Thursday, February 2, 2012

BSI: Manhattan

Sherlock Lives! by Michael Dirda | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books:

via NYRB

Founded in 1934 by the novelist and critic Christopher Morley, who had virtually memorized the canon during his Baltimore childhood, The Baker Street Irregulars takes its name from the street urchins who sometimes assist the detective because, as he says, they can “go everywhere, see everything, and overhear everyone.” About three hundred invested members—lawyers, doctors, writers, librarians, booksellers, teachers, and businesspeople from all over North America and Britain, not to mention Europe, Japan, Australia—belong to the group, which each year meets in Manhattan in early January.
This article led me to The Baker Street Blog. Just the other day I had checked Netflix to see if The Seven Per-Cent Solution was available, so was sad to see that movie's Sherlock had recently passed.

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