Sherlock Holmes is one of the most enduring and iconic characters in modern fiction, still celebrated in his original form, but also constantly reinvented for new audiences. Andrew and Anthony discuss the strength of Arthur Conan Doyle's original creation, the elements of his world, and the most recent reinventions of the character.

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Anthony and Andrew discuss five of this year's Academy Award nominees for screenplay, including:

The Grand Budapest Hotel
American Sniper
and Birdman

Plus a look at some past winners and nominees and what it might really mean for a writer to win an Oscar. As always, they talk about what they're writing, and what they're reading, with a focus on the comics Mind MGMT and Battling Boy.

Direct download: storybeater-ep23.mp3
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