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  • TV review: 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World'

    TV review: 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World'
    "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," which premieres Wednesday and Thursday on HBO, is a long, lovely meditation on the Beatle sometimes called the Quiet One and the quiet one sometimes called a Beatle. Directed by Martin Scorsese at the...
  • Martin Scorsese takes big risks in HBO's 'George Harrison'

    Martin Scorsese takes big risks in HBO's 'George Harrison'
    I don't have time for a full review, but I do want to alert viewers to the premiere tonight on HBO of director Martin Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." This is one of the most ambitious and daring biographical films that I have...
  • Al Roker examines a border patrol in 'Laredo'

    If someone made an unscripted show about the dangers that border police face, you might not expect it to be Al Roker. Actually, the genial weekday weatherman on NBC's "Today" and co-host of The Weather Channel's "Wake Up With Al" has tackled some heavy...
  • PBS puts spotlight on War of 1812 on the eve of its bicentennial

    PBS puts spotlight on War of 1812 on the eve of its bicentennial
    While the War of 1812 might be known as "America's Forgotten War" elsewhere, that's definitely not the case in Baltimore and Maryland. Our obsession with all things 1812 is one of the regional characteristics so pronounced that it is lampooned in "The...
  • Harry Belafonte carries his own tune in HBO's 'Sing Your Song'

    Singer ... actor ... activist ... all major elements of a singular life. Harry Belafonte overcame racism to emerge as a major force not only in entertainment but also in civil rights. Making its HBO debut Monday, Oct. 17, after showings at the Sundance...
  • 'American Masters: Pearl Jam Twenty' profiles rock survivors

    In VH1's "Behind the Music" biography series, very often, at around the 40-minute mark, tragedy befalls the band or the singer, usually involving narcotics, alcohol or jail -- or all of the above. But in "American Masters: Pearl Jam Twenty," airing...
  • Dave Grohl mingles past, present with Foo Fighters

    Dave Grohl mingles past, present with Foo Fighters
    Dave Grohl saw the news online: The famously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church planned a protest outside a Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City, Mo. The band was another target of the tiny church, which has heckled the funerals of fallen U.S. soldiers,...
  • City Life: I got some facts wrong last week

    The inability to say, "I'm sorry," is pervasive. Instead people say or write, "I regret," "It was an error in judgment," or nothing at all. I smile when a mistake maker offers a "mea culpa," Latin for "my mistake," or "my fault," because this weak...
  • A former Baraka Boy pleads guilty to drug conspiracy

    A 13-year-old Romesh Vance sat on a Baltimore carousel eight years ago, spinning slowly as he predicted his future. "I think all our lives [are] going to be bad now," he said. The statement was captured on camera by the documentary filmmakers...
  • Freedom Riders discuss film and era at Harford Community College

    Harford Community College will air "Freedom Riders," a PBS documentary depicting one aspect of the Civil Rights era in America, at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday. A discussion led by guest speakers, who were themselves freedom riders in the 1960s, will follow...
  • Fairness for Eastern Shore chicken farmers

    Within the poultry industry, company dealings with the farmers they contract with have been one-sided for at least the past 20 years. It's been a long, hard battle for contract farmers to try to gain any fairness in that relationship; I can't count the...