September 27, 2012 There have been a lot of different Sherlock Holmes adaptations over the years, but Lucy Liu is probably the first woman to play Dr. Watson. In the CBS drama Elementary, Holmes and Watson solve crimes in modern-day New York City. Liu says a female Watson is a "wonderful concept."
September 25, 2012 Could humor be the key to bridging a divided nation? Read these relatively nonpolitical jokes told by six very politically outspoken comedians, and tell us which ones you think are funny. We'll try to determine whether that says something about your political leanings.
September 20, 2012 The Scottish actress plays Margaret Thompson, a young Irish widow who marries a corrupt politician on HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Macdonald, who got her start in Trainspotting, tells Fresh Air that she enjoys playing a "strong character" for a change.
September 19, 2012 This election year, everybody's getting in on the action. Along with the usual posters, T-shirts and lapel pins, other presidential election tie-ins are popping up across the land. Here are a few of the most unusual political marketing ploys that caught our eye.
September 18, 2012 Some creationists are taking offense at Dr. Pepper's new take on a famous 1965 evolutionary drawing called "March of Progress." And the outrage and "counteroutrage" are spreading across social media.