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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...
  • 'Downton Abbey,' 'Pretty Little Liars' Costume Design Celebrated at TV Acad, FIDM Exhibit

    The growing intersection between Hollywood and the fashion industry was evident on July 19 as TV academy members, design students and all out fashionistas came together at downtown Los Angeles' Fashion Institute of Design and & Merchandising for the...
  • Season 5 of 'Downton Abbey' will begin airing in the U.S. on Jan. 4

    Season 5 of 'Downton Abbey' will begin airing in the U.S. on Jan. 4
    "Downton Abbey" is coming back in January — and the chief of PBS is warming up by hurling a few crumpets at TV rivals. Season 5 of the British drawing-room drama will premiere in America on Jan. 4, the public broadcaster announced Tuesday at the...
  • PBS Chief on 'Downton Abbey,' 'The Roosevelts' Streaming and 'Midwife' Return

    It didn't take long for "Downton Abbey" to dominate the question-and-answer session between PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger and journalists at the summer Television Critics Assn. press tour on July 22. The British period drama's delayed airdate in the...
  • Five Questions for business author Richie Frieman

    Five Questions for business author Richie Frieman
    Business author Richie Frieman has studied fine arts at the University of Maryland, launched a music-focused Internet magazine, written children's books, invented a device that keeps shirt collars crisp and created a pop culture-inspired children's...