Another Legal Victory Keeps Sherlock Holmes In The Public Domain

Last year, a federal judge ruled that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are no longer covered by U.S. copyright law. But, the Conan Doyle Estate continued its litigation — and today, another federal judge issued a blistering statement, saying that the estate might also be violating anti-trust laws. » 8/04/14 4:00pm 8/04/14 4:00pm

Brooches Made From Classic Books Let You Wear Your Favorite Words

If you're the sort of person who likes to wear your literary tastes on your sleeve—or your lapel—these brooches might be for you. Each one is made from the pages of a classic book—Moby Dick, Watership Down, the tales of Sherlock Holmes—highlighting not just the stories, but also the words themselves. » 3/20/14 8:40am 3/20/14 8:40am

​7 Characters Who Were Saved by the Fans

Authors, showrunners, directors and horrible people. They kill characters we love constantly, just to make us feel emotions, or they give us awesome characters and then plan to get rid of them for no reason! Luckily, sometimes fans can come together and keep these bastards from destroying the fictional people we love… » 3/10/14 10:00am 3/10/14 10:00am

​The new Ms. Marvel is here and ready to rock your world

We've not been shy about our love of Kamala Khan, Marvel's new Ms. Marvel, teenager, Pakistani-American, Muslim, and New Jersey-ite. Indeed, we may have mentioned it here, here or here. So we're super-excited to finally get to read the first issue, written by G. Willow Wilson, and drawn by Runaways' Adrian Alphona —… » 2/04/14 2:50pm 2/04/14 2:50pm

US judge rules Sherlock Holmes and Watson are in the public domain

If you've had a Sherlock Holmes in space novel idea kicking around your head, now might be a good time to start writing it. A United States federal judge has ruled that Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and other elements of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories are no longer covered by US copyright law. » 12/28/13 10:00am 12/28/13 10:00am

Sir Ian McKellen is your newest (and oldest) Sherlock Holmes

Ian McKellan will reteam with his Gods and Monsters director Bill Condon for A Slight Trick of the Mind, in which McKellen will play the retired detective Sherlock Holmes. Based on a novel by Mitch Cullin, Holmes must solve his greatest mystery of his career without Watson, and with declining mental faculties. » 9/05/13 10:40am 9/05/13 10:40am

Benedict Cumberbatch explains how Sherlock survived his season 2 fall

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman couldn't attend the Sherlock panel at Comic-Con, but they were able to send a video message in their place. Freeman just gives a pleasant hello, but Cumberbatch decides to reveal the secret of how Sherlock survived his seemingly deadly fall in the season 2 finale... kind of. » 7/19/13 6:40am 7/19/13 6:40am