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  • Taylor Kitsch balances heavy 'Heart' with 'Grand Seduction' laughs

    Taylor Kitsch balances heavy 'Heart' with 'Grand Seduction' laughs
    Director Don McKellar had admired Taylor Kitsch's work as a high school football player in the TV series "Friday Night Lights" and as a South African photographer in the 2010 indie "The Bang Bang Club." Later, Kitsch flexed his well-toned muscles in...
  • HBO's 'The Normal Heart' brought back memories of death, and I'm only 28 [Commentary]

    HBO's 'The Normal Heart' brought back memories of death, and I'm only 28 [Commentary]
    As I watched HBO's new film "The Normal Heart" this weekend, sharp memories kept flashing through my mind of emaciated young people wracked with sores and dying before my eyes. They are memories I shouldn't have, memories most gay men my age...
  • 'Glee' season finale recap, 'The Untitled Rachel Berry Project'

    'Glee' season finale recap, 'The Untitled Rachel Berry Project'
    Hmmmmm ... you call that a season finale? Ryan Murphy alluded to something big happening in this episode that would forever alter the lives of this group of friends and would be the central focus of Season 6. Naturally, I’m hoping for some...
  • Larry Kramer's 'The Normal Heart' bleeds for all of us

    "SPEAK WHEN you're angry and you'll give the best speech you'll ever regret," said Ambrose Bierce. THE GREAT activist/playwright Larry Kramer would beg to disagree. Kramer's most powerful speeches and his seminal stage work -- "The Normal Heart" --...
  • FX at 20: Cabler's Dramas Probe Dark Side of Human Nature

    Darkness becomes FX. Whether it's the Southern Gothic tone of "Justified," the evil incarnate of "American Horror Story," the Cold War paranoia of "The Americans" or the underlying menace of "Sons of Anarchy," the deeply flawed characters populating...
  • HBO's 'Normal Heart' is an extraordinary TV movie

    HBO's 'Normal Heart' is an extraordinary TV movie
    HBO’s "The Normal Heart" will do something to you that TV rarely does: rock you to your emotional roots. The power of this HBO movie starring Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts and Jim Parsons is such that you can forget about turning off the TV after the...
  • TV Review: 'The Normal Heart'

    HBO has a storied tradition of movies and miniseries tackling gay issues (and not incidentally, timing those high-class productions toward the close of the Emmy-eligibility window, ensuring they're fresh in the minds of voters). Add to that honor roll...
  • TV Picks: 'Normal Heart,' 'Hannibal,' 'World Wars'

    TV Picks: 'Normal Heart,' 'Hannibal,' 'World Wars'
    "The Normal Heart." After years of languishing in development purgatory, Larry Kramer's furious and essential play about the early years of the AIDS crisis in New York has been turned into a film. Adapted by Kramer and directed by Ryan Murphy with a ...
  • 'Walking Dead' Zombies Invade, 'Game of Thrones' Battle Ensues at TV Academy Concert

    The music behind some of the most popular shows on TV came to life on Wednesday evening during the Television Academy's "Score!," a concert celebrating music composed for television, sponsored by ASCAP. Composers including Ramin Djawadi of "Game of...
  • 'The Normal Heart' still a powerful call to action

    'The Normal Heart' still a powerful call to action
    As the great Cynthia Ozick once observed, "In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better." In the early 1980s several things were obvious to writer Larry Kramer. Gay men were literally dropping dead and neither the government nor...
  • 'Glee': Final season, loving tribute

    'Glee': Final season, loving tribute
    "Glee" is in the headlines for several reasons. Let's start with the series' fate: It will return next season for its final year, Fox announced Monday. "Glee" is not on the Fox fall lineup, but 22 episodes have been ordered, said Kevin Reilly,...