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Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes. Sherlock Holmes is having a bit of a cultural renaissance at

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The Imitation Game – Breaking the Code

Friday, November 28th, 2014
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The Imitation Game, if nothing else, confirms the enormous talent of the British actor, Benedict Cumberbatch. Not only is he a compelling performer but someone

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Nothing On Earth – Houdini and Spiritualist Debunking

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Blackout! Distant, running footsteps. Hollow tapping. Ghostly oooing. Out of the ink dark comes a white floating ball, then a wispy, flying spirit. “Where is

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The Controversy of Information – The Fifth Estate

Friday, October 18th, 2013
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We live in an information-saturated world; we are able to access data through the screens of our televisions, computers, phones, and tablets. Still, we end

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The Right Pharmaceutical Needed
To Clear Your Head in Side Effects

Friday, February 8th, 2013
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Prepare to suspend disbelief, then suspend it again, with Side Effects, the new psychological thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay by Scott Z.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo:
Helping James Bond Nab a Killer

Saturday, December 24th, 2011
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The opening credits of David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo mimic the beginning of a James Bond film; female forms slither across the

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Boo! The Mysterious Bookshop for Halloween

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
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The Mysterious Bookshop, located on Tribeca’s Warren Street, specializes in mystery, crime, suspense, espionage and detective fiction books. Not your plain vanilla local Barnes and

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Robert Downey, Jr. Steals the Show as Sherlock Holmes

Thursday, December 31st, 2009
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Two things come to mind after the credits roll for the new Sherlock Holmes movie. The first is how good Robert Downey, Jr. is, and

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