Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Public Domain Kitchen Sink

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January 3, 2014

We’ve got manic MMA Sherlock. We’ve got Sherlock-in-America with gender-bent Watson and Moriarty. We’ve got a modern day Sherlock obsessed with texting who recently dumped his boyfriend by faking suicide. You could even argue we have a time-traveling Sherlock whose Moriarty is headless and rides a horse. Now that we have actual permission to play with the characters as much as we like, what else should we do with the consulting detective and his long-suffering partner?

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From 221 B Baker St. to 30 Rockefeller Plaza: Asexual Representations in Pop Culture

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October 24, 2011

Back in the days when Lucy was still coming up with hare-brained schemes to get into Ricky’s shows, it was considered scandalous to show a married couple sharing the same bed on TV. In modern culture, with thinly-disguised soft-core porn making up a large percentage of HBO and Showtime programming, eyebrows are far more likely to go up at depictions of adults who demonstrate little to no interest in sex, and unfortunately for those who find sex as appealing as licking drywall, popular culture has sent a clear message: “Sex is normal – you are not.”

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