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  • 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...
  • Donnie Andrews, inspiration for Omar character on 'The Wire,' dies

    Donnie Andrews, inspiration for Omar character on 'The Wire,' dies
    Like the television character he helped inspire, Donnie Andrews lived by a code. In his earlier years when he was robbing rival dealers as a young hustler in West Baltimore — experiences that would later form the basis for the popular Omar...
  • 2012 in review

    2012 in review
    It won't take much more than a few minutes into the new year to see the impact of the old one, with Baltimore's City Hall opening at midnight to begin performing same-sex marriages under a law that takes effect on Jan. 1. But if the state's newly...
  • Let's not let NRA's LaPierre misdirect us with ignorance, lies about media

    Let's not let NRA's LaPierre misdirect us with ignorance, lies about media
    What an ignorant, dishonest and pathetic response to Sandy Hook today from the National Rifle Association. As a media critic, I will limit myself to the disingenuous attack on the media from Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the organization. Of course,...
  • Donnie Andrews dies at 58; killer an inspiration for TV character

    Like the television character he helped inspire, Donnie Andrews lived by a code. In his earlier years, when he was robbing rival dealers as a young hustler in West Baltimore — experiences that would later form the basis for the popular Omar Little...