Houdini Is Scully And Doyle Is Mulder In A New Victorian X-Files Show

Yep, it's official: the creators of The Librarian and House are joining forces for a 10-episode series about "the unlikely real-life friendship between Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and illusionist Harry Houdini." And the two iconic figures will be solving crimes of the supernatural variety. » 3/19/15 6:00pm 3/19/15 6:00pm

Sherlock Goes Old-School For Its Christmas Special

You've seen the pictures of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman dressed as the 1800s version of Sherlock Homes and Dr. Watson from the upcoming Christmas special. But now showrunner Steven Moffat has confirmed that the special will take place entirely in the character's original era. » 3/17/15 8:00am 3/17/15 8:00am

An Elderly Sherlock Takes On His Final Case In Mr. Holmes

So Avengers: Age of Ultron isn't the only movie with an action-packed trailer out today! Mr. Holmes stars Sir Ian McKellen as the legendary detective in his twilight years; the scene where McKellen leaps out of an exploding airplane onto a moving motorcyle while shooting at Moriarty looks amazing! » 3/04/15 12:10pm 3/04/15 12:10pm

Read The Lost Sherlock Holmes Short Story Someone Found In An Attic

A Sherlock Holmes short story, penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was recently discovered in an attic. And has now the 111-year-old lost short has been transcribed for you to read. So put on your deerstalker, and enjoy. » 2/20/15 1:42pm 2/20/15 1:42pm

The 5 Best And 5 Worst "I Wanted to Get Caught" Villain Schemes

Villains sure do like to be captured on purpose, don't they? We've seen it again and again as a trope, but it's not always a bad thing. Sometimes, it does show just how brilliant our bad guy is. And sometimes, it shows just how stupid our heroes are. Here are the best — and worst — times a villain got sent to the… » 2/05/15 10:08am 2/05/15 10:08am

Masterpiece on PBS, basically printing its own currency after the success of Downton Abbey and Sherlock, will build off the success of the latter title by airing a three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes' historical novel Arthur & George later this year. Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) will star as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. » 1/19/15 1:30pm 1/19/15 1:30pm

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Has Written A Novel About Mycroft Holmes

Most folks know him from his basketball career, but Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is also a best-selling author (an autobiography, several non-fiction tomes, and multiple books for kids), and an undercover airplane pilot (to cult-movie fans, anyway). And now, his first novel (with co-author Anna Waterhouse) stars Sherlock… » 1/09/15 6:00pm 1/09/15 6:00pm

Sotheby's Is Auctioning These Rare Tolkien Illustrations

British auction house Sotheby's is gearing up for a huge sale of "antiquarian books and manuscripts from an English country house" December 9. The collection includes several items that you'll wish you could have for your library. » 12/03/14 1:40pm 12/03/14 1:40pm

One of Earliest Sherlock Holmes Films Has Been Found

Nearly 100-years-old, a silent film Sherlock Holmes starring William Gillette has been discovered at the Cinémathèque Française. Even thought the 1916 film isn't the first Holmes film ever made, it is the only one starring Gilllette, from whom we get a fair number of Holmes' most famous quirks. » 10/02/14 4:30am 10/02/14 4:30am

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

Sherlock Holmes And The Doctor Team Up In An Inevitable Wholock Musical

It was really only a matter of time before someone paired Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor with Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes in a musical number filled with lyrical one-upmanship. The duo agrees that they should team up, but which of them will be the assistant? » 7/29/14 2:32pm 7/29/14 2:32pm

Which Sherlock Actor Looks Most Like This Police Composite Sketch?

Brian Joseph Davis has been using police composite software to create realistic images of fictional characters based on the way they're described in prose. And his latest portrait, of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, does look like some actors who have portrayed the character. » 7/22/14 8:53am 7/22/14 8:53am

The Only Footage We Have Of Arthur Conan Doyle Talking About Sherlock

This 1927 interview with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the only known interview with the Sherlock Holmes and Lost World author committed to film. Here, Doyle talks about why he created the world's greatest detective, the response from Sherlock Holmes fans, and his belief in the supernatural. » 6/12/14 2:30pm 6/12/14 2:30pm

Can I Interest You In A Comfy London Apartment At 221B Baker St.?

It's hard to imagine Sherlock Holmes giving up his flat. Who else but Mrs. Hudson would be willing to put up with the noise, tobacco smoke, violin music and the occasional evil nemesis dropping by? But, if it does go up for sale, someone has calculated the market price. » 6/06/14 3:30pm 6/06/14 3:30pm

What Connects Sherlock Holmes and Intelligent Design?

"Sherlock Homes and Intelligent Design" is the title of an actual article published in the September 2012 edition of The Quarterly Review of Biology. It traces how the two sides of the Intelligent Design/Evolution debate each invoke Sherlock Holmes in a proxy war over reason. » 4/06/14 2:00pm 4/06/14 2:00pm

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

​Will The Frozen DVD/Blu-ray Release Finally Make The Madness Stop?

So you went to see Disney's newest CG animated feature and enjoyed it. You thought it was cute, you liked the music, and when people started covering the songs and making fan art, you enjoyed that too. But it didn't stop! It never stops. Anyways, now you can buy it. » 3/17/14 2:40pm 3/17/14 2:40pm

​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

12 Famous Lines of Dialogue (That Everyone Always Misquotes)

The greatest works of pop culture are also the most insanely quotable. We all love to swap lines of dialogue from our favorite books, movies and TV shows — but too bad we usually get them wrong. Here are 12 famous quotes — that are actually misquotes. » 2/18/14 10:10am 2/18/14 10:10am

​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