Books on Film

Last night, the 68th Emmy Awards were presented to television’s best. This year, some of the biggest winners were for programs that were inspired by books. Set up a winner’s circle to display these books that inspired a few of this year’s best television shows. The FX series American Crime: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson, based on Jeffrey […]

Coming Fall 2015 How Sherlock Holmes Made Me a Better Basketball Player By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar English professors are always preaching about how literature and art can make us better people. In my case, literature made me a better basketball player.  During my first year in the NBA when I was playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, […]

If you haven’t seen the BBC/PBS Masterpiece new hit series SHERLOCK, you’ve been missing out on some excellent sleuthing! It’s a modernized version of the Conan Doyle characters with a detective Sherlock Holmes living in early 21st century London using his detective skills and modern resources to solve the horrid crimes of the day. Sherlock […]

This spring, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, Laurie R. King’s first Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes novel, turns fifteen; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would turn 150; and the ninth Russell novel, The Language of Bees, turns up in stores. In the midst of all this buzz, the Laurie King e-universe (web site/Goodreads/Myspace/Facebook/LRK Virtual Book Club/blog) will celebrate Fifteen Weeks […]