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  • 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&...
  • 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...
  • 'The Hour' returns with what might just be best cast on television

    'The Hour' returns with what might just be best cast on television
    It's not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America's miniseries "The Hour" was last year. But that's the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit...
  • 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...
  • Andy Samberg adds the goofiness to his detective role on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

    Andy Samberg adds the goofiness to his detective role on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'
    Andy Samberg is having trouble keeping his toothy grin in check. There's no studio audience. Or the pressure of performing live. So it's a bit of relief when the "Saturday Night Live" graduate breaks a scene — more than once — on the set...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 'New Girl' recap, Models and bottles

    'New Girl' recap, Models and bottles
    Welcome back everyone! Last week's episode of "New Girl" got bumped because some old dudes wanted to yell at each other, which is kind of fitting with tonight's episode. This week's episode, as always, brought the funny, but had a lot of filler. Hey,...
  • Poor HIV patients improve with care beyond drugs: study

    Poor HIV patients improve with care beyond drugs: study
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Patients stepping into Johns Hopkins University's HIV clinic in east Baltimore do not just see a doctor or get prescriptions for their antiretroviral drugs. Many also get help finding a place to live or bus fare to make it to...
  • TV drama actors talk about the 'Golden Era' and more

    TV drama actors talk about the 'Golden Era' and more
    Television has been proudly brandishing its "Golden Era" calling card of late largely on the merits of the many top dramas being produced on prime time and cable over the last few years. It's a rise in quality such that any demarcation line between film...
  • Alan Sepinwall touts the newfound legitimacy of TV

    Alan Sepinwall touts the newfound legitimacy of TV
    When Alan Sepinwall was hired as a TV critic just out of college in 1996, he had no way of knowing he was about to witness “a big bang of sorts,” as he puts it in his new book "The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and...