Lego Sherlock: Even More Elementary

Build your own 221B Baker St and sleuth along with the BBC hit.

Sherlock Holmes, the detective with the super-human powers of deduction created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle way back in 1887, has never been hotter. Even though the Holmes-inspired House M.D. is off the air, there's the hit BBC show Sherlock, as well as its insipid Americanized version, Elementary, keeping the seemingly timeless character alive.

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10 Cool Ways to Recycle Car Parts

Some inspiration before taking your car to the junkyard.

If you're looking for ways to recycle old car parts, or you just like having auto décor around your place, there are some really neat ways to up-cycle old parts. Some of the designs are dauntingly complex, but others look like nice D.I.Y. projects, perfect for fall.

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Unique Jewelry: By Urban Relic Design

One jeweler mines an era of American auto history with her work.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, Cindy Dempsey's jewelry is worth a novel. Her beautiful, hand-crafted works contain a little piece of history, evocative of an important chapter in America. Often confused for stones, the colorful centerpieces in her jewelry are actually carved from the buildup of layers of automobile paint, a substance called "fordite."

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New Music from Lee Hazlewood, Billie Joe + Norah, Shearwater

Road Tunes: music releases for the week of 11/26 - 12/02

It's been a good year for Lee Hazlewood fans. Excellent reissue label Light in the Attic has been meticulously remastering and rereleasing Hazlewood's catalog (at least from the time he ran LHI - Lee Hazlewood Industries). It's been a good year for Lee Hazlewood fans. Excellent reissue label Light in the Attic has been meticulously remastering and rereleasing Hazlewood's catalog (at least from the time he ran LHI - Lee Hazlewood Industries).

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What Costs More Today

Was it really the good ol' days 50 years ago?

Flashback to 1963. FM radios were being introduced for cars, Beetlemania was sweeping England, the first James Bond film, Dr. No, premiered in the U.S. Back then, a gallon of gas was 25¢ and a Hershey bar cost 5¢. But are things actually more expensive now?

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The Decline of the Middle Class Store

As retail establishments upscale, where do ordinary people shop?

A strange thing happened to the average American consumer in the 1990s: their tastes started to become more sophisticated. Or at least this is how it would seem, based on what's been happening to the retail market over the past two decades. But there may be something other than the upscaling of popular tastes that's responsible for the fact that many traditionally middle-class stores find themselves in bad financial straits.

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