James C. "Jim" Owings Jr., a retired University of Maryland math professor who had a penchant for collecting AMC Eagles automobiles, died Jan. 12 from lung cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The lifelong Riderwood resident was 77.
At 32 years old, Christopher C. Rogers, one of the co-creators of the AMC television drama "Halt and Catch Fire," is one of the youngest and brightest creators in the industry. The show revolves around a rogue corporate computer guru, Joe MacMillian (Lee Pace), who snowballs a Texas software company into creating the first portable PC.
All kinds of impressive numbers were flying around last week in the wake of Emmy nominees being announced. HBO ran up an industry-leading 99 nominations overall with 19 for its gory and glorious ¿Game of Thrones¿ alone.
The 2,500 slot machines being installed at Horseshoe incorporate the latest technology and pop-culture themes, ranging from "The Walking Dead" to the retro 1960s-era "Batman" television show. Unlike yesterday's one-armed bandits, today's machines are more akin to video games and some even mimic arcade rides, rocking your chair like a mechanical bull.
Baltimore County Public Library's Summer Reading Program begins June 16 and runs through Aug. 10 is not only awarding more prizes to children for reading more often. It is celebrating "the wonders of all types of science."
My bold prediction after last week's controversial episode of "The Walking Dead" was that this week would slow things way down in preparation for the grand Season 4 finale next Sunday evening. Well, this week's episode ¿ entitled "Us" ¿ wasn't exactly slow, but I doubt it will draw the crowds to the water cooler this morning either. There was plenty to keep our attention, but not quite enough to demand it.
Would you care for some Crazy Cheese? Why yes, yes I would. But I would also be OK with some Kraft Easy Cheese. On Sunday night's episode of "The Walking Dead" on AMC, Michonne tempts Carl with a can of aerosol spray cheese, referring to it as Crazy Cheese. Carl was all upset about the loss of younger sister Judith, and Michonne was trying to lighten his mood by spraying processed cheese product all in her mouth snd groaning like a zombie. It was a pretty good bit, I thought, and I would have cracked up if I was Carl. I get that he's going through his "Slipknot" phase but hey Carl, life sucks for everyone right now, why you gotta make it worse by acting like a dick?
Whoa! There is a ton of heavy stuff to discuss from Sunday night's midseason finale of "The Walking Dead" on AMC, but first, a serious question: Is the Governor really dead? I know that we saw him get stabbed through the center of the back and chest with Michonne's Shinobi sword, and then we saw Lilly stand over him and fire her gun in the direction of his head. But we never actually saw him die. I've learned that in shows like these - "The Walking Dead", "Magnum, P.I.", "Legends of the Hidden Temple" - that a character isn't actually dead and gone until we see their rotten, decomposing carcass. I know that "Talking Dead" included the Governor in their "In Memoriam" segment, but that could just be misdirection. After all, "Talking Dead" is there to promote "The Walking Dead" and its storylines, and we were clearly meant to assume that the Governor had passed. Ditto for Judith, though that was a little more ambiguous and she was not included "In Memoriam".
I know I've been harping on how little has happened so far in Season 4 of "The Walking Dead," and at times that was because I was dozing off or not paying enough attention, but I was focused from start to finish during Sunday night's new episode, "Indifference," and seriously, very little happened. First of all, only one (inconsequential) human and nine or ten zombies were butchered.
Equipped with a small gladiator shield, plastic sword and red cape, Beth Lewis, 48, said her daughter talked her into completing in the Tomato Run 5K at Ripken Stadium for her birthday. Before the race began, she said she hopes her shield will block her and keep her from getting too messy.
"Breaking Bad" went out big Sunday night for AMC in the ratings attracting an audience of 10.3 million viewers for its final episode. That was three times the audience it drew for last year's season finale.
When the Maryland workers building the sets for "House of Cards" started sawing and hammering the offices and homes of characters like Francis and Claire Underwood 20 months ago in Harford County, most of them were thinking only of earning a steady paycheck, not being part of TV history.
A new gay film premiering in the Baltimore region on Friday features the actor Wendell Pierce -- of "The Wire" fame -- as a conflicted husband and father who has an affair with a teenage boy he meets online.