| Jul 27, 2011
| 12:24 PM
Russian author Leo Tolstoy opened "Anna Karenina" by suggesting that "happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
Leave it to British writer Robert Popper ("Peep Show") to point out, however, that happy families...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 5:42 AM
Now matter how old you are, when you visit your parents you revert to the age you last lived with them. It's just a fact of life, and it's played out hilariously in "Friday Night Dinner" (10:30 p.m. July 30, BBC America; *** stars out of 4).
| Aug 1, 2011
| 9:45 PM
You wouldn't know it by the long list of series premieres and specials, but the summer TV season is winding down. Before the broadcast networks start rolling out their fall shows, Cinemax will premiere its first series, "Strike Back," Discovery will...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 5:22 AM
This year's Army-Navy game will be the focus if a two-hour docu-drama co-produced by Showtime and CBS Sports.
Showtime's cameras are spending six months in full-access, backstage coverage of the two academies and their teams in advance of the the game,...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:40 PM
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — It was a dazzling debut upon the small screen and a dominating statement that was exactly what Art "Lionheart" Hovhannesyan and his camp were hoping for and predicting.
Hovhannesyan, an unbeaten Glendale lightweight,...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 11:42 AM
Great shows have been sneaking into our area recently. On Sunday, rockers Band of Horses played to a sold-out house at the Jewish Mother in Virginia Beach. That hastily organized show was announced little more than 48 hours before the music started....
| Aug 10, 2011
| 4:44 PM
GLENDALE — In front of a cable audience and a live Las Vegas crowd, former two-time United States Olympian Ronda Rousey will make her big-time mixed-martial-arts debut with plenty of hype to live up to and plenty of potential to fulfill.
| Aug 11, 2011
When Ronda Rousey was but a little girl – shy and hushed – her dad bestowed upon her words to live by.
Tragically, Ron Rousey was dead when Ronda was just 8 years old. His words, however, lived on.
"He's the one that told me I'd win a gold...
| Aug 12, 2011
With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea last week to conspiracy to sell heroin, one question being asked by fans of "The Wire" is how other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing.
The answer: Several are doing just fine professionally....
| Aug 14, 2011
Every once in a while, a fire truck will pass by Rudolph Giuliani's window, and the former New York mayor will flash back to that dreadful day when he had to drop everything and rush to ground zero. "It's just hard to hear it and not react," he said in an...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 10:08 PM
GLENDALE — Ronda Rousey's Strikeforce debut came and went in the lighting-quick fashion that all of her fights — amateur and professional — have.
But after defeating Sarah D'Alelio via submission in just 25 seconds on Friday night at...