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  • WWI: the not-so-great war [Commentary]

    WWI: the not-so-great war [Commentary]
    NEWBURY, England -- World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the "war to end all wars" was lit by the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand on June 28,...
  • 'The Knick' is a new twist on the TV doctor show

    'The Knick' is a new twist on the TV doctor show
    At the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York, ambulance drivers get kickbacks for delivering patients, women regularly die from routine pregnancy complications and the chief of surgery's a strung-out cocaine addict who refuses to allow his black deputy to...
  • 'The Knick's' production design is vintage, but not nostalgic

    'The Knick's' production design is vintage, but not nostalgic
    For a series like "The Knick," set in the brutal world of early 20th century New York City, there's a danger in making the past look too seductive — "Downton Abbey" this is not. In keeping with director Steven Soderbergh's decidedly unromantic,...
  • Why Serials Knocked Procedurals Out of the Emmy Race

    It seems obvious to say, yet it's still a striking thought: A procedural drama, historically a staple of television, is unlikely to ever win another best series Emmy -- and, indeed, will probably struggle even to get nominated. That's reflected in this...
  • Costume Designer Janie Bryant on 'Mad Men's' Timeless Style

    A leggy starlet with a headful of hair-sprayed curls emerges from her convertible to welcome a grizzled, yet handsome man after his long flight. The message to "Mad Men" viewers watching the AMC show's season opener is clear: It sure didn't take long for...
  • 'Downton Abbey' Earns Intense Fanbase and Emmy Love

    "Downton Abbey" merits its best drama nom this year. Despite two previous nominations, the PBS period piece that broke the "Upstairs, Downstairs" mold has never won the Emmy in that competitive category. Season after season it compels: a combination of...
  • Is it Time to Expand the Emmys Best Drama Series Category to Ten Slots?

    Should the top drama category at the Emmys be expanded? The answer from many in the biz is a resounding yes. After all, we are living in a time of smallscreen riches. The elite competition has been so tough and so strong -- from AMC's gritty...
  • Paul Greenberg: Words in vogue

    The scholar H.W. Fowler described and diagnosed many a linguistic malady in his classic study, "A Dictionary of Modern English Usage," back in that very modern year 1926. The Roaring Twenties were a study in modernity, and 1926 marked a high point in...
  • Inside the Emmy Parties: Kerry Washington & 'Scandal' Cast Party Hop, Cloris Leachman Photobombs

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Emmy Awards aren't till Monday, Aug. 25, but the celebrations start early. Variety will be on hand inside the best parties around Hollywood as the stars mingle, nibble and toast to TV's finest. Here's our party report for...
  • 'Cool' Emmys newcomers spotlight television's changing landscape

    By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Three television upstarts and a field of film stars could shake up the annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday in a validation of the television industry's move toward sophisticated, long-form storytelling....
  • Emmy Awards: Evening Before Party Raises More than $2 Million for MPTF

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - This year, Emmy weekend was an endurance test of parties and preening. But there were no heavy sighs about having to attend Sunday's Evening Before bash, which raked in more than $2 million for the Motion Picture Television...