Film review: 'Gentlemen' & 'Pirates'

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STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

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Karen Akers takes theater songs to cabaret

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- Karen Akers, the elegant cabaret artist with a voice like a cello and crystal diction, is performing a program of theater songs at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room as a tribute to "Nine," the 1982 Broadway show that touched off her stellar career as an actr

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QUERETARO, Mexico, May 8 (UPI) -- Some challenges in life are big. Success we cannot be sure of, we can only try our best.
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Cathy's World: Columbo-a-go-go

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Veteran character actors sometimes develop a halo of almost supernatural cool. This happened (almost literally) to Peter Falk in the late '80s, when German director Wim Wenders cast him as an ex-angel named Peter Falk in "Wings of Desire."

Watercooler Stories

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Watercooler Stories

NOT ALL DIOCESES WINCING FROM SCANDAL As the Cardinal Archbishop of Boston resigns in disgrace and others try to put that financially ruined organization back together, many other Catholic dioceses find themselves in better shape.
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Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Come January, it will be 10 years since trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie lost his battle against cancer. It ended a distinguished and innovative career for one of the
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Today's consumer: News you can use

This has been a bad year for Listeria contamination in the nation's meat supply. Tons of product have been recalled and massive clean-up operations have been undertaken at processing plants.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Cathy's World: Know-it-alls

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Assignment America: A vanishing columnist

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JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter at Large

Book Review: Travels with Tintin

ATHENS, N.Y., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The book at a glance: "Tintin, The Complete Companion" by Michael Farr. Published by Last Gasp, $29.95, 205 pages.
PETER ROFF, United Press International
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Sherlock Holmes
American actor Robert Downey Jr. attends the world premiere of "Sherlock Holmes" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on December 14, 2009. UPI/Rune Hellestad

Sherlock Holmes ( /ˈʃɜrlɒk ˈhoʊmz/) is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based "consulting detective", Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.

Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first story, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914.

All but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson; two are narrated by Holmes himself ("The Blanched Soldier" and "The Lion's Mane") and two others are written in the third person ("The Mazarin Stone" and "His Last Bow"). In two stories ("The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Gloria Scott"), Holmes tells Watson the main story from his memories, while Watson becomes the narrator of the frame story. The first and fourth novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Valley of Fear, each include a long interval of omniscient narration recounting events unknown both to Holmes and to Watson.

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