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  • 'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini dead at 51

    'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini dead at 51
    James Gandolfini, whose remarkable performance as mob boss Tony Soprano in HBO's "The Sopranos" re-imagined the anti-hero for American television, is dead at 51 years of age. The actor, who is believed to have died of a heart attack, was traveling in...
  • 'The Wire' named No. 1 show of all time by Entertainment Weekly

    'The Wire' named No. 1 show of all time by Entertainment Weekly
    We're a bit biased, but the staff at EW are clearly geniuses.  In the magazine's latest issue, out Friday, the writers and editors have named Baltimore-set social tapestry "The Wire" as the No. 1 TV show. Of all time. Here's what they had to say:...
  • Brett Martin and Alan Sepinwall look at the TV revolution

    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...
  • When movies feel like TV

    When movies feel like TV
    Last month after a screening, even as the lights came up in the theater, I could feel "Zero Dark Thirty" fading, its images and impact already softening in my head. No, no, wait: not fading — mingling. If our cultural experiences rub shoulders at...
  • Guy meets 'Girls'

    Guy meets 'Girls'
    Last Sunday, "Girls," HBO's much-talked-about comedy, debuted its second season. I should qualify that "much-talked-about" description, since "Girls" is really only a major discussion point among young liberal urbanites around the country. It's in matters...
  • Robert F. Chew, who played Proposition Joe on 'The Wire,' dead at 52

    Robert F. Chew, who played Proposition Joe on 'The Wire,' dead at 52
    Click here for the gallery "The Wire: Where Are they Now?" Robert F. Chew, a 52-year-old Baltimore actor and teacher who portrayed one of television’s most unforgettable characters as Proposition Joe on HBO’s “The Wire,” died...
  • John Waters' 'Hairspray' keeps its hold on us

    John Waters' 'Hairspray' keeps its hold on us
    "Hairspray" is the product that just keeps giving. In 1988, John Waters added indelibly to his in-a-class-by-itself filmography with this tale of youth, love, race relations, and irrepressible dancing in early-1960s Baltimore. Fourteen years later,...
  • Kevin Bacon, Poe and Sandy Hook -- 3 things you should know about 'The Following'

    Kevin Bacon, Poe and Sandy Hook -- 3 things you should know about 'The Following'
    No network midseason show has generated more buzz than "The Following," which premieres Monday night on Fox. There are three reasons for that: First, Kevin Bacon is the star, and he's better than most network television actors. Here he plays an angry,...
  • Kevin Bacon finds his high stakes TV role in 'The Following'

    Kevin Bacon finds his high stakes TV role in 'The Following'
    After more than 60 movies in a career spanning 35 years, Kevin Bacon wanted to up the dramatic ante with his first starring role in a primetime series on Fox's "The Following." "I'm the guy from 'Footloose.' The biggest issue was whether or not the...
  • PASSINGS: Robert F. Chew, Taiho

    PASSINGS: Robert F. Chew, Taiho
    Robert F. Chew Baltimore-based actor on 'The Wire' Robert F. Chew, 52, an actor and teacher who portrayed the drug kingpin Proposition Joe on the HBO series "The Wire," died Thursday of apparent heart failure in his sleep at his Baltimore home,...
  • Robert Chew, Proposition Joe of 'The Wire,' laid to rest in Baltimore after stirring service

    Robert Chew, Proposition Joe of 'The Wire,' laid to rest in Baltimore after stirring service
    It was standing room only Thursday as family, friends and admirers of Robert Francell Chew said goodbye with a spirited and moving celebration of life ceremony for the actor known as Proposition Joe. More than 100 persons crowded into the chapel at...