Television Review: The PBS documentary series 'Latino Americans' covers nearly 500 years in its six hours. It's a fascinating take on a diverse population.
Review: A Revolutionary War hero wakes up in 21st century 'Sleepy Hollow,' where he's paired with a female cop, and creepy story lines abound. It's all great fun.
'Burn Notice': television review. The USA series about an out-of-favor spy, marking its finale, helped to redefine TV's leading men. A review by Mary McNamara.
Television review: In TNT's fascinating real-life 'Cold Justice,' crime fighters help re-investigate small town homicide cases and hopefully bring closure to the victims' families.
Critic's Notebook: The A&E series has found a family-values sweet spot in blending backwoods high jinks with swampy sophistication while ducking divisive issues.
Review: 'Silk,' a refined three-episode series on PBS, weaves archaic tradition with complex characters coping with sexism, classism and crime.
Television review: On 'Modern Dads,' A&E's stay-at-home dads reality show, they know what they're doing, making this a fun watch, a change of pace from the clueless-parent shows.
Critic's notebook: As the George Zimmerman trial, Paula Deen, CNN's 'The N-word' and the film '42' have shown, the present is inexorably linked to the past.
Television review: The moody and emotionally unsettling eight-part murder mystery series 'Broadchurch' starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman starts Wednesday on BBC America.
A strong supporting cast, featuring Gabrielle Union as a TV anchor, makes for a promising two-hour pilot in BET's 'Being Mary Jane.'
Review: 'Cedar Cove,' the Hallmark Channel adaptation of Debbie Macomber's novels, stars a radiant Andie MacDowell in a placid but hopeful drama series.
'Under the Dome,' the CBS adaptation of Stephen King's tale of a small town mysteriously trapped looks promising, if only it would slow down.
The dreamy young guy with a troubled past makes for a promising setup in ABC Family's new show 'Twisted,' debuting right after 'Pretty Little Liars.'
'Graceland,' the new USA series starring Aaron Tveit and Daniel Sunjata, evolves around a beachfront condo in Southern California that is home to FBI, DEA and U.S. Customs agents. It's a darker version of the network's bright fare, but not too dark.
Critic's Notebook: The Writers Guild list will delight and appall. It's real value comes in reminding us of all the wonderful stories that have been told over the years. Oh, Netflix ...
Aside from producer Eva Longoria's aim to bring talented Latinos to the screen, there's little else to applaud about Lifetime's cliche-ridden 'Devious Maids.'
Liz Garbus takes a pointed, poetic and occasionally overwrought look at the life of Marilyn Monroe. The star's own words form the heart of the film.
Steven Soderbergh's HBO biopic "Behind the Candelabra" with Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his young lover is a dazzling if superficial tale of star-powered excess.
There's nothing funny about the shrill 'Love Thy Neighbor,' a Tyler Perry creation that's so at odds with Oprah Winfrey's aim to enhance the TV experience.
Critic's Notebook: Showtime's cold-bloodily funny 'Dexter' sparked the rise of the TV serial killer, but it's long past time to stop this sociopath.
'Manhunt' TV review: Greg Barker's documentary on HBO tells of the actual women and men who gathered the intelligence that led to Osama bin Laden's death.
Netflix's 'House of Cards,' starring Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, was released all at once, creating initial buzz but not keeping it in the cultural conversation.
Critic's Notebook: Addict, political wives, bipolar CIA operative and more: TV's female leads are breaking ground with their unexpected choices. Thanks to the feminist revolution and TV's increasing ascendancy, women are allowed to make mistakes without paying the ultimate price. It's all quite refreshing.
The David H. Petraeus-Paula Broadwell affair is endlessly fascinating. Why? Because it contains all the tropes of classic romances gone bad. Plus a few twists.
Diane Keaton's memoir, 'Then Again,' is elliptical and beautiful, covering her mother, motherhood, Woody Allen, Warren Beatty, Al Pacino, but not much acting.
Lindsay Lohan is a bad fit for Elizabeth Taylor's captivating grown-up charms in 'Liz & Dick,' but what really works against the Lifetime movie about Taylor and Richard Burton's relationship is that it tries to cover the whole exhausting decades-long affair.
The Reading Life: The famed British mystery writer Agatha Christie was a master of succinct storytelling. Her memoir, with a new foreword, tells of a life much larger even than her considerable literary output.
Critic's Notebook: 'Glee,' which opened its concert tour in Las Vegas, was once an antidote to the sugar rush of 'High School Musical' and 'Hannah Montana.' Now its often inconsistent, repetitive stories appeared constructed simply to accommodate the music.
With Mary Tyler Moore receiving a Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild, the star's groundbreaking work on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' is being compared to new female-centered comedies
'Bossypants' by Tina Fey is a collection of essays that are funny, truthful and heartfelt. Subjects include Alec Baldwin and '30 Rock,' 'Saturday Night Live' and playing Sarah Palin.
Critic's Notebook: The Emmy nominations take a turn for the unexpected, with 'Game of Thrones' and hard-working and talented performers like Margo Martindale, Kelly MacDonald and Louis C.K. making the list.
Novelist and Times critic Mary McNamara offers tips on how to write the book you've had in your head while not losing your mind or forgetting your family's needs.
Before the kids get too jaded, one L.A. family decides to celebrate Christmas in London. They discover a wonderland of twinkling lights, mini-carnivals and a fab dinosaur exhibit.
The teens in this collection— penned by the actor — are alienated and unsure of themselves. Unless you're a Franco fan, check out 'Catcher in the Rye' or 'The Outsiders' instead.