WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Enduring Popularity Of Sherlock Holmes

A popular BBC series and a lawsuit over whether his stories are in the public domain are drawing attention once again to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of one of literature's most iconic characters: Sherlock Holmes. The adventures of the detective and his steadfast companion, Dr. Watson, have been popular with generations of readers and viewers. We consider the enduring appeal of the "canon" of four novels and 56 short stories featuring Holmes and Watson and the many interpretations they've inspired on both page and screen.

Audio Excerpt: "The Beekeeper's Apprentice" By Laurie King

The Many Portrayals Of Sherlock Holmes

BBC "Sherlock Holmes" Series With Benedict Cumberbatch

"Sherlock Holmes" 2009 Feature Film With Robert Downey Jr.

"Elementary" On CBS

"Sherlock Holmes" 1939 Film Series With Basil Rathbone

"No Place Like Holmes" Web Drama-Comedy Series

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Here's The Buzz On America's Forgotten Native 'Tea' Plant

It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for Voting Rights

Kojo explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, a poor Mississippi sharecropper who became an outspoken voice in the civil rights movement and the fight for voting rights.

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Computer Guys and Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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