| May 14, 2013
| 12:44 PM
It's taken eight seasons, but "How I Met Your Mother" finally delivered on Monday night its essential promise: the identity of "the Mother" was revealed.
For those who don't want to know, turn away here.
On the show's eighth season finale, the...
| May 1, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Don't count on being able to subscribe to Time Warner's HBO as a stand-alone service anytime soon.
Speaking to analysts on an earnings call for its first-quarter results, Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes threw cold water on the idea that it might...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Liev Schreiber exudes a cool, unstudied masculinity. Tall and thoughtful with stubble on a strong jaw, he breaks for a cigarette and coffee on the set of his new show, "Ray Donovan," which premieres Sunday on Showtime.
The 45-year-old actor plays the...
| Jan 7, 2013
Tony Lip, 82, a veteran character actor known for playing mob roles on "The Sopranos" television show and in films, died Friday at a hospital in Teaneck, N.J. Family members told New Jersey's Record newspaper that Lip, a resident of Paramus, N.J., had...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:21 AM
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...
| Jul 19, 2012
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...