| Mar 12, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Uh oh. TLC's become obsessed with people with unhealthy obsessions. That's A&E's turf! TV's history of copycat shows is littered with the short-lived and the canceled -- remember those "Lost" copycats? "Invasion," "Surface" and "Threshold"? We barely do!...
| Jun 8, 2010
| 4:35 PM
I like each episode of âNurse Jackieâ more than the last. How many shows can you say that about? Most shows the debate is generally when the show started to fall apart. After the first major character left? After the......
| May 5, 2010
| 4:34 PM
David Hasselhoff, Dee Snider, Bob Saget, Tony Danza, cops and addicts will populate A&E's new season schedule, showing the cable channel's ongoing attraction to strong, sometimes manic personalities. Essentially taking a page from its own playbook for new...
| May 6, 2010
| 9:34 PM
âThis song is called âFacebookâ,â Wavves frontman Nathan Williams said before tossing off another volley of scrim-soaked surf punk at Origami Vinyl last night. Like most things concerning Wavves, it was tough to tell if Williams was just having a....
| Apr 25, 2010
Orange Is the New Black
My Year in a Women's Prison
Spiegel & Grau: 320 pp., $25
Many of us have done something that could have gotten us arrested. The pot we smoked in college, the time we sold a couple of hits of ecstasy to a friend,...
| Apr 4, 2010
Riverhead Books: 274 pp., $25.95
From the very first line of the very first page, Anne Lamott defines what's at stake in her new novel, "Imperfect Birds": "There are so many evils that pull on our children. Even...
| Apr 10, 2010
As a reminder of how much his life has changed, Rabbi Mark Borovitz wore a starched blue prisoner's shirt.
He reveled in the symbolism, stroking his beard, dancing a jig, smiling broadly. Then, from a low stage in a well-lit sanctuary, he looked out at...
| Jun 20, 2010
Memoirs of a Shopping Addict
Little, Brown: 272 pp., $23.99
Madame Bovary had only herself to blame. Today, shopaholics can point to a dizzying array of cultural and commercial predators. Avis Cardella starts with her mother's...
| Feb 14, 2010
Immigrants from an obscure corner of Mexico are changing heroin use in many parts of America.
Farm boys from a tiny county that once depended on sugar cane have perfected an ingenious business model for selling a semi-processed form of Mexican heroin...
| Feb 16, 2010
As a boy, Esteban Avila had only a skinny old horse and two pairs of pants, and he lived in a swampy neighborhood called The Toad. He felt stranded across a river from the rest of the world and wondered about life on the other side.
He saw merchants...
| Feb 15, 2010
On a Monday in September 2007, Teddy Johnson went to his son's apartment.
Adam Johnson, 22, was in his first year at Marshall University in Huntington. A history major, he played guitar, drums and bass, loved glam bands like the New York Dolls and hosted...