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Cocaine, corpse desecration, and mysterious spoon deaths: Why Sherlock Holmes still excites

Cocaine, corpse desecration, and mysterious spoon deaths: Why Sherlock Holmes still excites


Guy Ritchie’s awesome movie gave me a vital realization: we don’t spend enough time thinking about Sherlock Holmes. Everybody knows that he was a detective,...
By webteam  |  December 27, 2009
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Review: Sherlock Holmes

In its own way an ideal holiday blockbuster for the moderately educated, the new light-footed overhaul of Sherlock Holmes is three parts self-satisfied mixer to one part hard storytelling, and if anything, the film's popular trailers should have deterred
Boys will be boys
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  December 25, 2009

Change? What change?

Nice to see Goldman Sachs employee Barack "President" Obama get rolled by Gen. Stanley McChrystal so we can send more troops to Afghanistan on a hopeless mission.
Operation Afghan Tragedy. Plus, getting steamed over global warming and men in tights.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 18, 2009
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Please shut up!

How can we miss you if you won’t go away?
Our salute to a few of the most obnoxious people of the week
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 16, 2008
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Tales of the times

Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 of the best fiction and poetry books the Phoenix wrote about in 2006.
A year in fiction
By JON GARELICK  |  December 20, 2006
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Hello to all that

In a time of tenuous allegiances and deep culture clashes, Julian Barnes’s new novel asks, "What does it mean to be included, to be excluded?”
Julian Barnes’s Arthur & George
By DANA KLETTER  |  January 25, 2006