“The Adventure of the Crooked Man” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

There are famous quotes throughout pop culture that everyone knows despite having never been said in the context of the story being quoted. "Beam me up, Scotty." "Play it again, Sam." For Sherlock Holmes, that quote is, "Elementary, my dear Watson." This story is as close as it comes, when Holmes merely states, "Elementary." This … Continue reading “The Adventure of the Crooked Man” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“The Adventure of the Reigate Squire” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Even Sherlock Holmes has his limits.  After a case in France (the details of which are conveniently sidestepped) that taxes his genius and awards him all manner of international accolades, the Great Detective is stricken with an illness brought on through overwork.  Reading into his character, it's easy to surmise that it's because he hit … Continue reading “The Adventure of the Reigate Squire” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Walt Disney Records – Beauty and the Beast: The Legacy Collection

It's the "tale as old as time," considered to be one of the greatest and most popular movies in the entire Disney vault. Caught off guard by the unprecedented success of The Little Mermaid, Disney execs looked to double down on that good fortune and strike while the iron was hot.  After a decade-long slump, … Continue reading Walt Disney Records – Beauty and the Beast: The Legacy Collection

The Pre-Raphaelites: Inspiration from the Past by Terri Hardin

1848.  Uprisings were happening all across Europe.  In Victorian England, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was formed.  It's self-proclaimed purpose was to reintroduce the lofty principles of the art of the Italian Renaissance as practiced prior to Raphael and those inspired by him.  This high-minded group consisted of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and William Holman … Continue reading The Pre-Raphaelites: Inspiration from the Past by Terri Hardin