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  • When father's not coming home: Absent parents in 'Mad Men' and on stage

    When father's not coming home: Absent parents in 'Mad Men' and on stage
    As AMC's "Mad Men" approaches its final three episodes, it's already clear that the series auteur Matthew Weiner is honing in on the anguish of, and the anguish caused by, absent parents.
  • David Simon, creator of 'The Wire,' urges end to violence in Baltimore

    David Simon, creator of 'The Wire,' urges end to violence in Baltimore
    David Simon, creator of HBO's Baltimore-set drama series "The Wire," has urged an end to the violence that has rocked the city following the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died last week from a spinal cord injury received while in police...

    'The Wire' references abound on social media in response to riots

    'The Wire' references abound on social media in response to riots
    Perhaps predictably, social media were replete with references to “The Wire” today, as amateur pundits couldn’t wait to compare the violence on the streets of Baltimore the past few days with the HBO series that portrayed a city on the...

    Police and 'Black Baltimore'

    Police and 'Black Baltimore'
    The footage involving Freddie Gray and the Baltimore City cops brought it all back. Growing up in 1990s Baltimore, some of the cops would use Black Baltimore as a playground to do whatever they wanted to do. Pre-teen years, I would hear from the teen-...

    Christine Wolf: Evanston filmmaker is a rockin' mom

    How unquestionably cool would it be to have Chicago filmmaker Colleen Griffen as a mom? Case in point: After she playfully noted her teenage son and his friends resembling a young, male musical group, Griffen then imagined, wrote and directed a 30-...