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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


Byram Jejeebhoy Passes Away

Noshir Dadrawala informs us that Byram Jejeebhoy passed away today. Noshir reminisces… He had contested the BPP elections in 2008 as a member of the Adult Franchise for Progress (AFP7) comprising eminent Parsis like Legal Luminary Mr. Nadir Modi, Director of Tata Memorial Hospital Dr. Katy Dinshaw, Managing Director of HDFC Mr. Keki Mistry, Media Baron, Muncherji Cama, former BPP trustee Mr. Maneck Engineer, Mr. Byram Jejeebhoy, tax expert Mr. Soli Dastur (he was added later and opted out). I t...
Tags: Europe, London, News, Life, Spain, Prague, Denmark, Michelin, Venice, West End, Maria, Bombay, Jj, Jamie, Julie Andrews, Byram


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


The Charm of a Gangster: 10 Notes on Public Enemies (2009)

When it came to Public Enemies disappointing critics, perhaps the major problem was the lack of character development which can leave the film feeling, in David Denby's words, "emotionally neutered":"In Bonnie and Clyde, we were clearly meant to warm up to the outlaws—not just to the two lovers but to the entire group, who became an extended, quarrelling family, and also folk heroes, in a Depression-era country both bored and broke. But Dillinger’s popularity is only hinted at in a couple of sc...
Tags: Movies, Robin Hood, America, Indiana, Fbi, Chicago, Roger Ebert, New York Times, Wisconsin, Johnny Depp, Public Enemy, David Denby, Hoover, Nelson, Michael Mann, Daily News


The Charm of a Gangster: 10 Notes on Public Enemies (2009)

When it came to Public Enemies disappointing critics, perhaps the major problem was the lack of character development which can leave the film feeling, in David Denby's words, "emotionally neutered":"In Bonnie and Clyde, we were clearly meant to warm up to the outlaws—not just to the two lovers but to the entire group, who became an extended, quarrelling family, and also folk heroes, in a Depression-era country both bored and broke. But Dillinger’s popularity is only hinted at in a couple of sc...
Tags: Movies, Robin Hood, America, Indiana, Fbi, Chicago, Roger Ebert, New York Times, Wisconsin, Public Enemy, David Denby, Hoover, Nelson, Michael Mann, Daily News, Clyde


Theater reviews: ‘The Book of Mormon’ rings true, ‘Frankenstein’ steps up and ‘The Winter’s Tale’ springs forth

This week across the Southland, three productions comment on the way we try to change or remake other people when we should be improving our own selves. ‘Book of Mormon’ “The Book of Mormon,” with book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, will be at the Ahmanson Theatre through March 29. (Photo by Julieta Cervantes) At the Ahmanson through March 29, “The Book of Mormon” rings our chimes yet again. The blasphemous, vulgar 2011 musical written by Trey Parker and Mat...
Tags: South Park, Los Angeles, Sport, Uganda, Soccer, Shakespeare, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Hermione, Parker, Southland, Cunningham, Bohemia, Frankenstein, Robert Lopez, SHELLEY


Eyeless dolphin-like creature washes ashore in Mexico

Aparece extraña criatura en playas mexicanas https://t.co/QksU4bFgWn pic.twitter.com/SdMVRS6LF3 — Revista Bohemia (@bohemiaonline) February 13, 2020 Vaguely-sourced and the toast of British tabloids, this unfortunate creature reportedly washed ashore on the beach at Destiladeras, Mexico. It has a dolphin-like head, but no eyes and a large eel-like body. Local media confirmed that no one had been able to identify the strange animal, but there were also no reports in the media suggesting th...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Mexico, Cryptozoology, Bohemia, Delightful Cryptids, Destiladeras Mexico


7 philosophers who were exiled from their societies

Many thinkers have been killed for their ideas. Some got away with exile.Most of the ones we'll look at here were driven out by the government, but others fled for their own safety.The fact that some of these thinkers are still famous centuries after their exile suggests they might have been on to something, even if their countrymen disagreed. It's no secret that people often have a difficult time allowing radical thinkers to live in peace. History is full of examples of philosophers who died fo...
Tags: Europe, London, Crime, Greece, France, Government, China, Germany, Nazis, America, Turkey, Cologne, Paris, Moon, Innovation, Portugal


HONORING PRES and LADY DAY: SCOTT ROBINSON, JON-ERIK KELLSO, JOE COHN, MURRAY WALL at CAFE BOHEMIA (January 30, 2020)

The great innovators began as imitators and emulators, but their glory is they went beyond attempts to reproduce their models: think of Louis and Joe Oliver, think of Bird and Chu Berry, of Ben and Hawk.         … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Innovation, Jazz, Tribute, Louis Armstrong, Emulation, Homage, Ben, Louis, Bohemia, Ben Webster, Charlie Parker, Joe Oliver, Coleman Hawkins, Fats Waller


MULTI-COLORED SOUNDS: EVAN ARNTZEN, BEN PATERSON, TAL RONEN, DARRIAN DOUGLAS, ALBANIE FALLETTA at CAFE BOHEMIA, January 23, 2020

Evan Arntzen, once the new fellow from out of town, continues to delight and amaze.  He and his gifted friends did it again last Thursday, January 23, at Cafe Bohemia, 15 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village, New York.  Those friends are … Continue reading →
Tags: New York, Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Bohemia, Greenwich Village, Harold Arlen, Generosities, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places


On An Overgrown Path: An African-American in Moscow [John McLaughlin Williams Conducted Novaya Russiya]

John McLaughlin Williams On An Overgrown Path Thursday, January 16, 2020 In 1938 Fritz Reiner conducted Henry Kimball Hadley 's concert overture 'In Bohemia' at a memorial concert for the composer. Now a very powerful new video from Moscow of the Novaya Russiya Orchestra playing 'In Bohemia' conducted by John McLaughlin Williams - seen above - has appeared on YouTube . Today Hadley is a forgotten figure, but he once played a leading role in American music. In ...
Tags: Chuck, Hollywood, Religion, Prague, James Bond, Moscow, John, Warner Bros, Sinatra, Strauss, Mancini, Barrymore, Tiffany, Don Juan, Bohemia, Morgen


Jane Metcalfe, co-founder NEO.LIFE, has a cool upcoming book

Kevin Kelly and I interviewed our friend Jane Metcalfe for the Cool Tools podcast. Jane is the founder of NEO.LIFE, a media and events company tracking how digital tools and an engineering mindset are transforming human biology. Prior to that, she made chocolate on a pier in San Francisco at TCHO Chocolate. Jane is probably best known as the cofounder of Wired magazine. The Kickstarter campaign for her new book "Neo.Life: 25 Visions for the Future of Our Species" is now live. Subscribe to...
Tags: Post, News, San Francisco, Morocco, Kickstarter, Cool Tools, Wired, Biotechnology, Bay Area, Bohemia, Jane, Kevin Kelly, Jane Metcalfe, NEO LIFE, TCHO Chocolate Jane, Eric Pfieffer


WHEN FRIENDS DROP IN: A LITTLE JAM SESSION at CAFE BOHEMIA: JON-ERIK KELLSO, BRIA SKONBERG, GEOFF POWER, RICKY ALEXANDER, ALBANIE FALLETTA, ARNT ARNTZEN, JEN HODGE (January 2, 2020)

If I learned that a few dear friends were going to drop by in fifteen minutes, I would rush around tidying, straightening out the bed, looking to see what you could serve them . . . a flurry of immediate … Continue reading →
Tags: Surprise, Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Bohemia, Greenwich Village, Sean Cronin, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman


“CAN I GET YOUR LOVIN’ NOW?”: ALBANIE FALLETTA, JON-ERIK KELLSO, SEAN CRONIN, RICKY ALEXANDER at CAFE BOHEMIA (January 2, 2020)

These artists: and these too: were here to begin 2020: and they (and friends) transported everyone in the room.  It all happened at my new second home, Cafe Bohemia (15 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village, New York City) on Thursday night, … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Bohemia, Sean Cronin, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places, Albanie Falletta


EVEN MORE FROM RICKY ALEXANDER AND HIS “STRIKE UP THE BAND” BAND at CAFE BOHEMIA: CHRIS GELB, DANIEL DUKE, ADAM MOEZINIA (November 22, 2019)

It was a wonderful evening at Cafe Bohemia (15 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village, New York City) when Ricky Alexander, tenor saxophone and vocal; Adam Moezinia, guitar; Daniel Duke, string bass; Chris Gelb, drums, ascended the two steps to the narrow … Continue reading →
Tags: New York City, Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Bohemia, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places, Ricky Alexander


MORE FROM RICKY ALEXANDER AND HIS “STRIKE UP THE BAND” BAND at CAFE BOHEMIA: CHRIS GELB, DANIEL DUKE, ADAM MOEZINIA (November 22, 2019)

Swing court 2019 is now in session.  All rise! Exhibit A: Exhibit B: Exhibits C: – F Ricky Alexander made a wonderful debut CD, STRIKE UP THE BAND, which I’ve reviewed here.  And then he brought a swinging quartet to Cafe … Continue reading →
Tags: Bliss, Swing, Jazz, Cole Porter, Bohemia, Generosities, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places, Ricky Alexander, Pay Attention


IN PERFECT ALIGNMENT (Part Two): DANNY TOBIAS, DAN BLOCK, JOSH DUNN, TAL RONEN at CAFE BOHEMIA (11.21.19)

November 21, 2019 might have been an unremarkable day and night for some of us — leaving aside that it is Coleman Hawkins’ birthday — but at Cafe Bohemia, 15 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, the stars were … Continue reading →
Tags: New York, Wow, Bliss, Swing, Jazz, Bohemia, Greenwich Village, Count Basie, Jo Jones, Coleman Hawkins, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing


CONTRITION OR VENGEANCE? RICKY ALEXANDER, DAN BLOCK, ADAM MOEZINIA, DANIEL DUKE, CHRIS GELB at CAFE BOHEMIA (Nov. 22, 2019)

I think WHO’S SORRY NOW? (note the absence of the question mark on the original sheet music above) is a classic Vengeance Song (think of GOODY GOODY and I WANNA BE AROUND as other examples): “You had your way / … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Humphrey Lyttelton, Stardust, Michael Gamble, Bohemia, Ella Fitzgerald, Marx Brothers, Teddy Wilson, Rosemary Clooney, Harry James, George Lewis, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Connie Francis


DEEP FEELINGS, QUIET SWING: DANNY TOBIAS, DAN BLOCK, JOSH DUNN, TAL RONEN at CAFE BOHEMIA (November 21, 2019)

Beauty doesn’t ever have to raise its voice. Here is some beauty for us  — by Danny Tobias, trumpet and Eb alto horn; Dan Block, tenor saxophone; Josh Dunn, guitar; Tal Ronen, string bass. They created this quiet marvel and … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Bohemia, Count Basie, Generosities, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places, Dan Block, Danny Tobias


Irene Adler Gets a Comic

Irene Adler, the only woman to outwit Sherlock Holmes, appeared in one 1891 story, “A Scandal in Bohemia”. She’s been a favorite ever since, particularly with people who want to pair Holmes up romantically in a traditional fashion. Now, Titan Comics is taking a different direction with the character. Adler will be a five-issue miniseries starting in February 2020 in which she’s an action hero, teaming up with “famous Victorian heroines from science, history, and literature… such as Jane Eyre, [....
Tags: Comics, Sherlock Holmes, Holmes, Jane Eyre, Bohemia, Adler, Irene Adler, Comic News


BILLIE AND BLUES at THE CAFE BOHEMIA PREQUEL (Part Two): MARA KAYE, JON-ERIK KELLSO, MATT MUNISTERI, EVAN ARNTZEN, BRIAN NALEPKA (Sept. 26, 2019)

Before there was this — the official opening of Cafe Bohemia, 15 Barrow Street, New York City, one flight down — on October 17, 2019: there was this, a warm-up for the club, a “soft opening” on September 26: Glorious … Continue reading →
Tags: Billie, Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Bohemia, Greenwich Village, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places


Haydn's La fedeltà premiata impresses at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

‘Exit, pursued by an octopus.’ The London Underground insignia in the centre of the curtain-drop at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Silk Street Theatre, advised patrons arriving for the performance of Joseph Haydn’s La fedeltà premiata (Fidelity Rewarded, 1780) that their Tube journey had terminated in ‘Arcadia’ - though this was not the pastoral idyll of Polixenes’ Bohemia but a parody of paradise more notable for its amatory anarchy than any utopian harmony.
Tags: Religion, Fidelity, Arcadia, Bohemia, Haydn, Joseph Haydn, Guildhall School of Music


“IT’S HOT DOWN THERE!” (Part One): SWINGING JAZZ FROM CAFE BOHEMIA: JON-ERIK KELLSO, EVAN ARNTZEN, JARED ENGEL, ARNT ARNTZEN (October 24, 2019)

Wonderful music has been happening and continues to happen downstairs at the Barrow Street Alehouse on 15 Barrow Street, the hallowed ground of Cafe Bohemia.  Here’s the first part of the splendid music created on October 24 by Jon-Erik Kellso, … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Panama, Bohemia, Greenwich Village, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places, Evan Arntzen


Lesli Margherita, Teal Wicks and More Set For Reading of THE PECULIAR TALE

THE PECULIAR TALE OF THE PRINCE OF BOHEMIA AND THE SOCIETY OF DESPERATE VICTORIANS... is an off-beat, dark comedy adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's THE SUICIDE CLUB. A rock-influenced score, deadly high stakes, and a hilarious book make THE PECULIAR TALE... a unique and wildly entertaining night at the theatre. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bohemia, BWW News Desk, Lesli Margherita Teal Wicks


Lesli Margherita, Teal Wicks and More Set For Staged Reading of THE PECULIAR TALE

THE PECULIAR TALE OF THE PRINCE OF BOHEMIA AND THE SOCIETY OF DESPERATE VICTORIANS... is an off-beat, dark comedy adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's THE SUICIDE CLUB. A rock-influenced score, deadly high stakes, and a hilarious book make THE PECULIAR TALE... a unique and wildly entertaining night at the theatre. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Robert Louis Stevenson, Bohemia, BWW News Desk, Lesli Margherita Teal Wicks


AND BY POPULAR DEMAND: A LONG ROMP FROM CAFE BOHEMIA BY EVAN ARNTZEN, ANDREW MILLAR, FELIX LEMERLE, ALEX CLAFFY (October 17, 2019)

The people spoke, “Can you post more from that October 17 session at Cafe Bohemia?”  And I said, “Yes, I can.” The sounds come from here (on the map, it’s 15 Barrow Street, New York City): Good sounds, created by … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Bohemia, Generosities, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places, Evan Arntzen, Jon-Erik Kellso, Andrew Millar


HALLOWED GROUND COMES TO LIFE, or THE SOUNDS AT CAFE BOHEMIA (15 Barrow Street, New York City): MARA KAYE, JON-ERIK KELLSO, MATT MUNISTERI, EVAN ARNTZEN, BRIAN NALEPKA (September 26, 2019)

New York City is full of vanished landmarks: one checks the address of what was once a place both sacred and thriving only to find that it is now a nail salon or, even more common, that its facade no … Continue reading →
Tags: New York City, Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Bohemia, Greenwich Village, Generosities, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places, Evan Arntzen


14 theater productions to see this week, Oct. 18-24

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ‘Art is Useless When You’re Being Mauled by a Bear’ A tragicomedy by Alisa Tangredi about a woman and her grief. When: Runs 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 10. Where: Loft Ensemble, 11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood. Tickets: $20 Information: 818-452-3153. www.loftensemble.org/shows.html ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ The 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy-drama by Stephen Adly Guirgis about the tribulations an ex-cop has with his recently paroled son, the son’s ...
Tags: New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Sherlock Holmes, Nazi, Orange County, Civil rights movement, Mel Brooks, Southern California, Manitoba, San Bernardino, Raja, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Bohemia, Frankenstein


IN A SPIN, TWICE: CLUB BOHEMIA OFFICIALLY OPENS! (October 17, 2019) and FAT CAT MATTHEW RIVERA’S HOT CLUB!

You might be walking along Barrow Street, on the Bleecker Street side of Seventh Avenue South (all this conjecture is taking place in Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, the United States); you could look up and see this … Continue reading →
Tags: Surprise, Wow, Bliss, United States, Jazz, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Bohemia, Floyd Smith, Ben Webster, Charlie Parker, Hot Club, MARY LOU WILLIAMS, Cannonball Adderley, Matthew Rivera, Generosities


Out of the window

Here's a language lesson: Máš vokno (pronounced mash vokno) is a colloquialism in Bohemia. It can be translated as 'out of the window' but usually means - 'it's somewhere in my head, but I can't quite remember it.'Ever had that feeling? It's often said by the Czechs when someone is a little worse for wear after too much alcohol. Me? I sometimes experience something similar when I'm sat in a boring lecture. In one ear - and out the other. And that's ironic. There's a bar, and a very bohemian...
Tags: Learning, Education, Relationships, Teaching, Czech Republic, eLearning, Liberec, Bohemia, Dialogue, Steve Wheeler, Liberec Czech Republic, Idiom, David Hamr, Vokno, Nick Shackleton Jones