| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:45 AM
I stopped paying much attention to Lifetime after the cable channel branded itself “Television for Women” in the 1990s and started offering exploitative made-for-TV movies like the 1997 production of “My Stepson, My Lover” with...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Howard County's rapidly growing senior population got some mixed news last week. The bad news: The part of their brain that controls short-term memory has been shrinking at an average rate of .5 percent a year since they turned 50. The good news: That...
| Mar 16, 2014
Six months in, there is more to say about Al Jazeera America than that its ratings stink. But that's about the only thing I see written about the Qatar-owned cable channel these days.
The ratings are minuscule — about one-half the audience that Al...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Should state legislators fail to offer enough tax incentives to keep Frank Underwood and his "House of Cards" gang filming happily in Maryland, D.C. mayoral candidate Vincent Orange has a helpful suggestion.
How about filming in Washington? Seeing as...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:20 PM
When Laurel's new director of communications, Audrey Barnes, was considering taking the job last month, she decided to become reacquainted with her hometown.
Barnes, who grew up in Montpelier in the 1970s and graduated from Laurel High, said she was...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:07 PM
An exhibit on "The Americans," an FX series starring Keri Russell as a Soviet spy living in 1980s America, opened at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
From background on a band of real soviet agents discovered in the U.S....
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Spies, sex, drugs and a beaming Ronald Reagan.
Those are the elements for one of the most arresting scenes you'll see this year on television. It will air Wednesday night on "The Americans," one of the most talked-about series this spring on cable TV....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 5:58 PM
A tentative deal was reached Thursday in Annapolis to increase tax credits for film and television productions shot in Maryland, in a bid to keep popular TV series like "House of Cards" and "Veep" from abandoning the state.
A joint conference...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Do you have the charisma of Oprah, the peppiness of Katie Couric and the wit of Letterman?
Ok, um.... well, do you at least have the Mr. Rogers' knack for popping in businesses with his television neighbor?
The city's local access cable channel is...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:24 PM
The breakdown in Annapolis over boosting incentives for films and television series shot in Maryland has left the state without enough money to give Netflix's "House of Cards" what it was seeking to produce its next season here, officials acknowledged...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
I kept thinking as I was screening the new FX series, "Fargo," that it wasn't all that impressive.
And then, I looked up and realized I had been watching for three hours straight.
I guess it depends on how you define impressive.
At best, it's...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
During a rather frantic Hollywood party one night in 1933, a film director pontificates on the heavily-laden-with-historic-woe type of actors he wants to portray the slaves in his new antebellum epic.
A black maid named Vera Stark, eager to get into...