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Popcorn Preview: Effie Gray

Leslie Sisman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

n depicting the events of John and Effie's marriage, the movie is quite reserved and beautifully nuanced. Many of the filmmakers come from Merchant Ivory Productions, and Effie Gray is very much in that tradition. It's hard to know with certainty what went on in the marriage, but there are letters and written accounts that served as source material.

What Sherlock Holmes Teaches Us About Ourselves

Josh Cook | Posted 03.20.2015 | Books
Josh Cook

Through the Sherlock Holmes character, we vicariously say all the cruel, malicious, arrogant, and dismissive things we long to say to frustrating strangers, bosses, and friends.

'Phantom Limb': A Conversation With Dennis Palumbo

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.13.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Dennis Palumbo is a thriller writer and psychotherapist in private practice. He's the author of the non-fiction book, Writing from the Inside Out and a collection of mystery stories, From Crime to Crime.

'The Assassin:' A Talk With Clive Cussler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.02.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Clive Cussler is an adventure novelist and marine archeologist. His thrillers have reached The New York Times best-seller list more than 20 times. His books have been published in 40 languages in more than 100 countries.

Who Really Wrote The Newly Discovered Sherlock Holmes Story?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.23.2015 | Books

A long-lost Sherlock Holmes story, reportedly penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for a benefit bazaar to raise money for a bridge in Selkirk, Scotland, ...

'Crash and Burn': A Talk With Lisa Gardner

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.26.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of crime thrillers with more than 22 million books in print. As Lisa Gardner, she's written an FBI Profiler series, as well as the Detective D.D. Warren series, and standalone novels. As Alicia Scott, she's written romance novels.

The Mueller Whitewash

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 03.11.2015 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Mueller and his firm are associated with the NFL, and, as a result, few bought the League's claim that the investigation would be totally "independent." Now the Mueller report has been issued and -- no surprise here -- the NFL's commissioner seems to have been telling the truth.

Shanghai Has a Sherlock Holmes Theme Cafe (PHOTOS)

La Carmina | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
La Carmina

Who would have guessed that Benedict was big in China? 221B Baker Street has been packed with locals ever since it opened in July 2013. The cafe is designed to look like Holmes and Watson's shared flat.

Solving The Mystery Of Sherlock Holmes

Posted 11.11.2014 | Books

The following excerpt, which explores the mystery of Sherlock Holmes's character and how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories came to stay permanently in ...

'Myth-Busting' Museum Show Pays Tribute To Good Ol' Sherlock Holmes

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.16.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — Sherlock Holmes is among the most famous Londoners of all time. Many tourists still see the bustling city through his eyes, and seek o...

Watson Who? Lopez and Team USA Defeat the World

Elisa Gaudet | Posted 12.06.2014 | Sports
Elisa Gaudet

With all the hoopla around Tom Watson and his captaincy of the Ryder Cup, perhaps the focus should be on Nancy Lopez and her winning formula in the Handa Cup. Team U.S. defeated the World team, 28-20 in West Point, Mississippi the exact same weekend.

See London as Sherlock

Andy Steves | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

A day in London dedicated to a Sherlock Holmes pilgrimage can't begin anywhere but Holmes' flat at 221 B Baker Street. In modern day London, you'll find much of Baker Street has become a shrine to the world's most famous detective.

Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and Television's Golden Age of Anti-Heroes

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.

Walking to Wuthering Heights: The Brontës' Yorkshire

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Since the film was full of big names like Mia Wasikowska and Dame Judi Dench, it trained a spotlight on this still pleasantly drowsy realm. Still, I'm determined to poke around and check things out that didn't show up on screen.

Sherlock Holmes Versus God Almighty: Who Is More Real? The Multiverse Says Go With the Gumshoe

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 09.14.2014 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Greater comfort, I think, is to be found in the realization that infinity is as problematic for science as it is for religion. Much as an infinitely perfect God leads to logical clashes with reality, an infinite multiverse bedevils attempts to apply tools such as probabilities to our understanding of the world.

Comedy, Tonight!

George Heymont | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

A popular show business axiom insists that "Dying is easy, comedy is hard." While any performer who has bombed onstage will quickly acknowledge this bitter truth, the bottom line is that comedy depends on good ideas and solid execution.

Unnecessary Censorship Makes 'Sherlock' Seem Hilariously Crude

Posted 04.01.2014 | TV

Sherlock Holmes is certainly a sassy character, but he's not exactly a particularly saucy man ... until now. When the most trivial and innocuous lines...

The Resistance Man: A Talk With Martin Walker

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Martin Walker is a senior fellow of a private think tank for CEOs of major corporations. He is also editor-in-chief emeritus and international affa...

Street Painting Festival Celebrates 20th Year

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 04.30.2014 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

For the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival's 20th year, 400 artists participated in the event. The festival, which is said to be the country's largest, is a great way to appreciate the process of creating artwork.

Mitigating Our Wintry Blues

Bill Stieger | Posted 04.28.2014 | TV
Bill Stieger

The entire winter here in Minnesota is relentless enough that I'd perhaps accept a vacation to Siberia. The severity of our winter blues, however, finds excuse for couch potatoism. With our work ethic abated, my wife and I have fallen to drugging ourselves with television.

Sherlock And Watson Walk Into A Gay Bar...

Posted 02.05.2014 | TV

Sherlock and Watson in a gay bar? It happened, and you almost got to see it. Martin Freeman, who plays the part of John Watson on "Sherlock," r...

'Sherlock' Gives Epic Best Man Speech At Watson's Wedding

Posted 01.28.2014 | TV

It was an epic and memorable best man speech on "Sherlock." Uncomfortable in the spotlight as much as he craves the recognition, Sherlock Holmes prove...

The Problem of the Two Sherlocks

Frank H. Wu | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment
Frank H. Wu

Sherlock Holmes duels with himself on television. Two 'modern dress' productions are running simultaneously. Each has been successful critically as well as commercially: the English Sherlock and the American Elementary.

'Sherlock' Will Be Sticking With Shorter Seasons

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The makers of TV's "Sherlock" say even a lobbying effort by British Prime Minister David Cameron wouldn't persuade them to p...

Benedict Cumberbatch's Thoughts On 'Elementary'

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

"Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch spoke about all things Holmes at PBS' Television Critics Association panel, including that other Sherlock Holmes ...