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  • Inked-in bets and a few penciled-in ones in Emmy's drama acting races

    Inked-in bets and a few penciled-in ones in Emmy's drama acting races
    "True Detective" and "Breaking Bad" produced only eight episodes apiece but, for their ensembles, it's the quality not the quantity that counts. The shows should dominate the Emmys' drama series acting nominations. Here's an early look at the front-...
  • How TV's Bad Boys Reap Emmy Awards

    Rascals are in vogue these days. Just ask Emmy. Last year's lead actor in a drama slate featured Walter White of "Breaking Bad," Don Draper of "Mad Men," Frank Underwood of "House of Cards" and Damian Lewis of "Homeland." Connivers and cheaters all; many...
  • Fresh spate of sexism, violence ominously familiar

    Fresh spate of sexism, violence ominously familiar
    It's a long way from "Lysistrata" but in recent weeks, more than 2,400 years since Aristophanes gave voice to female discontent in a patriarchal society, the gender wars erupted once again in ways both refreshingly modern and disquietingly familiar....
  • Banff World Media Festival Peers Into Future of Media

    The Banff World Media Festival will use its 35th anniversary as an occasion to look ahead, according to fest exec director Ferne Cohen. "As with the industry in general we define ourselves as evolving and forward-looking," she says. Accordingly,...
  • Emmy Creative Arts: TV Costumes Collide With Couture

    Fans become obsessed with their favorite TV shows and films, so much so that a hit can nudge the world of fashion. On the other hand, current fashion designers can influence the look of a TV series even if that means straying from a strictly period look....
  • Emmy Preview: Category Shifting Is the Big Story This Year

    This Emmy season, there's going to be more of everything: more campaigning, more events and more media coverage. The reason: more worthy contenders. And that explains another increase: more jockeying. The frenzy kicked off when HBO announced that "True...
  • 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' is a true television marvel

    Of all the creative and genre-expanding shows to debut in the last few years, none have been quite so fascinating to watch as the wildly ambitious narrative experiment of ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." The hype explosion that prefaced its debut...
  • For Gugu Mbatha-Raw and period dramas, it's a breakthrough 'Belle'

     For Gugu Mbatha-Raw and period dramas, it's a breakthrough 'Belle'
    Think of it as the corset drama unlaced. Directed by Amma Asante from a screenplay by Misan Sagay, the new film "Belle" features a breakthrough performance for actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the title role of Dido Elizabeth Belle. Born the illegitimate...
  • The Crowd: Guilds spin the wheel for spring

    The Crowd: Guilds spin the wheel for spring
    The Segerstrom Center for the Arts remains the cornerstone of culture in Orange County. The ever-constant devotion of a confederation of local guilds has, over some three-plus decades, provided a combination of enthusiastic moral and financial support....
  • 'Downton Abbey' Cast and Producers Discuss Secrets, Love Affairs, Season 5

    Among the revelations about "Downton Abbey," producer Gareth Naeme shared that a Hollywood exec "who shall remain very nameless," predicted that the show would not find any takers in the U.S. when he was shopping it. "It's mind-boggling to me that now we...
  • PBS Launching 4 New Digital Original Series

    PBS is expanding its digital-video footprint, announcing four new series bowing on YouTube and other platforms that will join its current lineup of 30-plus original shows. Two of the new shows are launching today on the PBS Digital Studios' YouTube...