes, Doyle, Morning Docket, COVID-19

Queering Dr. Watson: Sexual Identity in The Angel of the Crows

Katherine Addison, the author of award-winning The Goblin Emperor, has a new fantasy novel out, a dark Fantasy that is mash-up of Jack the Ripper and the detectives of Baker Street. We have a guest post from the author today, talking about the work, and its queer characters. SPOILER ALERT: Dr. J. H. Doyle is not what you think. I am not the first writer to notice that you can use a first-person narrator to play games with sex and gender roles. Emma Bull (Bone Dance) and Sarah Caud...
Tags: Books, London, Fantasy, Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, John, Jack, Holmes, Bohemia, Doyle, Joanna, Irene, Crow, Madison Wisconsin, LGBTQIA

Sherlock Holmes is too nice in upcoming Netflix adaptation, lawsuit argues

Arthur Conan Doyle's estate is suing Netflix, among others, over its upcoming film "Enola Holmes" -- arguing that the show's depiction of Sherlock Holmes as kind, caring and respectful of women is a violation of the author's copyright.
Tags: Cnn, Netflix, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Enola Holmes

Netflix’s ‘Enola Holmes’ and WB’s Will Smith-Starring ‘King Richard’ Hit With Lawsuits

Welcome, welcome, welcome, one and all, to today’s movie lawsuit round-up extravaganza! Can it be an extravaganza if there are only two lawsuits? Let’s not worry about the specifics! Netflix’s Enola Holmes, a movie about Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister, and Warner Bros.’ King Richard, a biopic of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams’ father, have both had suits filed against them. But the Enola Holmes lawsuit is actually kind of hilarious, and you can find out why below. Enola Holmes Laws...
Tags: Movies, Legal, Netflix, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Will-Smith, Warner Bros, Sherlock, Henry Cavill, Richard, Serena Williams, Ian Mckellen, Helena Bonham Carter, Warner Brothers, Venus, Serena

‘Enola Holmes’ First Look: Netflix Debuts Images of Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock Holmes’ Little Sister

Enola Holmes is on the case. Haven’t heard of her? Maybe you’ve heard of her last name, which belongs to her far more famous brother, Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. But in the new Netflix film Enola Holmes starring Millie Bobby Brown, the young teen detective takes the spotlight. The streamer has debuted the first images from Enola Holmes, the upcoming feature film directed by Emmy-winning Fleabag director Harry Bradbeer and based on Nancy ...
Tags: Images, England, London, Movies, Netflix, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock, Emmy, Henry Cavill, Holmes, Edgar, Sam Claflin, Mycroft Holmes, Mycroft, Cavill

Conan Doyle Estate Sues Netflix Over ‘Enola Holmes’ Film Starring Millie Bobby Brown

The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle has filed a lawsuit alleging that an upcoming Netflix film about Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister infringes on the Holmes stories that remain under copyright. The estate claims that “Enola Holmes,” starring Millie Bobby Brown, depicts the legendary detective as warm and friendly, a characterization that only appears in the […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes, Conan Doyle, Millie Bobby Brown, Enola Holmes

Things to do – online – from the San Fernando Valley and LA area, June 11-18

  Miguel Moller, left, takes a photo of Chantae Cheney, front row from left, Ana Rovang, Korbi Christenson, Sonia Nunez, back row from left, Rose Broderick, Rachel Sandoval, and Virginia Kelly during the 5th annual Valley Pride festival at Van Nuys Civic Center in Van Nuys on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributing Photographer)   Take a chance on new entertainment experiences online, June 11-18.   EVENTS   San Fernando Valley LGBT Community Center: Celebrating June...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, California, Youtube, La, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Paypal, Soccer, Graham, Arthur Conan Doyle, Marvin Gaye, Ucla, Eastern Europe, James Hetfield

Exclusive: ‘Unmatched: Cobble and Fog’ Reveals New Card Art and Miniatures From the Incredible Tabletop Game Series

Unmatched isn’t just a great board game series – it’s an excuse to play out the wildest showdowns from the depths of your geekiest daydreams. Put aside the beautiful miniatures and gorgeous card artwork. Forget about the perfectly balanced mechanics that turn each game into a nerve-wracking battle of wits and tough choices. At the end of the day, Unmatched is the board game series where King Arthur can battle Bigfoot, where Bruce Lee can take on the raptors from Jurassic Park, where Robin Hood ...
Tags: London, Movies, Robin Hood, Bbc, Features, Bigfoot, Jurassic Park, Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock, Bruce Lee, Board Games, Taylor, Skype, Alice

The 10 Best Sherlock Holmes Stories

Over the course of 40 years during the late 19th and early 20th century, Arthur Conan Doyle published 60 Sherlock Holmes tales in the form of four short novels and 56 short stories (which are generally published in five separate collections). The adventures of Doyle’s iconic detective proved a craze from the start, and since then, no character has been as reproduced and adapted in film, television, stage, and the printed word.  I’d long been intrigued by the idea of Sherlock, but wasn’t real...
Tags: Books, England, London, Scotland, Life, America, Travel & leisure, Classics, Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock, Napoleon, Wilson, Moriarty, Holmes

Things to do – online – in the LA area, May 28-June 4

  “Find Love Online,” a Best Friends Animal Society Virtual Super Adoption, May 27-31. (Photo courtesy of Best Friends Animal Society)   Have fun discovering new entertainments online, May 28-June 4.   EVENTS   Find Love Online – Best Friends Virtual Super Adoption: Search for a pet by using your zip code, May 27-31. Register online. Participating Los Angeles-area groups here. For the event, For Best Friends, Stronger Than You Think: A three-day, na...
Tags: Facebook, Youtube, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Arthur Conan Doyle, Venice, Jordin Sparks, Ucla, Eastern Europe, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, National Alliance, Neil Simon

Short Fiction Conan Doyle, Arthur: The Captain of the Pole-Star (1890); v1; 4 May 2020

Early short stories of Arthur Conan Doyle. 1: The Captain of the "Pole-Star" 2: J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement 3: The Great Keinplatz Experiment 4: The Man from Archangel 5: That Little Square Box 6: John Huxford's Hiatus 7: A Literary Mosaic 8: John Barrington Cowles 9: The Parson of Jackman's Gulch 10: The Ring of Thoth The second story is famous as his fictional version of the mystery of the "Mary Celeste". Conan Doyle changed the name to "Marie Celeste", the captain's name from Br...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Arthur Conan Doyle, Briggs, Conan Doyle, Marie Celeste, Jackman, Mary Celeste, Gulch, Tibbs, J Habakuk Jephson, Conan Doyle Arthur, John Huxford, John Barrington Cowles, Star Arthur Conan Doyle

Short Fiction Conan Doyle, Arthur: Round the Fire Stories (1908); v1; 29 April 2020

Seventeen short stories of crime and weirdness. I have added the first publication date of each story underneath its title. 101,000 words. 1: The Leather Funnel 2: The Beetle Hunter 3: The Man With The Watches 4: A Pot of Caviare 5: The Japanned Box 6: The Black Doctor 7: Playing With Fire 8: The Jew's Breastplate 9: The Lost Special 10: The Club-Footed Grocer 11: The Sealed Room 12: The Brazilian Cat 13: The Usher of Lea House 14: The Brown Hand 15: The Fiend of the Cooperage 16...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Arthur Conan Doyle, Conan Doyle Arthur, Lea House

Seven classics for comfort reading [reading list]

The impact of the COVID-19 can be felt in all areas of our lives, with many staying at home for the next few weeks. Perhaps this is an opportunity to finally start your copy of War & Peace that’s been on the to-be-read pile for years or you find yourself revisiting old friends in Jane Austen’s world. Classics can provide comfort and escape in these uncertain times and we’ve compiled a short list of some of our favourites.Middlemarch George Eliot George Eliot follows the fortunes of the town’s ce...
Tags: Books, London, Featured, David, Cambridge, Literature, Jane Austen, Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Dick, Virginia Woolf, New England, James, Amy

Sigil 1.1.0 "losing" files

Hi folks, Twice now Sigil has "lost" some files in an epub. The missing files are the cover image in the root folder, the META-INF folder and the container.xml inside that, and all 18 images in the images folder and the folder itself. Sigil is still running and the cover and other images still appear in the book browser (first attachment). The files in the previous epub (unzip -l) are: Spoiler: Code: Archive:  Sherlock Holmes Omnibus - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle-ORIG-AI.epub   L...
Tags: Books, Sigil, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mobileread

Podcast #590: The Creation of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most widely recognized figures of literature and pop culture. But how did the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, come up with a character who has become the universal archetype of the independent detective?  In his book, Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes, my guest today explores the biography of the fictional detective by looking at the life of the real-world author. His name is Michael Sims and we begin our conversation...
Tags: Books, Podcast, England, Life, Edgar Allan Poe, Travel & leisure, Classics, Charles Dickens, Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock, Poe, Harry Houdini, Holmes, Arthur

Could weather hold the secret to history's greatest ghost ship mystery?

An illustration of the Mary Celeste. Credit: Unconfirmed, possibly Honore Pellegrin (1800-c.1870). The "one in a million" ghost ship Alta that washed up on the shores of Ballycotton in County Cork, Ireland, on Sunday amid Storm Dennis stirred up references to the unforgettable true story of the most famous maritime mystery of all time: the Mary Celeste and her missing crew.The ship's saga and the serpentine twists of fate before and after its discovery in December 1872 captivated both the...
Tags: New York, Science, London, Atlantic, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Accuweather, Azores, Wright, Conan Doyle, County Cork Ireland, Mary Celeste, Hicks, Brian Hicks, DirecTV Frontier, Ballycotton

February 18 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW February 18 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s February 18 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Jojo Rabbit When a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) finds a Jewish girl hiding in his attic, he must confront his own fanaticism in this darkly funny comedy from writer-dire...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Germany, India, Digital, Tom Hanks, Portugal, Angola, TV News, Cbs, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mike Nichols, Ruby, Blu-ray

The New York Public Library Creates a List of 125 Books That They Love

The New York Public Library sure knows how to celebrate a quasquicentennial. In honor of its own 125th anniversary, it's rolling out a number of treats for patrons, visitors, and those who must admire it from afar. In addition to the expected author talks and live events, Patience and Fortitude, the iconic stone lions who flank the main branch's front steps, are displaying some reading material of their own—Toni Morrison’s 1987 novel Beloved and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age classic The Great ...
Tags: Google, Books, Podcasts, Patricia Highsmith, College, New York City, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, George Orwell, Nypl, Libraries, Literature, Harry Potter, Arthur Conan Doyle, Margaret Atwood, Martin Amis

The Guianas: South America's 'Lost World' rediscovered

Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 saga "The Lost World" was inspired by reports from three little-known European colonies at the top of South America. Today the independent nations of Guyana and Suriname and the French territory of Guyane are finally stepping out from the shadows.
Tags: Cnn, South America, Arthur Conan Doyle, Guyana, Suriname, Guyane

Short Film: Vampire (2019)

I was contacted by Billy about this short film that he came across on YouTube – many thanks for the heads-up Billy. This is a short that I am sure will tweak some people's privilege, which is great. Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1924 story "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire", director and co-writer Evgeniy Gavrik has gender swapped Holmes – now Jane Holmes (Julia Magpie) – and Watson – now Emily Watson (Tatyana Lukachina). But let us be honest, there is no reason why this can’t be done (i...
Tags: Movies, Russia, Ferguson, Watson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Meredith, Jackie, Billy, Holmes, Jimmy, MartA, Belief In Vampires, Watson Holmes, Sussex Vampire, Billy This, Evgeniy Gavrik

Cheap and Free Kindle eBooks: The Secret Lake, Sherlock Holmes and More

Cheap and Free Kindle eBooks: The Secret Lake, Sherlock Holmes and More. We have some of the best-selling FREE and Cheap Kindle Books from Amazon here! The books include The Secret Lake, Sherlock Holmes, Bread Baking for Beginners and more. SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Complete Collection by Arthur Conan Doyle.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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The Strange, Spiritual Origins of the Ouija Board

Even as an avid horror movie fan, I find it hard to suspend disbelief when Ouija boards show up, and they show up often enough, in classics like The Exorcist and modern favorites like Paranormal Activity. Ouija boards have always seemed more like wands with plastic flowers in them than telegraphs to the afterlife or the infernal abyss. But I grew up with people who considered it a gateway to hell, just as spiritualists have considered it a portal to the beyond, where their dead relatives...
Tags: Google, College, White House, America, History, Smithsonian, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Vox, Pittsburgh, Ouija, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Mary Todd Lincoln, Ouija Board, Durham NC Follow

Codes and Ciphers

My book group recently read a 2017 mystery called The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett. In the novel, an English bibliophile and an American digitizer track down a mysterious book thought to lead to the Holy Grail. The chief clue: a secret message hidden in the rare books collection of the fictional Barchester Cathedral Library. The message is a complex polyalphabetic substitution cipher that can only be solved by finding key words hidden in the books. Coded messages are common plot devi...
Tags: Books, Edgar Allan Poe, Watson, Dan Brown, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jfk, Neal Stephenson, Poe, Julius Caesar, Elsie, Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, US Secret Service, Robert Langdon, Charlie Lovett

Java API Classes as Fictional Characters―A Proposal for Google v. Oracle (Guest Blog Post)

by Marketa Trimble In disputes over the copyrightability of computer programs and their elements, it is common to invoke analogies from literature. In Google v. Oracle (in which the U.S. Supreme Court granted a cert petition on November 15, 2019), Oracle began its appellant’s Opening Brief in 2013 with an analogy drawn from “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit then used Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” in its 2014 decision. (Profe...
Tags: Google, Law, Copyright, Harry Potter, Charles Dickens, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Oracle, Phoenix, U S Supreme Court, Klinger, University of Nevada Las Vegas, U S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Goldstein, Peter Menell, Marketa Trimble

Sherlock Unlocked: Little-Known Facts About the World’s Greatest Detective

Sherlock Unlocked: Little-Known Facts About the World’s Greatest Detective, by Daniel Smith, is a lovely little gift book. It’s nice for pick-up-and-put-down reading, or dipping in and out, with 117 chapters in under 200 pages on a variety of topics. (Obviously, most topics get a few paragraphs; many of them are reminiscent of short blog posts.) Content ranges across the origins and inspirations of the characters to bits of Arthur Conan Doyle’s life, with diversions into spinoffs (mostly on the ...
Tags: Comics, Mysteries, Arthur Conan Doyle, Daniel Smith

In 1909, The Strand Magazine Imagined What Would Happen If Giant Insects Attacked London

The Strand was a monthly magazine of short fiction and general interest articles, a sort of London version of The New Yorker. It was published in the UK from 1891 to 1950, running to 711 issues. The magazine’s offices were on Burleigh Street off The Strand, London, hence the name. h/t: The Sherlock Holmes short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle were first published in The Strand. Source
Tags: UK, Design, London, Sci-fi, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Retro, Inspirations, 1900s, Burleigh Street


Hi everybody! At the time this post goes live, Ana will be attending an event hosted by The BBC to celebrate the release of a list with 100 English language titles that have shaped the world of six leading British writers, curators and critics invited to start a conversation that they hope will involve everybody. The list -which we include below along with the full press release – aims to start a conversation about how novels shape us and our world. We think it’s an incredibly cool debate to ha...
Tags: Books, UK, England, Suzanne Collins, Virginia, Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl, Bbc, Britain, House, Bradford, Brighton, Island, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lists, Annie

Ghost in the Chart – Astrological Signatures of Spirit Communication

My Grandmother was a reluctant medium. She heard and saw spirit and could foretell the future by the movements of the birds and other strange happenings. It didn’t sit easily with her as she was a strong Christian but still, that was the way things were. And back through her family, she had other ghostly tales to tell, like the time a painting fell off the wall in her grandmother’s house, heralding the death of a family member. Then there was the story of her husband, my Grandfather, steered awa...
Tags: David, Moon, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Cher, Pluto, Keanu Reeves, Famous People, Neptune, Venus, Virgo, Astrology, Pisces, Hail Mary, Crowley, Mary

10 Classic Frightening Short Stories That Will Haunt Your Imagination

To get into a spooky state of mind this time of year, many will turn to watching horror movies — slasher films filled with plenty of blood, guts, and chainsaws.  While the visceral frights of these terror-inducing flicks can certainly be fun, by my lights, the best way to tap into a seasonal mood of dread and apprehension is not via cinema but the printed page — particularly the short story. Short stories can be read in less time than it takes to watch a movie (or read a book), and offer ...
Tags: Books, Life, Edgar Allan Poe, America, Travel & leisure, Classics, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jackson, Robert Louis Stevenson, James, Poe, Jekyll, Hyde, Dickens, Jacobs, Harvey

Chain Reading and a Discovery

I'm a sucker for Stephen Birmingham's books about the rich and famous of the past. I loved Our Crowd and The  Grandees and recently devoured his account of the famous apartment hotel The Dakota.  Imagine an apartment with every amenity imaginable -- food sent up from the kitchen, maid service, laundry -- everything. It's a fascinating look at another way of life -- and as I read it I was reminded of a book from my childhood. . . Aunt Jane's Nieces was one of my grandmot...
Tags: Gardening, Arthur Conan Doyle, Nancy Drew, Dakota, Jane, Beth, Louise, Mabel, Frank Baum, Stephen Birmingham, Vicki Lane, Edith Van Dyne, Frances Hodson Burnette, Dorothy Glenda Ozma, Patsy Which