| Apr 22, 2015
| 2:48 PM
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-...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 6:10 AM
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...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 12:04 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 5:19 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:48 AM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 9:11 AM
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-...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 3:08 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 1:42 PM
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....
| Mar 26, 2015
| 2:43 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 4:45 AM
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.