Six Things You Should Know About “Elementary”
Six Things You Should Know About "Elementary"Tonight was the premiere of the much-anticipated Elementary, which has been the subject of great discussion during the promo run! A modern-day Sherlock Holmes? In New YORK? Alongside Dr. JOAN Watson? Grab the smelling salts! I sort of wish I was kidding, but honestly, not since that one time Sherlock and Watson were mice has an adaptation of Sherlock Holmes caused such controversy.…
The Great Mouse Detective: A Study in Sherlock
The Great Mouse Detective: A Study in SherlockIf you want to get to the heart of Sherlock Holmes, start by watching Without a Clue. The 1987 satire follows detective-MD Watson trapped in his own stories of the fictitious “Sherlock Holmes” and the actor he hired to play the public role – an actor who becomes an unkillable press darling and gets credit for all Watson’s work.…
Red Carpet Rundown: the 2012 Emmys
Red Carpet Rundown: the 2012 EmmysThe Byzantine luxury-turf war that is the red carpet came alive last night for the Emmys! Sometimes, a clear trend rules the red carpet, and everyone shows in shimmering beige and you have to sort them out based on a Martha Stewart paint chips with names like Tawny Lint. Not so this time!…
Dredd
DreddHeads up: Dredd is kind of an unrelenting movie. It’s not the plot – the plot’s so pared-down The Warriors would approve. In perpetually grimy Mega-City 1, veteran Judge Dredd and rookie psychic Judge Anderson show up to a triple homicide at Peach Trees, a 200-story complex under the control of crime lord Ma-Ma and her operation, manufacturing the time-stopping, glittery-rainbow-and-Tabernacle-Choir hallucinogen Slo-Mo.…
Victorian Etiquette and “The Dancing Master”
Victorian Etiquette and "The Dancing Master"So, I have a story in the out-now anthology Willful Impropriety (Wilful Impropriety for those who live outside the US and/or hate excessive “L”s). “The Dancing Master” is about Leah, the dancing master her parents hire for her, the cousin the family invites for her, the paid companion who Leah idolizes, and what happens after.…
Things You Should Know About the Fallout
Nearly two months ago, I went public about harassment I experienced at Readercon. Things happened. The outcome was positive. For this and other reasons, I still think it is crucial to report, if you feel safe doing so, because most harassers are serial, and reporting them is vital to making sure the behavior is named and stopped.…