Vintage’s current run of “Sleuth,” one of the most successful non-musicals ever to appear on Broadway, is a show that just can’t seem to find a way to turn the heat up and create a real sense of urgency or tension. Despite solid performances and the clever use of some red herrings even before the show starts, the show never seems to find a way to create a sense of urgency that is needed to make this show successful.

“This is fake,” said autism researcher Dr. Matthew State, chairman of the psychiatry department at the University of California San Francisco and chairman of the scientific advisory board at the Autism Science Foundation. State says it goes back to an old study by three economists — none from Harvard — that uses the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey to find a vague link between autism, cable television watching and rates of rain and snow in the 1970s and 1980s.