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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • AT&T Launches Broadband Bundle with HBO, Amazon Prime for $39 per Month

    Want HBO without all those other pricey cable channels? AT&T has a new offer for you. The telco, looking to win over customers disinclined to pay for a full lineup of cable channels, is pitching a stripped-down package that includes HBO, Amazon Prime...
  • Terence Winter and the 'Boardwalk Empire' Team on the Mob Men's Last Call

    When it debuted, "Boardwalk Empire" looked like the answer to HBO's prayers. Another mob series with a glittering pedigree, including Martin Scorsese, who practically defined post-"The Godfather" crime movies; and "The Sopranos" alums Terence Winter...
  • Lawsuit brought by man convicted in 1987 killing can proceed

    Lawsuit brought by man convicted in 1987 killing can proceed
    A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a lawsuit brought against the Baltimore Police Department and three officers by a man who says he was wrongfully convicted of murder in a 1987 killing can proceed. James Owens was charged in the robbery,...
  • HBO picks up six-hour miniseries on race from David Simon

    HBO picks up six-hour miniseries on race from David Simon
    The long relationship between HBO and David Simon will continue with the Baltimore filmmaker co-writing and producing "Show Me a Hero," a six-hour miniseries, for the premium cable channel. Based on the non-fiction book of the same title by Lisa Belkin,...
  • Why Serials Knocked Procedurals Out of the Emmy Race

    It seems obvious to say, yet it's still a striking thought: A procedural drama, historically a staple of television, is unlikely to ever win another best series Emmy -- and, indeed, will probably struggle even to get nominated. That's reflected in this...
  • Wendell Pierce on 'Ray Donovan,' Jon Voight and his 'personal trifecta'

    There was Wendell Pierce last Sunday night, sitting at a bar, pounding down drink after drink and getting kind of emotional as he talked about how messed up things had gotten in his life. Shades of Bunk Moreland, of “The Wire,” to be sure....
  • Durban Festival: Restless Producers Move Into High-End TV

    London-based producer Tendeka Matatu has been keeping busy ahead of this month's Durban film fest. In May, he and partner Marie Lora-Mungai announced the launch of Restless Talent Management, a global management company for African talent, and the pair...
  • Martin O'Malley and David Simon together on a train. Really.

    Martin O'Malley and David Simon together on a train. Really.
    As one of the journalists who chronicled Martin O'Malley's enmity for "The Wire" and reported David Simon's threats to move production of the series out of Baltimore, it was with some interest that I read Simon's account of a beer the two recently...
  • Once a 'little dive,' Chaps now a pit beef legend

    Once a 'little dive,' Chaps now a pit beef legend
    Bob Creager opened his tiny pit beef stand in the parking lot of a Southeast Baltimore nightclub in 1987. The stand had no electricity. Creager had never run a business. And the former steelworker had no idea how to cook pit beef. "I was struggling,"...