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  • New Washington thrillers to check out

    New Washington thrillers to check out
    Alan Cheuse looks at three new thrillers with a Washington, D.C. theme that are worth checking out. "Top Down" by Jim Lehrer, Random House, 208 pages, $26 The devastating work of an international shooter appears in Newshour veteran Jim Lehrer's 22nd...
  • 'The Sopranos' tops WGA's top 101 TV shows of all time

    'The Sopranos' tops WGA's top 101 TV shows of all time
    They say that television is a writer's medium, so it makes sense that the Writers Guild of America would have its own list of the 101 greatest TV shows of all time. At the top of the list is "The Sopranos," HBO's multiple award-winning hit series that...
  • 'The Wire': No. 9 on 'best-written' series list but zero Emmys

    'The Wire': No. 9 on 'best-written' series list but zero Emmys
    "The Wire," HBO's groundbreaking and multi-layered drama about drugs, politics and life in Baltimore, is generally regarded by TV critics and experts as one of TV's finest and most eloquent dramas ever. The show has gained even more admirers and acclaim...
  • Attention 'Wire' fans: a first look at Dominic West as Richard Burton

    Attention 'Wire' fans: a first look at Dominic West as Richard Burton
    As fine as he was playing Jimmy McNulty in "The Wire," Dominic West certainly hasn't let that role define him. He's played Henry Higgins in an English revival of "My Fair Lady" and Iago opposite Clarke Peters' Othello. He starred in BBC America's...
  • Readers respond: Great TV shows left off WGA's list of 101 best

    Readers respond: Great TV shows left off WGA's list of 101 best
    As predicted, the Writers Guild of America's recent announcement of what its members voted to be the 101 best-written TV shows has unleashed the power of the loyal opposition. And no opposition is as loyal as a viewer defending his or her favorite...
  • Baltimore author Justin Sirois' next chapter: TV pilot, new book

    Baltimore author Justin Sirois' next chapter: TV pilot, new book
    Last summer, Baltimore writer Justin Sirois was mentally and physically exhausted, and his work was to blame. The 34-year-old's debut novel, 2012's "Falcons on the Floor," attempted to humanize Fallujah's bloody war scene. "The Last Book of Baghdad,"...
  • Elizabeth B. Edelen, businesswoman

    Elizabeth B. Edelen, businesswoman
    Elizabeth B. Edelen, a retired businesswoman who enjoyed working as a TV and movie extra, died July 5 of complications after surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 85. The daughter of an advertising executive and a homemaker,...
  • 'Fruitvale Station' star Michael B. Jordan feels the heat

    'Fruitvale Station' star Michael B. Jordan feels the heat
    In high school, Michael B. Jordan was a good kid. He was one of the star players on his basketball team. He made good grades even while juggling a role on "All My Children." He tried to spend his salary wisely, buying a small apartment complex in 2005...
  • 'The Wire' creator David Simon condemns Zimmerman verdict

    'The Wire' creator David Simon condemns Zimmerman verdict
    Add David Simon, creator of the acclaimed HBO series “The Wire” and “Treme,” to the list of those appalled that George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. On his blog, Audacity of...
  • Aisha Tyler's funny, busy life

    Aisha Tyler's funny, busy life
    Four days a week, Aisha Tyler works as co-host of "The Talk" on CBS Daytime. Every other week, she steps up to the microphone to voice the character of Lana Kane in the animated show "Archer." And on the weekends, she hops on a plane to perform her stand-...
  • TCA press tour: Andy Samberg comedy 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' takes cue from 'The Wire'?

    TCA press tour: Andy Samberg comedy 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'  takes cue from 'The Wire'?
    Imagine "The Wire's" iconic Jimmy McNulty got put into a comedy blender — that's what Andy Samberg hopes his character in the Fox comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" calls to mind for viewers. "He's like McNulty from 'The Wire,' except instead of drinking...