Jun 15, 2019
“these characters convey a message” [DANC]
It isn't every day that one has an opportunity to chat with someone who owns an intimate piece of clothing that belonged to "a certain gracious lady." Barbara Rusch, BSI ("The Mazarin Stone") is a collector of Victoriana and ephemera, and more importantly is the author of...
May 30, 2019
"His name is Vincent" [REDH]
We last spoke with Ray Betzner, BSI ("The Agony Column") five years ago (on Episode 61), where he was joined by Susan Rice, BSI ("Beeswing"). Ray had just launched his blog, Studies in Starrett, which takes a look at the works, connections, and life of Vincent Starrett, BSI ("A Study in...
May 15, 2019
“the name is familiar to me” [SPEC]
The parodies of Sherlock Holmes began almost as soon as the short stories began appearing in The Strand Magazine. And parody plots required parody names.
Bill Mason, BSI ("White Mason") began keeping a log of the silly iterations and manifestations of Sherlock Holmes's name...
Apr 30, 2019
"He has an extraordinary faculty for figures" [GREE]
Chris Schweizer is a Sherlockian of multi-media origins. So it stands to reason that his depictions of the characters take on a multitude of aspects.
In our conversation with this Sherlockian artist, we discover that he'd like to illustrate as many characters in...
Apr 15, 2019
Every three years, the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota host a conference. It's been their practice since 1995, and they've had some well-attended and well-regarded programs in that time.
Julie McKuras, BSI ("The Duchess of Devonshire") and Gary Thaden are co-chairs of the...