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  • From halls of 'Downton Abbey,' to 'House of Cards,' a great midseason

    From halls of 'Downton Abbey,' to 'House of Cards,' a great midseason
    Midseason used to be a time for networks to put on series that weren’t good enough to make the fall lineup. The thinking was: The money has been spent to make these episodes, so let’s try to get something out of them by plugging them for shows...
  • Spank Rock, Death Set return for annual Xmas Party show

    Spank Rock, Death Set return for annual Xmas Party show
    For many Baltimoreans, it's not the holiday season until the lighting of the Washington Monument or a stroll down Hampden's 34th Street. But for fans of chaotic, sweaty, dance-fueled scenes, it's not Christmastime until the Baltimore Bass Connection's...
  • Where 'Homeland' fits on 'The Family Tree' of great TV drama

    Where 'Homeland' fits on 'The Family Tree' of great TV drama
    When Henry Bromell won the Writers' Guild Award this year for scripting “The Good Soldier” episode of “Homeland,” he thanked Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana. Why, you might wonder, would this California screenwriter be thanking...
  • Baltimore featured on BBC America chef competition show

    Baltimore featured on BBC America chef competition show
    The first season of "Chef Race: U.S. vs. U.K.," a chef competition show on BBC America, is drawing to a close. There are only two episodes left. During Tuesday night's episode, which begins at 10 p.m., the contestants will be making a stop in Baltimore....
  • 'The Hour' returns with what might just be best cast on television

    'The Hour' returns with what might just be best cast on television
    It's not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America's miniseries "The Hour" was last year. But that's the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit...
  • Extremists on both sides insist on having their own 'facts'

    It is amazing how differently different people see things. I suspect much of these differences boil down to simply which news broadcasts and talk show hosts we tune to. If only we could have news stations like the BBC, which believe it or not, actually...
  • Good look at Baltimore-made 'House of Cards' [video]

    Good look at Baltimore-made 'House of Cards' [video]
    Netflix today released a stylish trailer for "House of Cards," the Baltimore-made political thriller starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. The opening suggests that screenwriter Beau Willimon has successfully re-imagined the tricky form of address...
  • Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky to give recital for Washington Performing Arts Society

    Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky to give recital for Washington Performing Arts Society
    Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the Russian baritone who will give a recital for the Washington Performing Arts Society at the Kennedy Center Wednesday night, has one of the finest voices of our time. He doesn’t mind saying so himself. “It is still a...
  • In American newspapers, headline writing has a tendency toward the prosaic, Briton finds

    It's a fair cop. Tom Chivers, the estimable blogger for Britain's Telegraph, loves American newspapers, which he finds "considered, thoughtful and impartial" (at least by British standards). But our headline writing strikes him as solid mahogany. From...
  • 'House of Cards' show-runner to visit Towson University

    'House of Cards' show-runner to visit Towson University
    The folks at "House of Cards" sure love the Baltimore area. Not only is the majority of the political thriller filmed in and around the city (and, full disclosure, in The Baltimore Sun newsroom), now the show's head honcho, Beau Willimon, is slated to...
  • Monday morning talkers: Rapture preacher 'flabbergasted'

    On¬†weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National¬† • Preacher who predicted end of...
  • Tuesday morning talkers: Bill Ayers, Black panther craziness, and a free gun with every TV

    On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National • War in Libya costs $600...