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  • Obama commutes sentences for 22 convicted of federal drug crimes

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 22 drug offenders serving time in federal prison, accelerating the administration's efforts to reduce penalties for many of those convicted of such crimes. Obama's decision, announced Tuesday,...
  • Aidan Gillen of 'Game of Thrones' narrating 'The Art of War'

    A new audiobook recording of Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" will soon be available with the perfect narrator — the scheming royal adviser Littlefinger from "Game of Thrones." Audible Inc., the world's largest seller of downloadable audiobooks, is...
  • Comparing Barack Obama's thoughts on 'The Wire' with those of Baltimore officials

    Comparing Barack Obama's thoughts on 'The Wire' with those of Baltimore officials
    The White House released a video yesterday in which Barack Obama talks with David Simon about "The Wire," Simon's five-season drama dissecting the many institutional problems in big American cities, which was, as you may have heard, set here in Baltimore....
  • 'Wire' creator David Simon, 'Wire' fan President Obama confab on criminal justice

    'Wire' creator David Simon, 'Wire' fan President Obama confab on criminal justice
    President Barack Obama, arguably the most famous fan of HBO's "The Wire," spoke to the series' creator David Simon about issues within the country's criminal justice system, the man who inspired the character of Omar Little ("my favorite character," Obama...
  • Obama talks drug war with 'The Wire' creator David Simon

    Talk of overhauling the criminal justice system is serious business — but before diving into the subject, President Barack Obama had something else he wanted to say. Obama told David Simon, creator of the acclaimed HBO series "The Wire," that he...
  • Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man gets serious about Hollywood

    Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man gets serious about Hollywood
    A sock-clad Method Man padded into the hallway of his Staten Island home. On the stove in the kitchen an inviting dish sat cooling. Floral arrangements filled the dining room table. The local news played unobtrusively in the background. "Welcome to...
  • Get free tickets for 'American Odyssey' advance screening

    Get free tickets for 'American Odyssey' advance screening
    NBC is honoring #WomenWarriors serving in the Armed Forces—and also promoting its new drama with a female Special Forces soldier at its center. The globe-spanning conspiracy tale follows Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel from "Pushing Daisies") as...
  • Cablevision hopes to attract Internet customers with HBO Now

    Cablevision is offering the new HBO Now online service to its Internet customers, even though the service could persuade more people to drop their cable TV packages. The company, which has a few million customers in the New York City area, said Monday...
  • Batts elaborates on comments that Baltimore suffers from '1950s racism'

    Batts elaborates on comments that Baltimore suffers from '1950s racism'
    In an interview set to air on C-SPAN Sunday, Baltimore Commissioner Anthony W. Batts elaborated on comments made a week earlier that he believes the city suffers from "1950s racism" and is more divided than other cities where he has worked.  Batts first...
  • Review: 'Actress'

    Review: 'Actress'
    Robert Greene's extraordinary collaboration with actress Brandy Burre is a playful, provocative examination of self-performance. It's an overused line in celebrity journalism that the most challenging role any actor faces in their career is that of him-...
  • Towson University grad Brandon Broady hosting new BET series

    Towson University grad Brandon Broady hosting new BET series
    Brandon Broady has appeared on "The Wire" and in the first two "Step Up" films, opened for comedians Cedric the Entertainer and Donnell Rawlings and has created several popular song spoofs under the name "Para-Deez." And now he's hosting his own show....