| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Perception isn't always the same as reality. That's true in life, and it's certainly true in Emmys.
Many people think that Jon Hamm has won an Emmy for "Mad Men." Not true. But the show's four consecutive victories in drama series make people assume...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:41 AM
A new film premiering in the Baltimore region on Friday features the actor Wendell Pierce, a familiar face to many here, as a conflicted husband and father who has an affair with a teenage boy he meets online.
Pierce, best known for his portrayal of...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:43 AM
"The Hollow Crown" (PBS, Fridays). Here is my man Shakespeare back again, and not a moment too soon -- the best man, to steal a line from the writer himself, "either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Melissa Leo was born in New York City on this date in 1960. This birthday gal earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Alice Ward in 2010's "The Fighter." Her other film work includes "Red State," "Lullaby" and "Frozen River."...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
We're 10 days away from the 2013 Primetime Emmy nominations. Our ongoing final look at the most prominent categories before the reveal brings us to lead actor in a drama.
Ability and stability: None of last year's nominees -- Hugh Bonneville, Steve...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:44 AM
The very last episode of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" will offer a taste of both New York and Baltimore.
The Baltimore flavor will come by way of "The Wire."
As the Los Angeles Times puts it, Bourdain has frequently "geeked out" about "The...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Four playwrights are among this year's 10 winners of the Whiting Writers' Awards, which honors writers in various fields. The playwrights are Danai Gurira and Meg Miroshnik, both of whom reside in Los Angeles, and Samuel D. Hunter and Mona Mansour, who...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 5:50 PM
It didn't take long for Danai Gurira to make her mark as zombie-killing warrior Michonne in "The Walking Dead." After all, the beloved character from Robert Kirkman's graphic novels can chop off a walker's head with one stroke of her katana sword....
| May 25, 2012
| 1:34 PM
David Simon whose HBO show "Treme" is shot in New Orleans, is venting to the media site Poynter.org about plans to cut back the city's newspaper, the Times-Picayune.
News broke this week that the paper's owners plan to publish the Times-Picayune just...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Are you ready for holiday specials? November's TV schedule is loaded with them. But we also gets the premieres of new series "Malibu Country," "Amores Verdaderos," "LOLwork" and "Wedding Band," just to name a few. The biggest premiere might be the Nov. 25...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 1:25 AM
It's been two decades since the maverick Los Angeles homicide detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch made his debut in Michael Connelly's first novel, "The Black Echo." In 18 novels over that span, the hard-charging, short-tempered, fiercely independent Bosch...