Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail brands around– Williams Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn. But after traveling to Alaska's Prince William Sound, she found her true calling – retail with a cause and online retailer bambeco, seller of sustainable home furnishings, was born.
HBO's Baltimore productions "VEEP" and "Game Change" got solid Emmy notice with the comedy earning a best actress nomination for Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the made-for-TV movie about the 2008 presidential election picking up best actor and actress nominations for Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson.
Everyone knows 'Modern Family' is funny, winning and wise. But does this series somehow transcend politics, too? And if so, how does a half-hour sitcom do that in a day and age when the partisan divide in American life is said to be wider than at any time since the Civil War?
President Obama killed Tuesday on "The View." By the time he started talking about the ways in which the legislation known as Title IX helps empowers girls by giving them opportunity to learn confidence and teamwork through sports, I literally put down my notebook and applauded the TV screen.
Aaron Sorkin's "The West Wing" notwithstanding, prime-time television has never gone as far into the deep end of the political pool as it is about to do this year. At least four Washington-centric shows are in the works or set to premiere, including Maryland-based "VEEP" and "House of Cards."
Baltimore's Josh Charles was earned an Emmy nomination Thursday as best supporting actor for his fine work in the CBS drama "The Good Wife." His competition for the award is: John Slattery (Mad Men), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Walton Goggin (Justified) and Peter Drinkage (Game of Thrones).