| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:42 PM
With the news heard 'round the world that the Oscar-winning Ben Affleck will fill the boots of Christian Bale by playing Batman in a film due in 2015, it's possible that we've all forgotten that Affleck was very effectively nurturing a fruitful post-"...
| Aug 30, 2013
Millions of Time Warner Cable subscribers deprived of CBS and Showtime have every reason to be enraged. But they should put that anger to good use.
The standoff tells us something important about the television industry. Despite urging from the...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It wasn't just that Ron Howard didn't follow Formula One racing.
He was equally unfamiliar with the particulars of NASCAR, Indy car, drag racing, monster trucks — if it had four wheels and wasn't his car, what was there to worry about?
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:52 AM
With three more episodes to go in the season, "Under the Dome" is comfortably winning in ratings and viewership on Monday nights.
The CBS show, based on Stephen King's book about a small town trapped under a transparent dome, increased its audience...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Twelve years after the attacks that brought down the World Trade Center, the shelf of essential 9/11 reading remains pretty small.
There’s “The 9/11 Commission Report,” which I’ve long considered to be the defining narrative of...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Every generation, it seems, has its own favorite coming-of-age movies. And though tastes change, as does the definition of "coming of age" — including everyone from preteens to young adults in their 20s — these five films are among the ones...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:08 PM
“Under the Dome” won the rating race again Monday night, attracting 11.37 million viewers, up 2% from last week.
The CBS series, based on the book by Stephen King about a small town mysteriously trapped under a transparent dome, was by far...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — CBS' brooding procedural "Unforgettable" of 2011-2012 featured a detective with a mind so uncanny no memory ever truly disappeared.
It's a fitting premise.
After canceling "Unforgettable" at the end of the 2012 season, CBS is now...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 11:49 AM
NBC is voting for Hillary Rodham Clinton - at least in miniseries form.
The network is preparing a four-hour biopic, "Hillary," that will star Diane Lane as the former first lady and secretary of State. The miniseries will probably air sometime before...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Time Warner Cable subscribers in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas may be steaming that they will miss the CBS series "Under the Dome" for the second week in a row because of a distribution dispute between the two companies.
The back-and-forth between...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:53 AM
If you'd like to see Vice's beautifully-lit photograph of a model portraying Sylvia Plath kneeling before an open oven -- in a dress from Chloe Sevigny -- you're too late. That photo appeared in a fashion spread illustrating the suicides of female...