Tag Archives: Arthur Conan Doyle

McConnell as Moriarty, Trump as Figaro

Mitch McConnell is proving himself to be a veritable Moriarty in his ability to weave devious plots to get his way. Trump, by contrast, is more a trickster figure a la Figaro or Mac the Knife.

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With Stories We Defeat Our Inner Moriarty

In the most recent episode of “Sherlock,” Holmes is not only the world’s foremost detective but a skilled literary critic of Doyle’s stories about him.

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Studying the Psychology of the Thriller

Currently I am mentoring a English-psychology double major as she studies psychological thrillers that feature Antisocial Personality Disorders, such as “Psycho” and “Silence of the Lambs.”

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Updated Sherlock: Game Is Still On

“Sherlock” plays wonderful variations on the original Sherlock Holmes stories.

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Holmes, Moriarty Grapple on the Fiscal Cliff

If Obama goes over the fiscal cliff as Sherlock goes over the Reichenbach Falls, then he’ll be all right.

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Bill Belichick as Professor Moriarty

Sports Saturday The New England Patriots are dominating the National Football League once again, and as an Indianapolis Colts fan I find this development depressing.  Over the past decade the Colts and Patriots have had the game’s fiercest rivalry, and fans of each team routinely root against whichever team is playing the other.  I am […]

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The Magic World of Children’s Lit

William Kristof, the much traveled Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the New York Times, wrote recently about the disturbing way that children’s IQ scores often drop over summer vacation. The cause is lack of intellectual stimulation. The problem is more severe with poor than it is with middle class kids. As an antidote, Kristof offered […]

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