| Jun 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
To paraphrase Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues," it makes you want to holler, the way so many people in Baltimore do their lives.
Dying is too easy in this city, and neither death nor we should be proud. Even before summer officially arrives, nearly 90...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
| May 15, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" began life last fall as a fast, funny sitcom about a precinct of New York detectives adjusting to life under a newly appointed, no-nonsense captain. By the time the Fox series won a Golden Globe in January, it had developed into one...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:22 AM
From afar, the recent dramatics involving "House of Cards" and the size of the film tax credit it receives from Maryland have offered intrigue worthy of a Hollywood-produced political thriller like, oh, "House of Cards." The producers threatened to leave,...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — John Oliver will have the crab cakes — but that's all, thanks.
In a private dining room at HBO's plush headquarters overlooking Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, a waitress in a crisp black uniform asks the 37-year-old comedian if...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:38 AM
"You two, together? Big trouble." -- Papa Legba
We open with Marie and Fiona discussing their new alliance. Marie is glad to have found an equal in Fiona. Fiona offers to cast a spell to help Marie sleep, and tells her that they will strategize for their...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:36 AM
A couple of hard-edged veteran cops are driving down a desolate Louisiana road after investigating a grisly crime scene in HBO’s new Sunday-night drama, “True Detective.”
They have been partners for three months but have spoken little...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:37 PM
There isn't a gang in Los Angeles that the new Fox crime drama "Gang Related" doesn't explore.
Russian, Korean, Latino, African American, white and more are brought to vivid, bloody life over the course of the first season, which stars Ramon Rodriguez...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:45 AM
While I am not a native of Baltimore, I have lived in the area for six years now, and I've never seen anything quite as accurate as the commentary written by Eileen Pollock ("Baltimore is no New York," Jan. 13).
I was born and raised in Boston, which is...