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  • Can women break the antihero's hold on TV?

    The marketing of AMC's new drama, "Low Winter Sun," revolves around a moody black-and-white photo of lead actor Mark Strong and the show's tagline: "Good Man. Cop. Killer." Just another player in the crowded genre of "Gee, it's tough to be a straight...
  • Jim Rash writes, directs, acts and hosts.

    Jim Rash writes, directs, acts and hosts.
    Oscar-winning screenwriter Jim Rash ("The Descendants") hosts Sundance Channel's series "The Writers' Room," a chatfest with scripters of such hit TV shows as "Game of Thrones," whose staff sits down with Rash on Monday. Rash also plays the energetic Dean...
  • Prison design faces judgment

    It might be the most carefully hidden building boom in American architectural history. Over the last 40 years, beginning with strict drug-sentencing laws introduced in 1973 by New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and quickly copied around the country, the...
  • Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll

    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll
    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela and maybe the next James Bond — the career of Idris Elba is on the rise. At 40, Elba is one of the most sought-after and respected actors on either side of the Atlantic. And this week, BBC America has four...
  • David Simon on Idris Elba and the last days of Stringer Bell

    David Simon on Idris Elba and the last days of Stringer Bell
    Sun media critic David Zurawik emailed “Wire” creator David Simon seeking an assessment from him of Idris Elba for a feature story on Elba. Simon’s generous and thoughtful email reply seemed too good not to publish on its own. Here&...
  • Want more 'Luther' on TV? Idris Elba says hire David Bowie

    Want more 'Luther' on TV? Idris Elba says hire David Bowie
    Fans of the moody crime thriller "Luther" likely will say goodbye to Det. John Luther on the small screen after this week. With a "Luther" prequel movie in the works, both star Idris Elba and show creator Neil Cross have suggested the end of the TV...
  • 'True Detective' trailer debuts: 'The world needs bad men'

    'True Detective' trailer debuts: 'The world needs bad men'
    HBO has released the official trailer for its January drama "True Detective," starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. The trailer debuted Sunday during the season premiere of "Boardwalk Empire." It introduces Rust Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin...
  • Review: 'Chicago P.D.' plays it by the book

    There is a lot to be said for the good old-fashioned police procedural of the sort that, in the days before cable, once dominated television. With its hard-R ways and highfalutin literary ambitions, cable gave us twisted-up complications, as in HBO's...
  • Nic Pizzolatto, the brooding poet behind 'True Detective'

    Nic Pizzolatto, the brooding poet behind 'True Detective'
    When Nic Pizzolatto was 5, he had an epiphany. It wasn't the usual childhood one about finger-painting or bike-riding or other regular kid stuff. It was that one day he would die. "You know how people say that young people feel immortal? I don't know...
  • 'American Horror Story: Coven' recap, 'The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks'

    'American Horror Story: Coven' recap, 'The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks'
    "You two, together? Big trouble." -- Papa Legba We open with Marie and Fiona discussing their new alliance. Marie is glad to have found an equal in Fiona. Fiona offers to cast a spell to help Marie sleep, and tells her that they will strategize for their...
  • Hearing Baltimore echoes in HBO's 'True Detective'

    Hearing Baltimore echoes in HBO's 'True Detective'
    A couple of hard-edged veteran cops are driving down a desolate Louisiana road after investigating a grisly crime scene in HBO’s new Sunday-night drama, “True Detective.” They have been partners for three months but have spoken little...