| Apr 20, 2012
| 9:33 AM
"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...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 1:14 PM
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...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 1:13 PM
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...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 8:22 PM
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.
| Apr 15, 2012
| 8:01 PM
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...
| Mar 9, 2008
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-...
| Aug 16, 2008
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...
| Aug 24, 2008
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...
| Aug 29, 2008
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...
| Sep 5, 2008
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...
| Nov 2, 2008
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...
| Nov 7, 2008
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...