| Dec 3, 2012
| 2:54 AM
Well THAT wasn't how the Dixon brothers reunion was supposed to go down!
For a second, right after the Governor accused Merle of being a traitor in Sunday night's episode, I was very scared that ol' Merle was going to get killed off right then and...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:01 PM
When Henry Bromell won the Writers' Guild Award this year for scripting “The Good Soldier” episode of “Homeland,” he thanked Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana.
Why, you might wonder, would this California screenwriter be thanking...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 12:25 PM
It's not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America's miniseries "The Hour" was last year.
But that's the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:41 PM
More than a year ago, police suspected that James Berry III had killed a man during a triple shooting in Bolton Hill, and they presented their evidence to prosecutors.
At the time, the case was not deemed strong enough to merit arresting Berry, once a...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:56 AM
"I need a bath, some chow, and then you and me sit down, and we talk about who dies."- Al Capone
"Two Imposters" picks up no more than a couple hours after the crate containing Owen Slater showed up at Nucky Thompson's door. Right away, "Boardwalk...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 12:46 PM
When Anthony Bourdain brings his Guts & Glory tour to the Hippodrome on Saturday, it will be a return engagement for the notoriously opinionated "chef-at-large".
Bourdain launched the Hippodrome's annual Foodie Experience series in May 2010, when he...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 8:50 AM
"The Wire" certainly made Charm City look like it was going to the dogs. With good reason. Turns out the acclaimed HBO series had close ties to canine Baltimore.
I reported last week about "The Wire" crew's adventures with neighborhood pit bulls, and...
| May 31, 2011
| 7:03 PM
The Obama administration has some very pressing matters on its hands: Three overseas wars, an economy struggling to recover and a massive budget shortfall.
So, what are administration officials spending their time doing? Why, ordering more episodes of...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 8:23 AM
An online travel show came to parts of Baltimore where "The Wire" was shot and turned up a story about pit bulls and entrepreneurial guys in the 'hood.
"We had a situation, I think it was on season three, where one of the residents had their pit bull out...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:38 AM
Ever since I heard some enterprising Baltimoreans used pit bulls to try to shake down "The Wire" crew for money, I've wondered: Did the scheme actually work?
In case you missed it, I reported earlier this week that an online travel show visiting parts of...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 8:27 AM
David Simon thinks I zapped comments he posted to an item on my blog, about his offer to do another season of "The Wire" if Attorney General Eric Holder stops the war on drugs.
I'm sure a MacArthur "genius" like David Simon can figure out how to post a...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 9:00 PM
Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award.
The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...