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  • 'Breaking Bad' withdrawal? Glendale library has a book list for you

    'Breaking Bad' withdrawal? Glendale library has a book list for you
    For those going through “Breaking Bad” withdrawal, the Glendale Public Library has a possible antidote: a reading list inspired by the hit AMC show that ended on Sunday.   The list includes “Leaves of Grass,” the Walt Whitman book...
  • Pioneering TNT Ignites Mainstream Love

    From the start, from its very name, TNT was designed to make a statement. Sure, the Turner Broadcasting empire at the time included TBS, but that channel had evolved from its roots as an Atlanta UHF TV station that bulked up through the steroidal...
  • George Pelecanos' 'The Double' holds up a mirror to our dual selves

    George Pelecanos' 'The Double' holds up a mirror to our dual selves
    It's tough to be a writer of crime fiction. Not because of the genre but because of the expectations: A book a year, preferably part of a series, the same character over and over again. This is why, say, Walter Mosley and Michael Connelly have branched...
  • HBO Extends Google Play Pact to U.K.

    LONDON -- Google has inked a deal with HBO to make several shows available on its TV service, Google Play, in the U.K., extending a pact in the U.S. announced in October. Shows covered by the deal include "Game of Thrones," "Boardwalk Empire," "True...
  • Notorious, but not for prevention [Editorial]

    Notorious, but not for prevention  [Editorial]
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was right last week to defend Baltimore's Safe Streets program as an effective tactic for reducing gun violence, despite the fact that one of the initiative's workers was arrested recently on federal drug and firearms...
  • TV's First Responders ditch their DVR time-shifting so they can live-tweet in real time

    From the moment it premiered, Showtime's high-stakes, wildly ambitious spy thriller "Homeland" was not so much discussed as it was anointed. It was the first drama to both embody post-9/11 anxiety and serve as a master class in acting, a narrative high-...
  • It's tipoff time for the sale of Jerry Buss' home

    It's showtime, so to speak. No, not on the basketball court at Staples Center, but in Playa del Rey, where Jerry Buss' mansion has come on the market at $5.95 million. The custom Italian-style villa, built in 1998 by the late Los Angeles Lakers owner...
  • Sundance's 'Returned': Subtitles Are No Longer Something to Fear

    American audiences are so crazy about zombies they'll even watch them speaking French, with subtitles. The cult-like success of "The Returned" on Sundance Channel (Stephen King has been tweeting about it) is helping to reverse U.S. networks' traditional...
  • 'The Wire' Writer David Simon Tapped for Writers Guild of America Award

    David Simon, whose credits include "The Wire," "Treme" and "Homicide: Life on the Street" -- has been tapped as the recipient of the Ian McClellan Hunter Award for career achievement from the Writers Guild of America East. "David Simon's distinguished...
  • TV hits a prime time online and beyond in 2013

     TV hits a prime time online and beyond in 2013
    It was a sweet year to be a TV critic. Some of us have been shouting into the wind for years, but finally and yet somewhat miraculously, television is being acknowledged as a legitimate and ascendant art form. Books were published, panels held,...
  • 'The Walking Dead': Another day, another zombie

    'The Walking Dead': Another day, another zombie
    "The Walking Dead" is back! Remember? The AMC drama that was the channel's biggest runaway hit before "Breaking Bad" distracted everyone for eight weeks? Now that Walter White is worm bait, the zombies are back to reclaim their crown. However, as we...