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DVDs: Treme Frustrating, Fun; Tangled; the Real Arthur and More!

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.07.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The track record of the people behind Treme (they did The Wire) means I'll probably keep watching, but this look at New Orleans post-Katrina is one of the most frustrating shows I've ever watched.

The Faithful Shopper: Buy Books in New York

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

A number of notable independent bookshops in New York are bucking the trend, providing a place to browse and find the unexpected tome or meet an author.

Robert Downey, Jr. In Makeup And Dress

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Sherlock Holmes' greatest mystery: why is Robert Downey, Jr. dressed in drag? Entertainment Tonight visited the set of the sequel of the hit film, ...

Sherlock Holmes Breathed New Life In 'The Sherlockian'

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The tales of Conan Doyle and White, told in alternating chapters, make up "The Sherlockian," Graham Moore's entertaining debut novel. Both mysteries a...

Love Mysteries?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rabbi David Wolpe

Classic or modern, we love our detectives, and reading the best of them, from Poirot and Wimsey in the last century to Harry Bosch and Harry Hole today, they belong to us.

Sherlock Holmes Gets the US Weekly Treatment, and I Couldn't Be Happier

Graham Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Graham Moore

There are a lot of detective shows on television, and all of them owe a debt to Sherlock Holmes. The socially maladjusted detective, the bantering partners, the curious charm of a guy who knows he's smarter than anyone else in the room.

Sherlock Holmes Actor Called 'Brilliant'

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LOS ANGELES — Benedict Cumberbatch's pals call him Ben. Viewers of his TV performance as a 21st-century Sherlock Holmes tend to favor "brilliant...

Picture Books Move Over -- Here Comes the Vook

Patricia Benesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Patricia Benesh

Picture books have a time-honored place in childhood. Now the vook will add a new dimension.

Stalking Charlie Chan

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

As a teenager, I went through a serious Sherlock Holmes phase. So, until I read Yunte Huang's Charlie Chan, I thought I'd seen it all in terms of works about sleuths that blurred lines and crossed boundaries.

Conan Doyle Expert Fights To Save Author's Home

The Guardian | Dalya Alberge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A leading expert on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is pursuing a high court review to overturn planning permission for a developer to carve up the author's ho...

How Peter Pan's Author Invented Celebrity Cricket

BBC News | Tim Masters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Peter Pan author JM Barrie, a cricketing fanatic, gathered the most famous writers of his day to play on his amateur team - the oddly-named Allahakbar...

'Sherlockian': Graham Moore's Debut Mystery On The Central Mystery Of Conan Doyle's Life (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What would Sherlock Holmes do? It's the question asked by the main character of "The Sherlockian" while he paces a crime scene: In December 1893, She...

DVDs: Sherlock Holmes-Apalooza!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I've certainly seen quite a few adaptations of Sherlock Holmes. So I feel as prepared as anyone who is not a member of the Baker Street Irregulars to tackle the wave of Holmesiana that has arrived on DVD.

Blu Ray Review: Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It's a rare thing to get generally decent reviews, open to $62 million, slowly but surely cross $200 million domestic and $500 million worldwide, win a Golden Globe for lead actor and still end up with no respect.

Sherlock Holmes Debut Book, 'One Of The Rarest Books Of Modern Times,' Up For Auction

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The copy of A Study In Scarlet, the debut novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of only two inscribed examples known to exist. Sotheby's will aucti...

Iron Man's Post-Modern Howard Hughes Is Back and Confused

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Iron Man 2, entertaining as it is, and I like it, is a big missed opportunity. It could have been a lighter version of The Dark Knight, exploring deeper themes in a pop context with a more congenial cast. Instead, it's confused.

Movie Review: Robin Hood

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The way Brian Helgeland has written the title character, Robin bears a distinct resemblance to Clint Eastwood in the Sergio Leone films. Except he says a little more and does a little less.

Why Sherlock Holmes Beats CSI Any Day

S.J. Parris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
S.J. Parris

It's forensics and DNA that have caused all the trouble. Time was, anyone could solve a murder in a detective novel, which meant just about anybody could have a go at writing one.

The Medium With the Twisted Lip

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

The government is broken and so is American journalism. However, like then man with the twisted lip, journalism will find a way to live and prosper.

The Golden Globes a Disappointment: Gervais was Mixed and Lots of Winners Weren't Prepared

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Golden Globe awards are often the best of the awards shows, because they're more freewheeling and it appears no one really takes them seriously.

Splattered by Golden Globs: Preening in the Rain

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Robert Downey Jr. won the award for Best Actor in a Movie Abomination for pretending to play Sherlock Holmes. These awards really are meaningless. He shouldn't be rewarded for that film; he should be punished.

Enjoy Sherlock Homes While Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Spins in His Grave

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The fact the movie is titled Sherlock Holmes really has no relevance to its content and could just as easily have been titled Sherl and John's Excellent Adventure.

Jude Law FORGETS Love Child, DEFENDS Fruit Throwing (And Is He Wearing Lipstick?) (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jude Law was on Letterman Thursday night to promote "Sherlock Holmes," and while there he forgot to mention his new fourth child and he defended chuck...

Survivor: Samoa: The Silence of the Chickens

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

In the last Survivor episode, Shambles' plot to depose the Viper Queen had triumphed, thanks to a flip-vote by John, who avoided a random draw that might send any of them home. This week began Shambles' gleeful return to camp.

Holmes and Watson in the Great Outdoors

Dennis Palumbo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dennis Palumbo

With the success of the new film Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Dr. Watson, I'm reminded of the following pithy little fable.