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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...
  • 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...
  • Barksdale who claimed to inspire 'The Wire' charged in federal court

    Barksdale who claimed to inspire 'The Wire' charged in federal court
    A few years back, Nathan “Bodie” Barksdale had a public spat with “The Wire” creator David Simon over the extent to which he was an inspiration for drug boss Avon Barksdale in the series. All the while, he vowed that he was long...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • After 20 years, Richard Belzer's John Munch retires

    After 20 years, Richard Belzer's John Munch retires
    On Wednesday night's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Detective John Munch, played by Richard Belzer, retired. And in a fitting send-off the fictional cops of New York's 16th precinct threw him a roast. Belzer's time playing the perpetually...
  • '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...