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The Bric-a-Brac of Games

In gaming generally, relevant and irrelevant objects are forever separated because mixing them up might be too confusing for the player.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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No Contract for Old Men: 5 'Old Folks' in Pop Culture That Are 5Xs Tougher Than You

It'd be a shame if the endless emphasis on youth results in a lack of "grown-up" concerns in pop culture. Here are five examples of the old kicking ass and refusing to give way to the young in mainstream pop culture.

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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.

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'House of Silk': It's a Good Time to Be Sherlock Holmes

Anthony Horowitz’s latest novel, The House of Silk, is being proclaimed as a modern classic. But is it truly a classic Sherlock Holmes adventure or yet another modernization of the great detective?

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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?

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"It Is a Capital Mistake to Theorize Without Data..."

The critical reception of Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes owes more to Basil Rathbone than Robert Downey Jr.

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The 12-Disk Great Detectives Anthology' Is a Treat for Lovers of Classic British Sleuth Stories

This is an excellent anthology for those whose interests match up with its strengths: people with a love for all things British, admirers of classic detective stories, fans of good storytelling, and those with an interest in how TV production has changed over the years.

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'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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'The Search for Sherlock Holmes': The Man Who Never Lived

Scottish actor David Hayman, Detective Superintendent Michael Walker on the television program Trial and Retribution, takes on a real-life investigation of the enduringly popular character Sherlock Holmes.

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It's Technology, My Dear Watson: Sherlock for the 21st Century

The famous detective now texts and surfs the net while Watson writes a blog. This is not your mother's Sherlock Holmes.

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'The Affinity Bridge' Is an Enormously Fun Steampunk Novel

George Mann's book is a smattering of Sherlock Holmes, Neuromancer, and H.G. Wells all rolled into one enormously fun Steampunk novel.

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Orson Welles: A Man of a Certain Ego

“The chief proof of a man’s real greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness. It argues... a power of comparison and of appreciation which is in itself proof of nobility.”

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Sherlock Holmes Double Features

Four classic Sherlock Holmes films restored in 35MM glory, featuring the definitive interpreter of the role: Basil Rathbone.

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