| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:13 PM
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...
| 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 31, 2014
| 7:28 AM
A woman sleeping next to her child in her Southwest Baltimore home awoke to the sound of three or four gunshots. Her husband told her to get down. After a few moments, they looked out the window to an empty street.
No one was running. Nothing looked out...
| 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...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:30 AM
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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:03 AM
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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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-...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:19 PM
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,...