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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. He is in good company. Lousy fathers have been chasing me...
  • 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-...
  • The top binge-watched shows and what to watch after that

    The top binge-watched shows and what to watch after that
    Binge-watching is on the rise, as evidenced by the results of Deloitte's Digital Democracy Survey of 2,000 content consumers ages 14 and older. But with all those options at our fingertips, where do you begin? The latest prestige cable drama? Full seasons...
  • 'Gotham' recap, 'Under the Knife'

    'Gotham' recap, 'Under the Knife'
    The Ogre is on the loose, and Jim is on the clock to find him before he finds Leigh. But Leigh isn't the loved one the Ogre has chosen to use as retaliation against Jim. That would be Barbara. Social media doesn't exist in "Gotham," so he can't go...
  • Sun Investigates: Cellphone surveillance seen years earlier in 'The Wire'

    Sun Investigates: Cellphone surveillance seen years earlier in 'The Wire'
    The Baltimore Police Department surprised many when it revealed recently that it has used a cellphone surveillance device known as a "stingray" 4,300 times since 2007. But years earlier, in 2004, fictional Baltimore police officer Lester Freamon was...
  • Daredevil Episode 8 review "Shadows In The Glass" -- Father's Day

    Daredevil Episode 8 review "Shadows In The Glass" -- Father's Day
    We've spent the bulk of "Daredevil" watching Wilson Fisk puppeteer the police, media and every other organization tied to Hell's Kitchen, so it's easy to forger that our eventual Kingpin wasn't always master of all he surveys. One episode after we...
  • Anna Friel goes from love to war with 'American Odyssey'

    One of my favorite shows that was canceled was 2007's "Pushing Daisies." It was a sweet and quirky love story about two people who couldn't touch because of a mysterious power that brings dead people back to life. Lee Pace, who currently stars in the...
  • Civil rights historian aims to reform NCAA 'cartel'

    Civil rights historian aims to reform NCAA 'cartel'
    When he's not looking beyond the basketball court — and contemplating who is getting rich from college athletics and, more pointedly, who is not —Taylor Branch still enjoys the games. "I watch the March Madness tournaments sporadically," the...