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March 2 2016

Oh the Places He’d Been: An Exploration of Dr. Seuss

Dear Reader, Please accept this post as an invitation to consider Dr. Theophrastus Seuss, who would have been 112 years of age today if were still with us. We remember him as the creator of...
May 9 2015

Fresh Meat: Blood Ties by Nicholas Guild

Blood Ties by Nicholas Guild is a thriller pitting San Francisco homicide detective Ellen Ridley against a serial killer who she suspects of being a hacker and codebreaker with the U.S. Navy (available...
January 12 2015

Pop Music Spells Freedom, Really, In Morse Code!

It's the story of a Columbian colonel, a Miami ad man, long-time hostages and the music of freedom. Colonel Espejo was running out of opportunities to rescue hostages held by the rural FARC, sometimes...
July 25 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing: First Trailer for The Imitation Game

No, this is not a still for BBC's Sherlock. This is an image from the upcoming Oscar's hopeful The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, and Charles Dance. Set...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
May 6 2014

The Bletchley Circle 2.04: “Uncustomed Goods” Part 2

It’s disconcerting to see Millie in distress. When her confidence is shaken so is ours. We know she has a perfectly good reason to feel traumatized. In last week’s episode of The...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 28 2014

The Bletchley Circle 2.03: “Uncustomed Goods”

What’s a girl gotta do to pay the bills? You’d think that being a gorgeous, vivacious smarty-pants fluent in multiple languages would make it a snap to find gainful employment....
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 21 2014

The Bletchley Circle 2.02: “Blood on Their Hands” Part 2

We begin this episode in an unusual position: a step ahead of the women of the Bletchley Circle. A man is in the hospital, his body covered with ugly, blistery chemical burns. He’s expected...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 14 2014

The Bletchley Circle 2.01: “Blood on Their Hands” Part 1

The first series of The Bletchley Circle reminded us that sisterhood is powerful. So it’s no surprise when Jean (Julie Graham) feels compelled to defend the innocence of a former Bletchley...
March 18 2014

Fresh Meat: Decoded by Mai Jia

Decoded by Mai Jia is the story of a legendary codebreaker who is tasked with solving two devilish codes that seem to be the product of his old mentor (available March 18, 2014). Decoded is the...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 22 2013

Introducing The Bletchley Circle

Never underestimate the power of a bored housewife. If there’s a lesson to be learned from The Bletchley Circle, a three-part miniseries that premiered on Public Television on April 21, it’s...
February 6 2013

What Did Agatha Christie Really Know?

When Agatha Christie wrote about a character named Major Bletchley in her 1941 novel N or M, most people didn’t give it a second thought. Of course, MI5 doesn’t qualify as “most...
January 1 2013

Fitness?! Pah! Resolve to Crack Unbreakable Codes!

Lose a few pounds, quit nail-biting, clean a closet...*yawn* No wonder people quit these kind of New Year’s resolutions. They’re not just predictable, they’re BORING! Forget that...