| 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...
| Mar 29, 2013
The wildly popular epic fantasy series "Game of Thrones" opens its third season on HBO on Sunday.
And now those of us who are hooked on the medieval fantasy must ask ourselves:
Are we nerds? And do we really care if we're nerds?
No. And no.
| 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...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The Corleones. People have been talking about them, obsessing on them, quoting them and referencing them for more than 40 years, since Mario Puzo’s pulpy little bestseller first took hold of the reading public. But it was the story’s...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Steven Van Zandt's gig on "Not Fade Away" began with a disappointment.
The first feature from "Sopranos" creator David Chase, the film follows a group of New Jersey high-school kids as they put together a garage band in the wake of the British Invasion....
| May 30, 2012
| 6:57 AM
The abs of Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino have been immortalized in comic book form. The "Jersey Shore" personality and Wizard World unveiled the cover of his new comic Wednesday, in which Sitch is a superhero.
Created by Sitch and artist Greg Horn, the...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Last month after a screening, even as the lights came up in the theater, I could feel "Zero Dark Thirty" fading, its images and impact already softening in my head. No, no, wait: not fading — mingling. If our cultural experiences rub shoulders at...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:18 PM
When Alan Sepinwall was hired as a TV critic just out of college in 1996, he had no way of knowing he was about to witness “a big bang of sorts,” as he puts it in his new book "The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and...
| 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...