When the Monk Caught a Sprite in the Kitchen

It’s a folktale that’s been reworked and re-told for centuries. Disney’s making it into an animated film slated for next year (the live-action version is scheduled for two years after that). The monk, caught in a life of contemplation, hears a sound in the kitchen. Grabbing a spoon for protection, he encounters a… » 8/20/15 1:30am 8/20/15 1:30am

British Library Fights To Preserve Historic Recordings Archive

As part of its vast collection of literary and historic treasures (the Magna Carta, Leonardo da Vinci's notebook), the British Library owns some six million sound recordings, including significant theater productions, famous voices (like J.R.R. Tolkien's), and field recordings of extinct animals. Some of them… » 1/13/15 2:20pm 1/13/15 2:20pm

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventure Diary

The British Library is producing a facsimile copy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's diary from his days as a ship's doctor in the arctic sea. The Sherlock Holmes creator spent most of a year on the whaler Hope, while still a medical student. It sounds like his time aboard involved lots of falling into icy water and patching… » 8/10/12 3:17pm 8/10/12 3:17pm