| Nov 3, 2011
The crime shows that most accurately depicted the work of homicide detectives, according to Howard County's violent crimes section detectives, were both centered in Baltimore — "Homicide: Life on the Street," which aired on NBC from 1993 to 1999,...
| May 27, 2011
Maryland is no stranger to movies and TV, but with the filming of the HBO political drama "Game Change" here, our small state has taken on its toughest role ever -- Alaska.
Yet production designer Michael Corenblith and set decorator Tiffany Zappulla...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 3:49 PM
Taped to the side of the counter in the junk shop that forms the set for David Mamet's "American Buffalo" at Center Stage is a vintage sign: "People who advocate violence should be shot."
Most people in the audience will never see that sign, or...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 8:56 PM
Television has long played a key role in helping us understand, appreciate and celebrate holidays.
Think "A Charlie Brown Christmas" or viewing the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in your livingroom.
Monday, HBO premieres a new documentary from Alexandra...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 3:10 PM
As I write this, I could swear I hear celebrity TV chef Gordon Ramsay's voice bellowing down 36th Street from Café Hon, 1002 W. 36th St. The host of Fox's "Kitchen Nightmares" is in town with a crew to give the longstanding Hampden eatery a going over for...
| Nov 12, 2011
Set designer Daniel Ettinger and technical director Bill Jamieson spent months painstakingly constructing a world accurate down to the tiniest detail, from the wallpaper pattern to the electrical sockets.
And they weren't one whit less meticulous, even...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 3:01 PM
Immanuel "Mannie" Payne is practicing daily for what he calls his big chance. At 12, the West Baltimore middle schooler will be the youngest of seven contestants to take the stage in the first Charm City Talent Contest Thursday. And, he is the only...
| Nov 11, 2011
At the age of 16, a French villager named Jeanne d'Arc responded to what she said were the voices of saints, exhorting her to take up arms against English invaders. Dressed in male clothing, she led troops to victory in battle after battle before being...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 6:02 AM
Alcide makes a play for Sookie and there's some foreboding ominousness in the clips for Sunday's Season 4 ender.
In our first clip from "And When I Die," Alcide is still reeling from his abrupt break-up (again) with Debbie Pelt (which probably should...
| Aug 4, 2011
Reggie Watts' story is much like that of any other comic: He was a class clown, always goofing off and playing jokes on everybody, much to the consternation of his teachers.
But during his youth in Great Falls, Mont., he also was in the school...
| May 29, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The latest FBI crime statistics reports are out, and Baltimore, despite its lowest homicide rate since the 1980s, is still the fifth-deadliest city in the nation and the seventh most dangerous in terms of overall violent crime.
It's hard to know what...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 7:15 AM
It’s starting to look as if the NFL lockout will affect training camps this summer, but that hasn’t stopped speculation about which team will be the focus of HBO’s popular documentary series, “Hard Knocks.”
So far, teams...