6 Historical Forensic Detectives Who Deserve Their Own TV Shows

We've seen not one but two modern reinterpretations of Sherlock Holmes in the last couple of years, plus countless procedural dramas, including forensic-themed shows like Bones and CSI. Meanwhile, TV audiences are utterly charmed by historical dramas like Downton Abbey and Boardwalk Empire. And just this summer, ABC… » 2/17/13 7:00am 2/17/13 7:00am

Florida man murdered for his Magic: The Gathering cards

In August, one of Pensacola, Florida's most devoted Magic players was killed by two brothers who stole his $100,000 collection of cards and sold them throughout the southeast region. Sean Dugas, a longtime member of the Magic card playing community, was beaten to death in his home. Now, the alleged murderers have been… » 10/31/12 11:23am 10/31/12 11:23am

The British Plot to Assassinate Rasputin

An agent of the British Secret Intelligence Service assassinating a Russian Monk with purported psychic powers? It sounds like a plot point from Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century series. While the premise does have the flavor of fiction, it's actually part of a factual story… » 7/11/12 8:00am 7/11/12 8:00am

A mind-bending short film about a scientist, his cloning machine, and…

In Murder, this creepy and gorgeous short film by Yang Tzu Ting, a brilliant scientist has figured out a way to clone not only the body, but the soul as well. After his twin brother is violently murdered, he decides to revive him by testing the cloning device on himself - and, in the process, discovers the horrifying… » 6/09/12 2:00pm 6/09/12 2:00pm

Sacred Heart is a webcomic tale of punks and murder, without adult…

High schoolers on primetime TV shows never seem to have parents. Adults are often relegated to the background, occasionally trotted out to dispense discipline, emotional abuse, or words of network television wisdom. The webcomic Sacred Heart takes parental absence to a new level, placing high schoolers in a mysterious… » 5/19/12 8:30am 5/19/12 8:30am