| Apr 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A ruthlessly self-aware political wife reconsidering her choices. A sensual socialite facing down an oppressive age with informed good humor. A group of young women so busy defying social expectations they've forgotten to have any of their own. A...
| May 16, 2013
Backstage at the Emmys last year, reporters were squirming — and not just because of the ill-fitting rental tuxes and too-tight gowns. As "Modern Family" rolled to its third straight Emmy win for comedy series (after earlier pulling in prizes for...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:32 PM
When DirecTV's new original drama "Full Circle" debuts on the Audience Channel in the fall, some people will see it as screenwriter and playwright Neil LaBute's TV debut. But others may see it as a chance for Angel and Draco Malfoy to team. Both "Angel"...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"Mad Men" owned the drama series Emmy for four years running before "Homeland" knocked if off last season. Both shows delivered seasons this year that offer detractors reasons to look elsewhere. Will they? Here's how the field is shaping up.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Does the chatter about Netflix being the new black have another talking point to keep it going? The popular online streaming site announced Monday that it has ordered a new psychological thriller series from "Damages" creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:23 AM
After the coffee. Before auditioning for "Fifty Shades of Grey."
The Skinny. Am I the only one who thinks that if Yasiel Puig hadn't stopped to admire his big hit he could have had an inside-the-park-home-run? Hopefully if he hits another one like that...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Netflix reported its quarterly earnings on Monday along with another interesting nugget of information: Its prison-based comedy-drama series "Orange Is the New Black" will be its most-watched original series by the end of the year, surpassing its Emmy-...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:30 AM
In the new Lifetime original movie "Lizzie Borden Took an Ax," the protagonist's name is uttered in full many times throughout the film's 87 minutes. She isn't called "Lizzie" or "Miss Borden" but "Lizzie Borden." The notorious name strikes tactical blows...
| Aug 6, 2011
Buck Henry arguably made his showbiz debut at the age of 2, when his mother, the silent film star Ruth Taylor, took him to the Paramount lot to show him off. She denied then that she wanted him to go into movies. Sorry, Mom. Henry has become a polymath of...
| Jul 19, 2012
I recently attended a lecture by a distinguished man of letters. A poet, novelist, playwright and literary critic, this man also edits journals, directs literary festivals, collaborates on documentary projects, teaches full time at a university and is...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Golden Globes, "Argo" won for best dramatic film and best director Ben Affleck, while the musical "Les Miserables" took home three Golden Globes -- for best musical or comedy, lead actor for Hugh Jackman and supporting actress for Anne Hathaway. "Lincoln"...