| Jun 30, 2011
| 4:30 PM
In the end, Glenn Beck's last hour on Fox News Thursday after 2 and 1/2 years of considerable controversy, was relatively quiet, banal and kind of pathetic.
Beck told viewers several times how "amazing" the last 2 and 1/2 years have been. It was an...
| Dec 27, 2011
As fans of the late Christopher Hitchens cycle through the five stages of grief, it's interesting to see which of his opinions can still inspire the kind of anger that is unlikely to ever fade into acceptance. There are, of course, the obvious candidates:...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Media companies routinely play chicken in negotiations over such issues as retransmission fees and bundling, terms that mean next to nothing to their customers until one of the companies they subscribe to lets things get out of hand.
| Jan 22, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Plan your week with our guide to everything going on 1/23 through 1/29.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Man on a Ledge
One for the Money
House (returns; 8 p.m.; Fox)
Hart of Dixie (returns; 9 p.m.; the CW)
The Real Housewives of...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 9:33 AM
WJZ-TV enjoyed one of its most successful ratings books ever in January winning all competitive weekday news time periods with viewers 25 to 54 years of age, the demographic on which most TV news ad sales are made. WJZ also won in total viewers in those...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:19 AM
"The Best of Leon," "My Favorite Leon Part," "Leon Awesomeness" — these are all YouTube titles. The clips are taken from Larry David's long-running HBO sitcom, "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
In the videos, David, the show's neurotic protagonist, is a mere...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 5:03 AM
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Cowboys & Aliens
Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Mongo Wrestling Alliance (season finale; 12:15 a.m. Monday; Adult Swim)
There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane (special; 9 p.m. Monday; HBO)
The A-List: New York...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 6:00 AM
MOVIES OPENING (Friday, unless otherwise noted)
The Help (Wednesday)
30 Minutes or Less
The Devil’s Double
Final Destination 5
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Bachelor Pad (season premiere; 8 p.m. Monday; ABC)
The Bling Ring...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Lots of folks are probably suffering symptoms of Colbert-withdrawal due to the sudden -- and unexplained suspension of the Colbert Report's taping. The Washington Post noted: Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” suddenly canceled taping...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:13 PM
Say what you will about the controversies the Baltimore Police Department has found itself embroiled in over the years, but we can say definitely that they're not involved in the Trayvon Martin case. That's the Sanford Police Department, outside Orlando,...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 5:34 PM
"TV is a vast wonderland. There's no place like TV. Except for HBO, it's not TV."
That was the opening lyric sung by Jane Lynch, and it left me ice cold. It didn't work as a show tune, and it failed worse in its attempt to cut it as both salute and...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 6:27 PM
Few understand the club that Adam Riess joined Tuesday when he received a 5:30 a.m. phone call from Sweden.
But Carol Greider received the same call two years ago, and soon she'll sit with her Johns Hopkins University colleague and tell him what it's...