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  • Christine Wolf: Evanston filmmaker is a rockin' mom

    How unquestionably cool would it be to have Chicago filmmaker Colleen Griffen as a mom? Case in point: After she playfully noted her teenage son and his friends resembling a young, male musical group, Griffen then imagined, wrote and directed a 30-...
  • 'Gotham' recap, 'Under the Knife'

    'Gotham' recap, 'Under the Knife'
    The Ogre is on the loose, and Jim is on the clock to find him before he finds Leigh. But Leigh isn't the loved one the Ogre has chosen to use as retaliation against Jim. That would be Barbara. Social media doesn't exist in "Gotham," so he can't go...
  • Sun Investigates: Cellphone surveillance seen years earlier in 'The Wire'

    Sun Investigates: Cellphone surveillance seen years earlier in 'The Wire'
    The Baltimore Police Department surprised many when it revealed recently that it has used a cellphone surveillance device known as a "stingray" 4,300 times since 2007. But years earlier, in 2004, fictional Baltimore police officer Lester Freamon was...
  • Daredevil Episode 8 review "Shadows In The Glass" -- Father's Day

    Daredevil Episode 8 review "Shadows In The Glass" -- Father's Day
    We've spent the bulk of "Daredevil" watching Wilson Fisk puppeteer the police, media and every other organization tied to Hell's Kitchen, so it's easy to forger that our eventual Kingpin wasn't always master of all he surveys. One episode after we...
  • Golden Globes: Who will win?

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will have lots of targets in hosting the Golden Globes. They can take aim at Sony, hackers, "The Interview," Bill Cosby and the "Selma" controversy in the three-hour ceremony, which begins at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC. That network...
  • 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-...
  • Civil rights historian aims to reform NCAA 'cartel'

    Civil rights historian aims to reform NCAA 'cartel'
    When he's not looking beyond the basketball court — and contemplating who is getting rich from college athletics and, more pointedly, who is not —Taylor Branch still enjoys the games. "I watch the March Madness tournaments sporadically," the...
  • 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...
  • 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...