| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:41 AM
David Simon, creator of the HBO series "Treme," will join a Sunday afternoon reception at Johnny's (4800 Roland Avenue, johnnysdownstairs.com) in Roland Park for cookbook author Lolis Eric Elie.
Elie, a staff writer and story editor on the series,...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:44 AM
In two decades of covering David Simon’s television career, one thing I can say with absolute certainty is that he was never boring or predictable.
And he came through again last week in an interview that I had imagined as a simple Q&A advancing...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:41 AM
A new film premiering in the Baltimore region on Friday features the actor Wendell Pierce, a familiar face to many here, as a conflicted husband and father who has an affair with a teenage boy he meets online.
Pierce, best known for his portrayal of...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:44 AM
The very last episode of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations" will offer a taste of both New York and Baltimore.
The Baltimore flavor will come by way of "The Wire."
As the Los Angeles Times puts it, Bourdain has frequently "geeked out" about "The...
| May 25, 2012
| 1:34 PM
David Simon whose HBO show "Treme" is shot in New Orleans, is venting to the media site Poynter.org about plans to cut back the city's newspaper, the Times-Picayune.
News broke this week that the paper's owners plan to publish the Times-Picayune just...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:01 AM
David Simon did it. And now Bunk is doing it too -- protesting drastic cuts at New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Wendell Pierce, who played Bunk on "The Wire," has joined a number of big names from New Orleans to tell the newspaper's parent company that they...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Agnieszka Holland's Holocaust movies, like "Angry Harvest" and "Europa Europa," are a world away from concentration camp tear-jerkers like Robert Benigni's Oscar-winning smash "Life Is Beautiful."
Holland's films are uninhibited and sexual, gutsy and...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 11:52 AM
There is certainly no shortage of outstanding leading men working in American TV drama these days. Jon Hamm, Damian Lewis and Michael C. Hall to name a few.
But it would be hard to find any whose proven range is greater than that of Dominic West, star of...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 12:42 PM
GiveCorps, a philanthropic community that gives to local nonprofit organizations, was formed because of Generation Y. It was started two years ago in an effort to help nonprofits connect with a young audience, according to Peter Jackson, the vice...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2011
Last season in previewing HBO's "Treme," I said that in 30 years of writing about television, I had never heard music used as organically, wisely and powerfully as it was in the New Orleans-based series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer. I also...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 9:43 AM
The Hippodrome Theatre has announced the first group of restaurants and caterers that have committed to the post-show event of its Foodie Experience event featuring Alton Brown. Most of them are veterans from last year's inaugural edition, which...