| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:46 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:14 AM
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...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 12:36 PM
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.
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:56 AM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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,...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Oct 15, 2014
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...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:10 AM
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...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 1:30 PM
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....