| Jan 20, 2012
| 10:38 AM
It's Saturday night at Canton's Du Burns Arena, and Mike "The Prodigy" Bennett flexes and preens as his opponent, Ring of Honor champion Jay Lethal, staggers across the mat.
As the bad-boy wrestler's scantily clad girlfriend-valet joins the gloating,...
| 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...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 11:07 AM
After weeks of partisan sniping, the public finally gets to judge HBO's Sarah Palin docudrama "Game Change" for itself this weekend. But the campaign for more politics as TV drama has only begun.
Aaron Sorkin's"The West Wing"notwithstanding, prime-time...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 12:13 AM
Greetings boys and GHOULs!
The second season of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' premieres on Sunday evening, and before I get going with this new TV Lust blog, I wanted to share a few thoughts on the series and introduce myself.
My story is fairly typical. I...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 12:35 PM
"VEEP," the HBO political satire starring Julia-Louis-Dreyfus, started production Monday on location in the Baltimore area, Gov. Martin O'Malley and the cable channel said.
The Maryland Film Office estimates that the first season of the series will...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:54 AM
It's a cold, gray Friday afternoon in a dark and drafty concrete warehouse at an industrial park in Columbia. Not exactly the setting in which anyone would expect to find glamour, wit or the next big thing in pop culture.
But through a series of doors...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 3:06 PM
UPDATES with reaction to the film from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office...
Using digitalmedia once again to end run the cable TV industry, Al Jazeera English posted its latest documentary, "Baltimore: Anatomy of an American City," online Tuesday...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Baltimore-area viewers won't see it in their TV listings, but this week a program will premiere on the Al Jazeera English channel that could do more to shape the world's image of their city than any other media coverage or civic promotion done all year....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 5:38 AM
Al Jazeera English will premiere a thought-provoking and hard-hitting documentary about Baltimore tonight, but viewers here won't be able to see it on cable TV.
That's outrageous, ignorant and maddening. That's the conclusion I came to last week while...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 4:23 AM
To borrow from "A Hard Day's Night," Russell Brand is a mod, a rocker and a mocker.
He's got an edgy version of elfin charm — if you can call a 6-foot-1 man elfin. Lately he's had a mocker's version of a Midas touch. He gave voice to the Easter...
| May 27, 2012
| 8:19 PM
First, the bad news: The boy-king Joffrey is still alive.
Now, the good news: That was one amazing episode of television.
Written by George R.R. Martin himself (hallowed be his name) and directed by Neill Marshall, "Blackwater" used the lion's...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 5:40 AM
Ah yes, we return this week to the "Real Housewives of New York City" with another fight about London, a single storyline with LuAnn's pregnancy problems, and a few jabs by Ramona.
Honestly, there was nothing new with the NYC ladies this week. It felt...