Monday, July 24, 2017

HBO

Saturday, Jul. 22, 2017

The response to season one of Issa Rae's HBO series, "Insecure," was so strong, particularly on social media, that countless (and hilarious) memes were created about the star characters, and the show's male fans rallied behind the male lead after he had been cheated on.

It sparked the age...

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

No scripts have been written, not even an outline.

But HBO's announcement on Wednesday that the creator-showrunners of "Game of Thrones" will follow up that massive hit with an HBO series in which slavery remains legal in the modern-day South drew fire on social media from those who fear...

Thursday, Jul. 6, 2017

"The Defiant Ones," a new HBO docuseries about two giants in the entertainment world, takes its title from a 1958 film classic about two prison escapees, one black and one white, who are shackled together as they make a break for freedom.

Airing Sunday through Wednesday at 9 p.m. EDT, the...

Monday, May. 15, 2017

HBO's "Game of Thrones" is in its home stretch. But the game isn't over for its creator, George R.R. Martin, who is in the thick of planning for potential new series on the network.

Posting on his website, Martin shared some tidbits about what any future "GOT"-related shows might, or...

Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017

It has been 18 months since the body of 3-year old Aylan Kurdi washed up on the shore of Turkey, the premature end of a flight from Syria.

Nilüfer Demir's photo of Kurdi, face down in the morning surf, prompted an outpouring of compassion for refugees around Europe and North America....

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

In HBO's absorbing new drama "The Young Pope," Jude Law plays the title character, American-born Lenny Belardo, who, through divine intervention or woeful human error (this will be hotly debated), is made Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church at the tender age of 47.

A disruptive,...

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

AT&T is buying Time Warner, the owner of the Warner Bros. movie studio as well as HBO and CNN, for $85.4 billion in a deal that could shake up the media landscape.

The acquisition would combine a telecom giant that owns a leading cellphone business, DirecTV and internet service with...

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

For Issa Rae, it feels like the 1990s.

The creator and star of the HBO series "Insecure" said she's enjoying the debut of her TV show at a time when popular shows telling different stories about black culture are on the scene, from Ava DuVernay's "Queen Sugar" to Donald Glover's "Atlanta...

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

In August 2000, a Time magazine cover story touting singles life displayed Sarah Jessica Parker and her three "Sex and the City" co-stars with the headline: "Who Needs a Husband?"

That question could apply, in spades, to Parker's new HBO comedy, a piercingly honest yet droll...

Saturday, Jul. 30, 2016

HBO took a bit of heat Saturday for its shows' sexualized violence toward women.

At the semi-annual Television Critics Association conference, HBO programming head Casey Bloys took questions about the violent storytelling of the network's hit series "Game of Thrones" and "The Night Of,"...