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JoeBro33
July 18 2014

Pulling Up a Seat from Shakespeare to Sherlock: London’s New Literary Benches

From Shakespeare to Sherlock, Hercule Poirot to James Bond, London has always had a rich literary history. And now you can sit on it! Thanks to The National Literacy Trust, along with its public...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
May 14 2013

And in the Role of Yorick...

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest… In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the role of Yorick the court jester is little more than a cameo (you couldn’t...
StevenJohn
January 15 2013

Plot “Twists” That Turn the Stomach

It is a painful experience to watch a story come apart. From that moment during the telling of a pointless anecdote when the speaker realizes no laughter is forthcoming, to the most sweeping epic...
TonyHays
October 4 2012

Murder or Misadventure: The Death of William Shakespeare

“Shakespeare, Drayton, and Ben Jonson had a merry meeting, and it seems drank too hard; for Shakespeare died of a fever there contracted.” The Vicar of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1661 He...
Crime HQ
December 15 2011

To Die By Your Side: A Sweet Afternoon Treat

This is just a little movie to bring a bit of joy to your day. It’s a handmade homage to books and love and death in felt and embroidery stop-motion animation by Spike Jonze, Simon Cahn and Olympia...
CharlesFinch
November 11 2011

Who is Shakespeare?: “As If We Were Villains On Necessity”

In a lively market town in Warwickshire during the 1570’s, a leather merchant and glovemaker, formerly very prosperous, was edging toward financial ruin.  The courts prosecuted him–or perhaps...
TonyHays
October 14 2011

Shakespeare as Sherlock

Within the last thirty years, readers have been exposed to several new versions of William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon, versions that take us far afield from the Shakespeare that tradition has presented...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 21 2011

Inspector Lewis: Wild Justice

“Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out,” wrote the philosopher and essayist Francis Bacon in 1625. How generous of him to...
TonyHays
September 10 2011

The Best—And Worst—Conspiracy Books

I do not believe every conspiracy theory that comes down the pipe. I really don’t. I am not a 9/11 “truther.” I am not a “birther.” But, as Sixth Floor Museum head Gary Mack famously told...