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  • True voice brings 'True Detective' to life

    True voice brings 'True Detective' to life
    Among the many things to admire about the new HBO crime series "True Detective" is the title, which is broad, pithy, self-conscious and laced with a stank of menace. Or maybe that's just the smell it gives off when played against the show's apocalyptic expanses: wide-open swaths of rural Louisiana that nevertheless seem thick with shadows, churning refineries and old churches crumbling picturesquely in the high grasses.
  • Still Remembering James Gandolfini

    In the endless cycling that has all but overtaken my profession, if you had anything to say about actor James Gandolfini's death, you were supposed to write it, post it and move on within 24 hours of his passing on June 19. As we all learn sooner or...

    James Gandolfini, killing them softly

    James Gandolfini, killing them softly
    The 12-million viewers who tuned into the final episode of "The Sopranos" in 2007 thought there was a good chance Tony Soprano would get whacked. There was an irrefutable logic to such a denouement: the mob boss had cheated death so many times; the HBO...

    Isn't it time for a TV show about a South Side political dynasty?

     Isn't it time for a TV show about a South Side political dynasty?
    Now that the elections are over, what's good on TV? There are many fine and steamy political dramas set in Chicago. "The Good Wife" and "Boss" are two of my favorites. Yet these shows, like so many others, revolve around white characters. If the...

    Daum: Confessions of a TV couch potato

    Daum: Confessions of a TV couch potato
    I recently attended a lecture by a distinguished man of letters. A poet, novelist, playwright and literary critic, this man also edits journals, directs literary festivals, collaborates on documentary projects, teaches full time at a university and is...