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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...
The thrust of Gregg Bernstein's campaign against longtime incumbent Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia Jessamy was that her office was badly managed and too often produced incompetent performances in the courtroom. In that context, his pledge to...
Tags: Crimes, Judges, Criminals, Trials, Defendants
Melissa Leo is conflicted. For her latest film, "The Fighter," where she co-stars opposite Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale in a performance that's destined to earn her a second Oscar nomination, has her all knotted up with different emotions. At once,...
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...
Tags: Crimes, Lee, Film Festivals, Illinois, Genres
A competitor in a contested state's attorney's race called the Baltimore Police Department's rape unit a "gimmick." Officials suggested a hotline in which victims of sexual assault could dial "RAPE" and speak to a detective 24 hours a day. Outraged...
Tags: Crimes, Assault, Bolton Hill, Theft, Sexual Assault
Show TrackerWith all the talk of music being a so-called "character" in HBO's "Treme," now might be a good time to shift to another creative discipline that the New Orleans series co-stars: food. There's a reason, it turns out, that creators......
Show TrackerWhile the rest of series television was watching a fantasy about a fictional island, HBO broadcast the latest installment in a less footloose kind of drama: about the real New Orleans, where time froze on Aug. 29, 2005, and more......
Show TrackerFalling in love with a television series is a singular experience. It’s a creation that infects your brain, your heart, your emotions. You think about it from week to week when it’s not on, you contemplate the next episode as......
KTLA NewsGLENDORA -- It's a dangerous night-game that can turn deadly in an instant for young people in Southern California: street racing. And one stretch of Glendora Mountain Road above Glendora is prime real estate for street racers in the San Gabriel Valley....
Show TrackerIn Steve Earle's cameo during this week's season finale of "Treme," he's playing a guitar that has "This machine floats" written on its body. It's a clever reference to the inscription that Woody Guthrie had on his guitar, which read,......
Show TrackerDavid Simon, creator of HBO's "Treme" and "The Wire," will receive the outstanding television writer award at this year's Austin Film Festival. Simon will receive the award at the festival's award luncheon on Oct. 23 at the Austin club. He......
L.A. Times Olympics BlogNow that the International Olympic Committee has snubbed Chicago and chose Rio de Janeiro to play host to the 2016 Summer Games, will the U.S. Olympic Committee try again to bring the Olympics to this country? How about to this......
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