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  • 3 Chicago actors cast in 'Wire' creator's newest project for HBO

    3 Chicago actors cast in 'Wire' creator's newest project for HBO
    A trio of actors with deep Chicago ties have been added to the cast of the HBO mini-series "Show Me a Hero," the latest project from David Simon. Longtime TV actor Jim Belushi, Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney and Lakeview native and Columbia College...
  • CNN's Mike Rowe out to rewire Baltimore's image

    CNN's Mike Rowe out to rewire Baltimore's image
    Update: Since this post appeared on Nov. 6, Rowe and David Simon, the creator of HBO's "The Wire," have had a back-and-forth on their blogs about the city's image. It started with Rowe's Nov. 6 post below. Read Simon's subsequent post here, and another...
  • PR can't overcome truth of 'Serial,' 'Wire'

    PR can't overcome truth of 'Serial,' 'Wire'
    Listening last week to "Serial," the hit podcast about a 1999 teen murder in Baltimore, I couldn't help thinking about all the folks from the mayor on down who believe they can change the city's media image with some positive public relations. And I...
  • Your official Orioles playoffs drinking game

    Your official Orioles playoffs drinking game
    There's no secret: America's favorite past time is made even more past time-y with a cold beer (or two). In that spirit, we're offering a drinking game as you watch the Orioles start their momentous post-season run. This game can work for the Detroit...
  • TV Review: 'The Affair'

    The pairing of Dominic West and Ruth Wilson alone would be enough reason for enthusiasm about "The Affair," a Showtime series that wraps infidelity in a mystery, then spoons out what happened in "Rashomon"-like dueling narratives. Launched behind...
  • 'The Affair' puts a postmodern twist on infidelity

     'The Affair' puts a postmodern twist on infidelity
    In an empty office space with sweeping views of midtown Manhattan, Dominic West and Maura Tierney are seated on a couch looking, well, miserable. "I could have had anyone I wanted when I was young ... I chose you," says Tierney in character as Helen,...
  • 'The Walking Dead' keeps hope alive, amid the zombie apocalypse

    'The Walking Dead' keeps hope alive, amid the zombie apocalypse
    In an apocalypse of the undead, hope can be a harsh mistress. The beleaguered survivors of AMC's "The Walking Dead" have confronted that cruel lesson time and again in the pulse-pounding drama that has become one of TV's hottest shows. Just when it...
  • Oriole magic goes global

    Oriole magic goes global
    Her favorite baby bottle bore an Orioles logo. Her most beloved childhood memories involve listening to the radio play-by-play as Mike Mussina pitched. And when Aili Sarapik, then 6, attended an event in honor of Cal Ripken in 1995, the Oriole great...
  • Revisit 'old-school' police programs

    Revisit 'old-school' police programs
    The recent influx of citizen unrest due to a rash of officer-related homicides has left the American citizenry skeptical of the greater good police departments bring to communities nationwide, especially that of traditionally violent neighborhoods that...
  • Now Streaming: CT In The Movies

    Now Streaming: CT In The Movies
    In this age of instant cinematic gratification, you can log on to Netflix, push the "play" icon, and watch … your own backyard. The Netflix offerings that you can "Watch Instantly" span the globe, the entire history of moviemaking, and every...
  • George Pelecanos' 'Martini Shot' short stories colorful but confined

    George Pelecanos is among our most prolific — and compelling — crime novelists, a writer who evokes his hometown of Washington, D.C., much as Dennis Lehane does with Boston or Michael Connelly Los Angeles: as a character in its own right....