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'Fanfiction and the Author' Gives Well-Blended Discourse for Maximum Fan Enjoyment

Scholar Judith May Fathallah's work blurs lines between author and ethnographer, fan experiences and genre TV storytelling.

Garret Castleberry
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Television

Sherlock Special: 'The Abominable Bride'

The cinematic screening of "The Abominable Bride" illustrates the audience within an audience for whom this episode was made.

Lynnette Porter
Television

Land of Soap and Glory: An Ode to British TV

If you type the word “doctor” in the Wikipedia search box, “Doctor Who” appears ahead of “doctorate”. Now that’s cultural relevance for you.

Games

A Study in the Sociopathic: 'Moebius: Empire Rising

Unlike Sherlock Holmes, Malachi Rector lacks the charm that makes the audience forgive him for his antisocial and sometimes sociopathic behavior.

Aaron Bachmann
Reviews

'Sherlock' and the Case of the Changing, Challenging Identities

The third season of Sherlock becomes much more meta and challenges the very concept of who Sherlock Holmes is, and suggests change is indeed in the (east) wind.

Television

The Month In Pop Entertainment: January 2014

Ring in the New Year with new music, TV series, and a surprising amount of horror movies.

Food Drink

Speedy’s Café: Starring in 'Sherlock' is Part of the Family Business

Now synonymous with BBC hit Sherlock, Speedy’s Café serves a growing fan base everything from hearty omelets to television memorabilia.

Television

Finding Uniqueness in the Otherwise Mundane on the Sets of 'Sherlock' and 'Wizard vs. Aliens'

Designing a web site for Sherlock dominatrix Irene Adler, or developing Wizard vs. Aliens’ alien language, is all in a day’s work for artist/designer Dale Jordan Johnson.

Television

Thursdays This Fall: An Early TV Preview

FOX’s American Idol, the current highest rated show on TV, will still hold a Thursday night spot when it returns in January, but the season starts off with the less-popular X Factor.

Books

Sherlock Holmes, Dirk Gently and the Case of the Eccentric Detective

With two TV shows returning Arthur Conan Doyle's creation to our screens, Sherlock Holmes has never seemed more influential. But for the good of detective fiction, it might be time to look elsewhere for our unorthodox investigators...

Reviews

Brainy is the New Sexy: 'Sherlock Season Two'

Irene Adler aptly deduces that “Brainy is the new sexy.” Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes and the second season of Sherlock are just that--as well as increasingly popular around the world.

Television

Tea with 'Sherlock': Investigating the Investigators

BBC's Sherlock has crossed the pond for the second time to find a lively, if not exactly raging, fanbase waiting. Why is it now that the idea of a reinventing Sherlock Holmes is suddenly so alluring?

Natalia Kutsepova
Film

Sherlockians, Whovians, Woodies: Summer is the Season for Cinematic Tourists

Each summer they descend upon London en masse. Who are these cinematic tourists, and why do they travel thousands of miles to see where real or fictitious people enacted the stories that captured fans’ imagination?

Theatre

Celebrity and the Celebration of Art: The Transformation of Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch’s body of work is impressive. So what has previously prevented his transformation from a highly talented, sought-after actor to bona fide international celebrity?

Television

The Year in TV: October 2010

Continuing our look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in October 2010.

Television

'Episodes': The Transnational Televisual Extravaganza

As with so many trends, the increasing prevalence of transnational television is either a building block in a utopian post-national society enabled by the democratising power of new media, or the inevitable by-product of the audience fragmentation and personal atomisation occasioned by new media.

Television

'Sherlock' Is Divorced from Reality, Yet Deeply In-Tune with an Irresistible Alternate Reality

The modern Sherlock Holmes is so compelling because he is a modern intellectual appealing to audiences who, for the most part, live in a world dissociated from intellectualism.


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