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  • Movie review: 'The Purge: Anarchy'

    Movie review: 'The Purge: Anarchy'
    "The Purge: Anarchy" is a good deal bloodier, but also — gulp — a good deal better than its predecessor. Make no mistake, a good "Purge" does not equal a good movie, but the post-apocalyptic thriller is slightly more interesting because it...
  • Robert F. Chew, who played Proposition Joe on 'The Wire,' dead at 52

    Robert F. Chew, who played Proposition Joe on 'The Wire,' dead at 52
    Click here for the gallery "The Wire: Where Are they Now?" Robert F. Chew, a 52-year-old Baltimore actor and teacher who portrayed one of television’s most unforgettable characters as Proposition Joe on HBO’s “The Wire,” died...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap, 'Spaghetti and Coffee'

    'Boardwalk Empire' recap, 'Spaghetti and Coffee'
    "Ordinary men avoid trouble, extraordinary men turn it to their advantage." - Gaston Means Nucky Thompson has ever been the disciplined emperor with an attention to detail, but this week we found him forgetting what day it was, blowing off the Pope,...
  • 'The Wire' named No. 1 show of all time by Entertainment Weekly

    'The Wire' named No. 1 show of all time by Entertainment Weekly
    We're a bit biased, but the staff at EW are clearly geniuses.  In the magazine's latest issue, out Friday, the writers and editors have named Baltimore-set social tapestry "The Wire" as the No. 1 TV show. Of all time. Here's what they had to say:...
  • 'Game of Thrones' enters the therapist's office

    'Game of Thrones' enters the therapist's office
    Forget the water cooler — or any other public space like social media or the Internet. When a TV show strikes the kind of psychic chords that HBO’s “Game of Thrones” did last week with its blood-drenched Red Wedding sequence, the...
  • Anthony Bourdain to end 'No Reservations' with taste of 'The Wire'

    Anthony Bourdain to end 'No Reservations' with taste of 'The Wire'
    The very last episode of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" will offer a taste of both New York and Baltimore. The Baltimore flavor will come by way of "The Wire."  As the Los Angeles Times puts it, Bourdain has frequently "geeked out" about "The...
  • Omar actor binged on coke while filming 'The Wire'

    Omar actor binged on coke while filming 'The Wire'
    Michael K. Williams, who played Omar in "The Wire," is talking about his years of drug abuse and saying he's surprised it didn't lead to him ending up in a body bag. Williams tells the Newark Star-Ledger that while he was playing Omar in the Baltimore-...
  • Trailer out for Common movie made in Baltimore

    Trailer out for Common movie made in Baltimore
    If the trailer for "Luv" is any indication, Baltimore is about to get itself some serious screen time. In the just-released teaser for the movie starring Common, Baltimore is everywhere -- there are glimpses of any number of city neighborhoods...
  • Michael K. Williams builds his own TV empire

    Michael K. Williams builds his own TV empire
    Michael Kenneth Williams is feeling lucky these days. The 44-year-old performer known to fans of HBO's "The Wire" as fearless stickup man Omar Little says there is nothing he's wanted more since the Baltimore-based drama ended than to "just...
  • Omar's coming -- but it's to a silly network sitcom

    Omar's coming -- but it's to a silly network sitcom
    Michael K. Williams, who played one of the greatest villains in TV history on HBO's "The Wire," is joining the cast of NBC's "Community" for three episodes, according to Dan Harmon, executive producer of the NBC sitcom. Williams, who played stick-up...
  • 'Wire' actress 'Snoop' pleads guilty in drug case

    'Wire' actress 'Snoop' pleads guilty in drug case
    Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who overcame a troubled childhood and a murder conviction to launch an acting career as a drug-gang assassin on HBO's "The Wire," pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to sell heroin. She was sentenced to seven years in prison,...
  • 'The Wire' has ended, but its talent is still being tapped

    'The Wire' has ended, but its talent is still being tapped
    With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's guilty plea last week to conspiracy to sell heroin, one question being asked by fans of "The Wire" is how other cast members of the Baltimore-based series are doing. The answer: Several are doing just fine professionally....