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  • Portraying Nelson Mandela hits close to home for Idris Elba

    Portraying Nelson Mandela hits close to home for Idris Elba
    British actor Idris Elba is having what he describes as a "beautiful moment" in his career. His off-screen life, though, is another story. This summer, Elba starred in Guillermo del Toro's special-effects action thriller "Pacific Rim," in which he...
  • Prison design faces judgment

    It might be the most carefully hidden building boom in American architectural history. Over the last 40 years, beginning with strict drug-sentencing laws introduced in 1973 by New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and quickly copied around the country, the...
  • Review: Amazon's Senate comedy 'Alpha House' is confirmed funny

    Review: Amazon's Senate comedy 'Alpha House' is confirmed funny
    "Alpha House," a new sitcom premiering Friday via Amazon, is the first fruit of the Amazon Studios pilot derby, which this spring gave ordinary citizens with Internet access a chance to rate and comment on a variety of pilots. The retailer-cum-streaming-...
  • 'Fruitvale Station' star Michael B. Jordan feels the heat

    'Fruitvale Station' star Michael B. Jordan feels the heat
    In high school, Michael B. Jordan was a good kid. He was one of the star players on his basketball team. He made good grades even while juggling a role on "All My Children." He tried to spend his salary wisely, buying a small apartment complex in 2005...
  • Critic's Notebook: Film isn't dead, it's just misused

     Critic's Notebook: Film isn't dead, it's just misused
    These are tough times to be a film critic. Not because the number of quality films for adults is diminishing — it is, but that's an old story — but because the movies are not getting the respect they should. Everywhere I turn, people are...
  • Andy Samberg adds the goofiness to his detective role on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

    Andy Samberg adds the goofiness to his detective role on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'
    Andy Samberg is having trouble keeping his toothy grin in check. There's no studio audience. Or the pressure of performing live. So it's a bit of relief when the "Saturday Night Live" graduate breaks a scene — more than once — on the set...
  • Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll

    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela -- Idris Elba is on a roll
    Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela and maybe the next James Bond — the career of Idris Elba is on the rise. At 40, Elba is one of the most sought-after and respected actors on either side of the Atlantic. And this week, BBC America has four...
  • Nic Pizzolatto, the brooding poet behind 'True Detective'

    Nic Pizzolatto, the brooding poet behind 'True Detective'
    When Nic Pizzolatto was 5, he had an epiphany. It wasn't the usual childhood one about finger-painting or bike-riding or other regular kid stuff. It was that one day he would die. "You know how people say that young people feel immortal? I don't know...
  • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. takes on a new role in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'

    Lawrence Gilliard Jr. takes on a new role in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'
    Lawrence Gilliard Jr. is going forward and moving back in big ways these days. Sunday night, the 42-year-old actor who played D'Angelo Barksdale in "The Wire" debuts as the newest member of AMC's "The Walking Dead," as TV's most popular series with...
  • Review: 'Chicago P.D.' plays it by the book

    There is a lot to be said for the good old-fashioned police procedural of the sort that, in the days before cable, once dominated television. With its hard-R ways and highfalutin literary ambitions, cable gave us twisted-up complications, as in HBO's...
  • Elizabeth B. Edelen, businesswoman

    Elizabeth B. Edelen, businesswoman
    Elizabeth B. Edelen, a retired businesswoman who enjoyed working as a TV and movie extra, died July 5 of complications after surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 85. The daughter of an advertising executive and a homemaker,...