| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Actor James Gandolfini had long been a big fan of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and the feeling was mutual, in particular for guitarist Steve Van Zandt, who worked closely with Gandolfini on “The Sopranos” in his role as mob...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Steven Van Zandt — the 62-year-old guitarist for the E Street Band, a political activist who famously took action in the 1980s against the Sun City resort in South Africa and a late-in-life actor who played Silvio Dante on "The Sopranos" — is,...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"The Sopranos" reunited Thursday night to honor wounded veterans and James Gandolfini's contribution to service members' lives.
The HBO show's writer and exec producer, David Chase, introduced the inaugural James Gandolfini Award at the Wounded Warrior...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Times television critics Mary McNamara and Robert Lloyd trade a few emails on the subject of "Breaking Bad."
Mary: I just read your "final thoughts piece" and fear we are the only two TV critics in America who didn't love "Breaking Bad" with an...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Because "Breaking Bad" is great art, the drama invites many different interpretations.
SPOILER ALERT: You can pick the themes and scenes that mean the most to you in this wrenching saga of Walt White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher turned drug...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:59 PM
The postmortems are in for the most anticipated episode of television in 2013.
Reviews seem generally satisfied -- The Times' own Mary McNamara said, "Not only did Vince Gilligan's five-season, hyper-violent prose poem to midlife male frustration tie...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:19 AM
To celebrate the ending of "Breaking Bad," I've drawn up a list of the 50 greatest drama series to air in the United States.
I based the selections on the programs' quality, their influence, the length of their original runs and their continuing...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:06 AM
After the coffee. Before making sure all my expense reports are filed.
The Skinny: A lot going on this weekend. I'm hoping to catch either "Don Jon" or "Enough Said" and then Sunday is football, "Breaking Bad," "Homeland" and "The Good Wife." Oh, and a...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Sunday night confirms the view of "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan that we are in a golden age of TV drama.
"Homeland" and "The Good Wife" return. "Masters of Sex," the strongest new series this fall, arrives on Showtime. And "Breaking Bad"...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Going into Sunday's Emmy telecast, all eyes are on "Breaking Bad." It's picked up a slew of acting awards during its five-season run and is this year's odds-on favorite for drama series; as the show moves toward its Sept. 29 finale, its ratings have...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Sunday night's Emmy Awards featured the standard "In Memoriam" segment, in which the faces and clips of the recently deceased played to varying levels of applause. But this year, they made a decision to single out five people to receive special tributes,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Idris Elba isn't afraid of his shadowy past. Actually, the actor seems to find revealing his secrets cathartic, as noted in his profile for GQ's October issue.
The 41-year-old British actor rose to fame as a drug kingpin on HBO's critically acclaimed...