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

Elementary Demonstrates the Right Way to Update a Classic Hero

Elementary has gotten some flak for being the "lesser" modern-day Sherlock Holmes. But now that its first season is over, we're realizing this show understands the Arthur Conan Doyle canon — it's just not afraid to ask questions. Here's why Elementary is the Sherlock Holmes we never knew we always needed. » 5/21/13 8:00am 5/21/13 8:00am

Is the Game of Thrones TV show finally going off the rails?

Ah, spring is finally here! And you know what that means for your friendly neighborhood post-apocalyptic fake mailman — no more trudging through the snow and sleet! Which means I can stop burning mail to stay warm! You know, between the letters I answer instead of delivering and the mail I've burned, it's amazing I… » 4/10/13 8:00am 4/10/13 8:00am

The Most Demented Episodes of Supposedly Realistic TV Shows

There's no secret as to why science fiction and fantasy are popular: Reality is boring. That's why even TV shows that supposedly have no fantasy elements wind up having episodes where they introduce clones, time travel, aliens or zombies. Here are nine TV shows (and one literary character) that suddenly went science… » 4/02/13 1:09pm 4/02/13 1:09pm