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  • 'Treme': A flashback in the season finale opens a window to Season 2

     
    In 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,......
  • 'Treme' creator David Simon to be honored at Austin Film Festival

     
    David 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......
  • 'Treme': Khandi Alexander, as LaDonna Batiste-Williams, has no time for your problems

     
    If you’ve got a spare half hour and want some schooling, after you finish watching episode #3 of "Treme" in its entirety, go back and watch only Khandi Alexander’s scenes. Fast-forward through the other stuff – which continues to be......
  • Melissa Leo: A lot of fight in her

    Melissa Leo: A lot of fight in her
    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,...
  • Critic's Notebook: 'Treme's' collection of beautiful moments

    Critic's Notebook: 'Treme's' collection of beautiful moments
    Every city has its own singular character — just ask Minneapolis about St. Paul — but there is perhaps no American city as singularly singular, as stubbornly exotic, as attached to its difference as New Orleans, that funky little cosmopolis...
  • David Mills dies at 48; Emmy-winning writer for 'The Wire,' 'NYPD Blue'

    David Mills dies at 48; Emmy-winning writer for 'The Wire,' 'NYPD Blue'
    David Mills, a former journalist and Emmy-winning television writer best known for his work on "NYPD Blue" and "The Wire," has died. He was 48. Mills died Tuesday of an apparent brain aneurysm in New Orleans, where he had been working on the upcoming HBO...
  • Chicago's loss could be L.A.'s gain

     
    Now 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......
  • One lucky writer will get a free trip to the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

     
    The Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival is running a short story contest for writers who have not yet published a book of fiction, and the reward is bigger than usual. The winner will get domestic airfare, accommodations and admission......
  • Emmy predix for best drama series: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Damages,' 'Dexter,' 'Mad Men' and ...?

     
    Last year, the Emmys expanded the list of nominees for best comedy and drama series to six or seven contenders. Six were planned, but one more could be accommodated if the seventh-ranked contender was extremely close in the vote tally. Thus both...
  • Will HBO's 'Treme' be a tremendous hit with Emmy voters?

     
    The next hot TV series from Emmy titan HBO is "Treme," which debuts at a very Emmy-friendly time: April 11 (or about six weeks before the end of the Emmy eligibility period). It's about the rebuilding of New Orleans after Katrina with special focus on the...
  • "Treme" creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer talk about the late David Mills

     
    At a press lunch today for HBO's upcoming series "Treme," executive producers David Simon and Eric Overmyer paid eloquent tribute to their colleague and friend, writer David Mills. A veteran writer for previous Simon series such as "The Wire," "The......