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Conan Doyle and His Chilling Dog

Conan Doyle and His Chilling Dog

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 22nd 2018

The large literary afterglow of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), born 159 years ago today, remains with us in the form of poems, historical fiction, treatises on spiritualism and adventure yarns fe

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Another Strong Year

Another Strong Year

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 5th 2016

It’s been a special 2016 on stage and screen for British actor Mark Strong, turning 53 today. A veteran of British TV (Prime Suspect, Low Winter Sun) and 20+ years of celebrated supporting work in m

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Elementary Choices

Elementary Choices

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 26th 2016

Early in his 2014 Chicago Times article Snooping Out the Best Portrayal of Sherlock Holmes? Elementary!, columnist John Kass consulted an expert. “‘Trying to judge the best Holmes is rather like try

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