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Moriarty, Hannibal, and Despicable Me: How We End Up Rooting for the Bad Guy

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It’s okay to find the villain appealing in certain respects—in fact, much of pop culture depends on our doing just that.

Holmes and Watson: Too Archetypal For Their Own Good?

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Should fans be flattered, rather than annoyed, when their fan object achieves archetypal status… thus leaving itself open to myriad re-interpretations, including radical ones?

Happy Birthday, Conan Doyle! Your Gifts To Us Are Doing Just Fine, By The Way…

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Speaking of which… did you happen to catch the series finale of “House” last night?

It’s Giveaway Time Again: “Sherlock” Season Two on DVD

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Out on Region 1 DVD tomorrow, Sherlock’s S2 builds on the fun of S1 while continuing the series’ masterful update of literature’s most famous detective…