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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Better Call Saul' takes deep, funny dive into American life as seen from backroom of nail parlor

    'Better Call Saul' takes deep, funny dive into American life as seen from backroom of nail parlor
    He lives and works in the cramped, cinder-block back room of a nail and waxing salon in an Albuquerque, N.M., strip mall. He drives a car so trashed-out, junky-looking and old that it's impossible to determine its make. And he practices law from the...
  • 'Eye Candy' a promising dip into crime genre for MTV

    'Eye Candy' a promising dip into crime genre for MTV
    MTV, that not especially musical network for high school and college students and people who wish they were back in high school or college, premieres its first scripted crime drama Monday night. Based on an adult novel by popular young-adult author R.L....
  • TCA 2015: CBS' 'The Odd Couple': Old premise, new guys, new jokes

    TCA 2015: CBS' 'The Odd Couple': Old premise, new guys, new jokes
    The boys are back in town. Oscar Madison and Felix Unger, the iconic characters from the hit comedy "The Odd Couple," are returning for the umpteenth time -- this time with Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon stepping into the familiar roles. Perry, who...
  • Baltimore police horse bit hand of child in wheelchair, lawsuit says

    Baltimore police horse bit hand of child in wheelchair, lawsuit says
    The incident near the Inner Harbor began with a jubilant 8-year-old reaching from her wheelchair to pet a horse in the Baltimore Police Department's mounted unit. It ended with the horse maiming the girl's hand, according to a $1 million lawsuit filed...