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Sherlock Holmes

The Price of Making Decisions Alone

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 08.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Growing up, I loved reading Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. Holmes's remarkable powers of observation and deductive reasoning never fail...

'X,' A Conversation With Sue Grafton

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.25.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Sue Grafton is best known for her alphabet mystery series (A is for Alibi, etc.), with her feisty protagonist Kinsey Millhone. NPR's Maureen Corrigan said the forthcoming conclusion of the alphabet series "makes me wish there were more than twenty-six letters at her disposal."

Surprise and the Summer Genre Picture

William Bradley | Posted 08.25.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There's no one in the non-Arnold Terminator cast who is as strong as any of Cruise's compatriots and adversaries in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

Movie Review: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Broken Tentpole

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a day late and a dollar short -- actually, make that several seasons late, for anyone who watches the outrageously funny animated series, Archer.

INTERVIEW: Screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher on Mr. Holmes

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

I absolutely adored this movie, and was very lucky to be able to pick the writer's mind about the movie, the character, and Sherlock Holmes' literary and cinematic lineage.

Sherlock Holmes, Family Man

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.25.2015 | Entertainment
Frank H. Wu

The new Mr. Holmes film does what could not have been predicted and does it wonderfully. In an adaptation that betters the book, the sleuth is an elderly retiree minding his bees on the seashore.

CBS Loves Geniuses

Rick Rosner | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Rick Rosner

CBS has more shows about geniuses than any other network ever -- forensic and detective shows, threat-of-the-week shows, The Big Bang Theory -- at least a dozen programs, dwarfing the number of CBS shows about idiots (Big Brother).

Batman Vs. Sherlock Holmes: Who Is The Better Detective?

Quora | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

First, Batman's skills have been demonstrated in the context of very complex modern cases with larger "casts" of suspects, bigger and more varied motives, and in which villains have a great deal more sophisticated means of deception at their disposal.

What Sherlock Holmes Can Teach Us About Problem Solving

Zach Dundas | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts
Zach Dundas

As I reread all 60 original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, I realized that Holmes cracks problems with a method more accessible than I thought. In fact, you could call his approach the Seven-Step Solution.

San Francisco Silent Film Festival Celebrates 20th Year

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Thomas Gladysz

There are plenty of film festivals scattered across North America, including a number devoted to silent film. The Denver Silent Film Festival, Kansas Silent Film Festival, and Toronto Silent Film Festival have all made their mark in recent years.

Movie Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron -- The End Is Nigh

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

These feel like cinematic end times -- not in terms of Hollywood movies (that horse is already out of the barn), but in the pack-mentality, "hey, it's good enough" approach of critics to the colossus that bestrides summer movies, otherwise known as the Marvel Universe.

The Fifth Heart: A New Sherlock Holmes Story

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.21.2015 | Books
Tom Alderman

And if you're a Holmes fan, this book is probably a must in the canon. Dan Simmons delivers personal details about Holmes' upbringing you may not have read before. The author details Holmes' fascination with the new wonder drug from the Bayer company. No, not aspirin.

Popcorn Preview: Effie Gray

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.11.2015 | 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 05.12.2015 | 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 05.02.2015 | 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.