| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:15 AM
When Damiano Mr. Pizza, the family-run pizza parlor on Fairfax Avenue, shut its doors late last month after nearly 60 years in business, it quickly brought to light the tiff between building owners Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook, who together own well-...
| Jun 21, 2013
The 12-million viewers who tuned into the final episode of "The Sopranos" in 2007 thought there was a good chance Tony Soprano would get whacked. There was an irrefutable logic to such a denouement: the mob boss had cheated death so many times; the HBO...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Actor James Gandolfini had long been a big fan of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and the feeling was mutual, in particular for guitarist Steve Van Zandt, who worked closely with Gandolfini on “The Sopranos” in his role as mob...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:25 PM
"The Wire," HBO's groundbreaking and multi-layered drama about drugs, politics and life in Baltimore, is generally regarded by TV critics and experts as one of TV's finest and most eloquent dramas ever. The show has gained even more admirers and acclaim...
| May 30, 2013
| 1:00 PM
What draws viewers to a TV show? Sometimes it's the spark between the actors, or opening a window onto a new or rarely seen world. And sometimes seeing Bryan Cranston in his tighty whiteys is all it takes.
Meet the show runners, the people charged...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The unexpected death of James Gandolfini, who was best known for his work on the series "The Sopranos," recently re-ignited the conversation over How Much Television has Changed, which has become so intense and widespread in the last few years that...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Each week Times TV Critic Mary McNamara offers her viewing picks for the coming week:
"Falling Skies." With two sets of alien invaders, a mega death ray under construction, the threat of mind-controlling silverfish around and a crazy alien-accelerated...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The wails of an infant haunt much of the 13-minute YouTube clip.
On the Internet's dominant video site, recordings of laughing babies, talking twin babies, roller-skating babies long have made for amusing, sure-fire click bait. This case of a crying...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Laura Dern from HBO's canceled series "Enlightened" joined returning nominees Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"), Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock"), Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") and Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie") in the Emmy lead actress comedy...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The era of Internet television is officially here.
Netflix's "House of Cards" garnered nine Emmy nominations Thursday, becoming the first show delivered exclusively online to be nominated in the major categories including drama series, lead actor and...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:15 AM
After the coffee. Before gearing up for yet another TV press tour.
The Skinny: I caught up on the last two episodes of CBS's "Under the Dome" over the weekend. I've decided viewers needs to watch "Under the Dome" as if they were watching "Sharknado."...