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“Elementary” Review: New Show Fails to Capture the Magic of Sherlock Holmes

“Elementary” Review: New Show Fails to Capture the Magic of Sherlock Holmes

By Emma Talkoff

December 3, 2012

"Elementary," CBS’s take on the modern-day Holmes theme mastered by Britain’s wildly popular "Sherlock," premiered September 27 as the latest in a series of adaptations of the original stories dating back almost as far as the characters themselves. Currently seven episodes into its 24 episode season,...

“The Drowned Cities”: a much needed sci-fi thriller

“The Drowned Cities”: a much needed sci-fi thriller

By Emma Talkoff

June 4, 2012

For anyone still mired in the world of “The Hunger Games,” this latest young adult offering from celebrated sci-fi author Paolo Bacigalupi is sure to at least temporarily fill the void. As seems to be the trend with current YA novels, “The Drowned Cities” focuses on the exploits of a pair of down...