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  • 'Treme': While America was watching 'Lost,' a little brother was being found

     
    While the rest of series television was watching a fantasy about a fictional island, HBO broadcast the latest installment in a less footloose kind of drama: about the real New Orleans, where time froze on Aug. 29, 2005, and more......
  • 'Treme': Did he really jump? Do you really care?

     
    Falling in love with a television series is a singular experience. It’s a creation that infects your brain, your heart, your emotions. You think about it from week to week when it’s not on, you contemplate the next episode as......
  • '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......
  • MTV's Skins: Teen series won't be set in Baltimore

     
    It is surely not as hard a slap in the face to Baltimore's sense of media identity as the makers of John Waters' "Hairspray" filming the movie version in Toronto. But now comes official word from the producers of MTV's "Skins" that this American version...
  • "Breaking Bad:" What Now?

     
    (Doug Hyun/AMC) Great shows always seem to pose the same strange paradox, or at least they do for me - we want more but realize that they have within them the seeds of their own demise, if not destruction.......
  • 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...
  • TV legacies: Peter Graves, Fess Parker, Robert Culp and writer David Mills

     
    How many classic songs were lost when George Gershwin died? How many scintillating comedies never happened after Carole Lombard was killed in a plane crash? We lose a lot of culture when gifted artists die young. And it happened again this week whe...
  • "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......