| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:30 AM
With back to back debuts of two Thursday night comedies — "Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels" — NBC offers up a near-perfect definition of the term "from the sublime to the ridiculous."
Created by Greg Poehler and executive produced...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Bob Creager opened his tiny pit beef stand in the parking lot of a Southeast Baltimore nightclub in 1987. The stand had no electricity. Creager had never run a business.
And the former steelworker had no idea how to cook pit beef.
"I was struggling,"...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:17 PM
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Two national soccer teams (Germany and...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
For the first time in more than four years at Starz, Chris Albrecht looked and sounded comfortable as he showed off a new slate of programming for the premium cabler.
Albrecht went off the script at the start of Starz's Friday session at the Television...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:30 AM
London-based producer Tendeka Matatu has been keeping busy ahead of this month's Durban film fest. In May, he and partner Marie Lora-Mungai announced the launch of Restless Talent Management, a global management company for African talent, and the pair...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:46 PM
As one of the journalists who chronicled Martin O'Malley's enmity for "The Wire" and reported David Simon's threats to move production of the series out of Baltimore, it was with some interest that I read Simon's account of a beer the two recently...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Two white-hot productions -- HBO's "The Normal Heart" and FX's "Fargo" -- explain why the Television Academy opted this year to break up movies and miniseries into separate Emmy categories once again.
The TV Acad combined the top longform categories in...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:47 AM
NBC News and anchorman Brian Williams have not done journalistic work the quality of Wednesday night's exclusive interview with Edward Snowden in a long, long time.
Since NBC News had the interview for a week, according to Williams, it could have done...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:21 PM
HBO's latest Quality Entertainment, "The Leftovers," arrives Sunday. Developed by Damon Lindelof ("Lost") and Tom Perrotta from Perrotta's 2011 novel, it is set in a New York small town three years after the sudden disappearance of 2% of the world's...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:50 PM
When baseball commissioner Bud Selig said recently that Baltimore was a "very, very viable candidate" to host the 2016 All-Star Game at Camden Yards, those who have sought for the Midsummer Classic's return to the city for years received a boost to...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
To paraphrase Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues," it makes you want to holler, the way so many people in Baltimore do their lives.
Dying is too easy in this city, and neither death nor we should be proud. Even before summer officially arrives, nearly 90...