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  • Review: 'VEEP' shines a hilarious light on often dim-witted world of politics

    Review: 'VEEP' shines a hilarious light on often dim-witted world of politics
    "VEEP" is the kind of series that separates HBO from almost every other channel or network making television these days. It takes great risks, dares to break new ground, includes some of the most imaginative artists working in the arts and aims for...
  • 'Game Change' - Sarah Palin posse flipping out over HBO film before seeing it

    'Game Change' - Sarah Palin posse flipping out over HBO film  before seeing it
    Last week, I wrote about HBO's "Game Change" right after screening the two-hour film about the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin. You can read it here. I described the film as "so political in so many good ways," and predicted...
  • Brent Bozell joins the right-wing chorus of complaints over HBO's 'Game Change'

    Brent Bozell joins the right-wing chorus of complaints over HBO's 'Game Change'
    And the hits keep coming ... Yesterday, I wrote about complaints lodged by members of Sarah Palin's Alaska posse against HBO's "Game Change," a film about the 2008 GOP presidential campaign that is scheduled to premiere March 10. You should know that...
  • Budget impasse in Annapolis threatens thriving local TV industry

    Budget impasse in Annapolis threatens thriving local TV industry
    After four tough years, these are heady days in the world of Maryland TV and film production. Last month, "Game Change," the Baltimore-made HBO docudrama on the 2008 presidential election, premiered to strong reviews and even stronger debate. This week,...
  • Talking about HBO's 'Girls' - A dazzling debut for a stunningly smart comedy

    Talking about HBO's 'Girls' - A dazzling debut for a stunningly smart comedy
    If you didn't see the debut of HBO's"Girls" Sunday night, here's some advice: Do whatever it takes to see it. Smart people are going to be talking and talking and talking some more about it for weeks. In 30 years of writing about television,  I cannot...
  • 'The Wire' finale is a cop-out for a once-great show

    David Simon wrote a brilliant finale for The Wire. Unfortunately, it was in 2004 at the end of Season 3 - not the 90-minute final episode of the Baltimore-based drama that will air tonight on HBO.Four years ago, series creator Simon wrote a season-...
  • Ex-Terps roundup: Rookies in NFL training camp

    Several Terps football alums from the class of 2008 have made their way onto NFL training camp rosters this summer. Here's a look at how the class is faring: • According to Scout.com, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden thinks defensive...
  • A hero's welcome, a new life in fame

    A hero's welcome, a new life in fame
    When Michael Phelps left his mother's house in Rodgers Forge four years ago, he was - despite his six gold medals and his 19 years on Earth - still a boy in almost every sense. Soon he'll return to Baltimore a 23-year-old man. He'll return not to his...
  • sports summary

    More TV work for Michael Phelps: Baltimore's swimming superstar Michael Phelps is going beyond his Saturday Night Live gig. He'll make a cameo appearance on the HBO series Entourage and also will be a presenter at MTV's Video Music Awards. NEWS PG 19...
  • Phelps in the fast lane

    This is what 24 hours in the life of Michael Phelps look like these days: (These days being the aftermath of the Beijing Olympics, in which Phelps went from a very good swimmer whom few knew to an even better swimmer whom the country has made the...
  • Parker and the city: HBO pilot films here

    Parker and the city: HBO pilot films here
    First it was drugs, crime and corruption, now it's sex. TV and Baltimore sure make for an interesting mix. A year after The Wire stopped filming here, the pilot for another HBO television series, this one based on a book by D.C. sex blogger Jessica...
  • Emanuel's 'Rahmbo' image

    Rahm Emanuel combines political instincts, White House experience and a Chicago tough-guy attitude - traits he's likely to need as President-elect Obama's new chief of staff. His combative style as political director in the early days of the Clinton...