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  • Unconventional

    Unconventional
    A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
  • Henry Carlisle dies at 84; author, translator helped bring Solzhenitsyn's work to Western audiences

    Henry Carlisle dies at 84; author, translator helped bring Solzhenitsyn's work to Western audiences
    Henry Carlisle, a San Francisco author, translator and former editor who with his wife helped bring two works by Alexander Solzhenitsyn to Western audiences, has died. He was 84. Carlisle died of complications from pneumonia July 11 in San Francisco,...
  • Jake, Elwood and Huggy, all singing the Euro blues

    Jake, Elwood and Huggy, all singing the Euro blues
    So at the Auditorium Theatre – the 3,929-seat Auditorium Theatre – one currently finds an Australian Elwood Blues, a British Jake Blues and aEuropean cover band, all working, along with a trio of women called the Bluettes, for Dutch producers....
  • A look inside 'The McSweeney's Book of Politics & Musicals'

    A look inside 'The McSweeney's Book of Politics & Musicals'
    -------------------- The McSweeney's Book of Politics & Musicals Edited by Christopher Monks Vintage: 347 pp., $14.95 paper -------------------- Forget the theatrical success of "The Book of Mormon." What about "Palin! The Musical"? You can't help...
  • Digby Wolfe dies at 82; co-creator of 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In'

    Digby Wolfe dies at 82; co-creator of 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In'
    Digby Wolfe, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who helped producer George Schlatter develop "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," a landmark TV series that became an overnight sensation in the late 1960s, has died. He was 82. Wolfe, who later became a professor...
  • PASSINGS: Joe Clarke, Ronald Searle

    PASSINGS: Joe Clarke, Ronald Searle
    Joe Clarke Youth basketball icon in Los Angeles Joe Clarke, 75, a youth basketball icon in Los Angeles for nearly 40 years who founded the Watts Magicians travel team and helped dozens of boys and girls try to reach their basketball dreams on and off...
  • With new shows in the works, TV is awash in Washington

    With new shows in the works, TV is awash in Washington
    After weeks of partisan sniping, the public finally gets to judge HBO's Sarah Palin docudrama "Game Change" for itself this weekend. But the campaign for more politics as TV drama has only begun. Aaron Sorkin's"The West Wing"notwithstanding, prime-time...
  • HBO's series 'VEEP' starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus begins production in Maryland

    HBO's series 'VEEP' starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus begins production in Maryland
    "VEEP," the HBO political satire starring Julia-Louis-Dreyfus, started production Monday on location in the Baltimore area, Gov. Martin O'Malley and the cable channel said. The Maryland Film Office estimates that the first season of the series will...
  • From Sun Magazine: First look -- 'VEEP' set visit

    From Sun Magazine: First look -- 'VEEP' set visit
    It's a cold, gray Friday afternoon in a dark and drafty concrete warehouse at an industrial park in Columbia. Not exactly the setting in which anyone would expect to find glamour, wit or the next big thing in pop culture. But through a series of doors...
  • What critics are saying about Baltimore-made 'VEEP'

    What critics are saying about Baltimore-made 'VEEP'
    From a Sunday magazine cover piece to Page One stories and blogs posts, I feel like I have been writing about the new HBO satire "VEEP" for at least a year. But the series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus  as Selina Meyer, a former senator who becomes vice...
  • Is CNN's Don Lemon TV's funniest anchor?

    Is CNN's Don Lemon TV's funniest anchor?
    CNN's Don Lemon is making the rounds on Comedy Central's late night political humor shows and he's building a strong case for the coveted title of "America's Funniest Anchor."  Earlier this week in a clip dubbed "CNN anchor Don Lemon Appears not to...