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The Baltimore SunClick here for the gallery "The Wire: Where Are they Now?" Robert F. Chew, a 52-year-old Baltimore actor and teacher who portrayed one of television’s most unforgettable characters as Proposition Joe on HBO’s “The Wire,” died...
RedEyeAfter more than 60 movies in a career spanning 35 years, Kevin Bacon wanted to up the dramatic ante with his first starring role in a primetime series on Fox's "The Following." "I'm the guy from 'Footloose.' The biggest issue was whether or not the...
Last Sunday, "Girls," HBO's much-talked-about comedy, debuted its second season. I should qualify that "much-talked-about" description, since "Girls" is really only a major discussion point among young liberal urbanites around the country. It's in matters...
It won't take much more than a few minutes into the new year to see the impact of the old one, with Baltimore's City Hall opening at midnight to begin performing same-sex marriages under a law that takes effect on Jan. 1. But if the state's newly...
The Baltimore SunThere is certainly no shortage of outstanding leading men working in American TV drama these days. Jon Hamm, Damian Lewis and Michael C. Hall to name a few. But it would be hard to find any whose proven range is greater than that of Dominic West, star of...
Last month after a screening, even as the lights came up in the theater, I could feel "Zero Dark Thirty" fading, its images and impact already softening in my head. No, no, wait: not fading — mingling. If our cultural experiences rub shoulders at...
When Alan Sepinwall was hired as a TV critic just out of college in 1996, he had no way of knowing he was about to witness “a big bang of sorts,” as he puts it in his new book "The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and...
The Baltimore SunWhen Henry Bromell won the Writers' Guild Award this year for scripting “The Good Soldier” episode of “Homeland,” he thanked Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana. Why, you might wonder, would this California screenwriter be thanking...
Well THAT wasn't how the Dixon brothers reunion was supposed to go down! For a second, right after the Governor accused Merle of being a traitor in Sunday night's episode, I was very scared that ol' Merle was going to get killed off right then and...
Like the television character he helped inspire, Donnie Andrews lived by a code. In his earlier years when he was robbing rival dealers as a young hustler in West Baltimore — experiences that would later form the basis for the popular Omar...
Tags: New York City, Punishment, Heroin, Shootings, David Simon
The Baltimore SunWhat an ignorant, dishonest and pathetic response to Sandy Hook today from the National Rifle Association. As a media critic, I will limit myself to the disingenuous attack on the media from Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the organization. Of course,...
More than a year ago, police suspected that James Berry III had killed a man during a triple shooting in Bolton Hill, and they presented their evidence to prosecutors. At the time, the case was not deemed strong enough to merit arresting Berry, once a...
Tags: Punishment, Cheshire, Murder, Shootings, Witnesses
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