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  • Clicking and Streaming: Netflix Original Series 'Bloodline' brings Faulknerian modernism to television

    Clicking and Streaming: Netflix Original Series 'Bloodline' brings Faulknerian modernism to television
    So many people called "The Wire" Dickensian that David Simon incorporated a joke about it into the show’s final season. And, although Simon’s show could equally well be termed Balzacian, Zolaesque, or even Goncourtian, the point holds: "The...
  • Comparing Barack Obama's thoughts on 'The Wire' with those of Baltimore officials

    Comparing Barack Obama's thoughts on 'The Wire' with those of Baltimore officials
    The White House released a video yesterday in which Barack Obama talks with David Simon about "The Wire," Simon's five-season drama dissecting the many institutional problems in big American cities, which was, as you may have heard, set here in Baltimore....
  • 'Wire' creator David Simon, 'Wire' fan President Obama confab on criminal justice

    'Wire' creator David Simon, 'Wire' fan President Obama confab on criminal justice
    President Barack Obama, arguably the most famous fan of HBO's "The Wire," spoke to the series' creator David Simon about issues within the country's criminal justice system, the man who inspired the character of Omar Little ("my favorite character," Obama...
  • Review: 'Actress'

    Review: 'Actress'
    Robert Greene's extraordinary collaboration with actress Brandy Burre is a playful, provocative examination of self-performance. It's an overused line in celebrity journalism that the most challenging role any actor faces in their career is that of him-...
  • Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man gets serious about Hollywood

    Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man gets serious about Hollywood
    A sock-clad Method Man padded into the hallway of his Staten Island home. On the stove in the kitchen an inviting dish sat cooling. Floral arrangements filled the dining room table. The local news played unobtrusively in the background. "Welcome to...
  • Get free tickets for 'American Odyssey' advance screening

    Get free tickets for 'American Odyssey' advance screening
    NBC is honoring #WomenWarriors serving in the Armed Forces—and also promoting its new drama with a female Special Forces soldier at its center. The globe-spanning conspiracy tale follows Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel from "Pushing Daisies") as...
  • Batts elaborates on comments that Baltimore suffers from '1950s racism'

    Batts elaborates on comments that Baltimore suffers from '1950s racism'
    In an interview set to air on C-SPAN Sunday, Baltimore Commissioner Anthony W. Batts elaborated on comments made a week earlier that he believes the city suffers from "1950s racism" and is more divided than other cities where he has worked.  Batts first...
  • Towson University grad Brandon Broady hosting new BET series

    Towson University grad Brandon Broady hosting new BET series
    Brandon Broady has appeared on "The Wire" and in the first two "Step Up" films, opened for comedians Cedric the Entertainer and Donnell Rawlings and has created several popular song spoofs under the name "Para-Deez." And now he's hosting his own show....
  • Marvel-Sony ‘Spider-Man': Who should play the new Spidey?

     
    Sony and Marvel Studios have spun a deal that will introduce Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, first in an […]...
  • 'The Walking Dead': Chad Coleman talks Tyreese's fate

    'The Walking Dead': Chad Coleman talks Tyreese's fate
    Spoiler Warning: Do not read on unless you've seen "The Walking Dead" season five, episode nine, titled "What Happened and What's Going On." Taking on the role of moral compass on "The Walking Dead" is not a wise move if you want to stay alive. From Dale...
  • Has TV's body count gotten too high? (SPOILERS)

    Has TV's body count gotten too high? (SPOILERS)
    Stop me if you've heard this one before: A beloved character on "The Walking Dead" gets bitten by a zombie, staggers around for the length of an episode while his friends try to save him, and ultimately succumbs to his wounds. Spoiler alert, you say?...