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  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Inventing the mob story

     
    One of the things that's really working for me on "Boardwalk Empire" is the fact that the show is so fearless about showing people in their most private of moments. Aside from a couple of big mob moments in Sunday......
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Who's real and who's fakin' it.

     
    The fourth episode of “Boardwalk Empire” – possibly the young show’s best episode yet – reveals that the series is something completely unexpected: It’s a love story. Sure, the trappings of a gangster tale are all pres...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Putting the pieces in place

     
    The title of the second episode of "Boardwalk Empire," "The Ivory Tower," comes from a novel of the same name by Henry James, which Margaret reads in her hospital bed. The book, unfinished due to James' death but highly praised......
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Meet Nucky Thompson

     
    Late in the pilot of "Boardwalk Empire," Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) peers into a fortune teller's shop, watching her read someone's palm. The camera frames him through the glass front door, the writing on the door standing out in front......
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' executive producer Terence Winter talks going back to the '20s

     
    Before joining the writing staff of "The Sopranos," Terence Winter had worked on such illustrious classics as "The New Adventures of Flipper," "Sister, Sister" and "The Cosby Mysteries." As soon as Winter joined "The Sopranos" in its second season,...
  • Movie business hitmen rule the roost: Why is Hollywood still married to the mob?

     
    For the over-60 crowd, making gangster movies is like Viagra. It just keeps the creative juices flowing. The younger generation of moviegoers has only the spottiest of interest in mob stories, since the last actual gangster to even remotely capture......
  • TCA Press Tour: 'Boardwalk Empire' is finally Steve Buscemi's empire

     
    When "Boardwalk Empire" creator and executive producer Terence Winter called Steve Buscemi to tell him that he had landed the lead role in HBO's new epic series about Atlantic City in the 1920s, the highly respected actor didn't believe it;......
  • 'Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything' by Kevin Cook

    'Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything' by Kevin Cook
    Alvin Clarence Thomas, a.k.a. Titanic Thompson, was a gambler and golf hustler who died at age 82 on May 19, 1974, but whose outlaw career really flourished, as Kevin Cook records with breezy relish in his biography "Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on...
  • HBO bets big on Prohibition-era 'Boardwalk Empire' series

    HBO bets big on Prohibition-era 'Boardwalk Empire' series
    NEW YORK -- Steve Buscemi does not bear much physical resemblance to Enoch "Nucky" Johnson, the tall, broad-shouldered political boss whose 30-year rule of Atlantic City inspired HBO's new Prohibition-era drama "Boardwalk Empire." But that ended up...
  • TV preview: 'Prohibition'

    TV preview: 'Prohibition'
    On the last day of July, Ken Burns had his first drink of the year. Sitting in Trader Vic's at the Beverly Hilton hotel and talking about his upcoming documentary "Prohibition," the filmmaker bypassed the bar's traditional mai tai and instead went for...
  • Television review: 'Prohibition'

    Television review: 'Prohibition'
    It's fall on PBS, when the big documentary blockbusters heave into view; and nobody builds them bigger than Ken Burns, whose name always seems to be part of the title, even when it isn't: "Ken Burns' Baseball," "Ken Burns' Jazz," "Ken Burns' Civil War."...