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Actor Wendell Pierce on Katrina, Art as Activism, Challenging Confederate History, and New Orleans' Future.

Talmon J. Smith | Posted 08.29.2015 | Entertainment
Talmon J. Smith

I spoke with Wendell Pierce - most famous for his HBO series roles in The Wire and Treme - on the closing weekend of Brothers from the Bottom, a critically-acclaimed play about gentrification in New Orleans after the storm, in which Pierce played a lead role both on stage and in production.

"Looking" for Excuses: The Show Was Bad. It Got Cancelled. Get Over It.

Martin Luz | Posted 08.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Martin Luz

Enough of the moaning and complaining about HBO canceling the show Looking. And please stop with the overwrought excuses about gay male psychosexual and sociological failures. Here's the deal: the show was cancelled because it was bad.

Why The Sesame Street/HBO Partnership Is Good For Kids

Newton N. Minow | Posted 08.27.2015 | Media
Newton N. Minow

For several years now, the most innovative programming on television has come from cable programmers, not broadcasters. Understanding that, Sesame Workshop has made a bold and creative move.

In Defense of True Detective Vol. 2: A Love Letter to Crime Noir and Broken People

Sezin Koehler | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment
Sezin Koehler

I'm gonna come straight out and say it: I loved the second season of True Detective. Go ahead and toss your rotten fruit at my head. I've been hankering for jam. Did I love every single aspect of True Detective 2? Not quite. But my problems number just a couple.

Bill Maher Rips Today's 'Sharing Economy' On 'Real Time'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.22.2015 | Comedy

It's probably safe to say you won't see Bill Maher ride around in an Uber anytime soon. The comedian put the ride-finding app as w...

'Game Of Thrones' Dropping Major Filming Location For Season 6 May Reveal Secrets

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment

At this point, we all know about as much as Jon Snow when it comes to Season 6 of "Game of Thrones." Season 5 basically caught up with auth...

Children's Programming Driving SVOD: A "Sticky" Situation

David Kleeman | Posted 08.21.2015 | Media
David Kleeman

The new world of what we once called "television" is still sorting itself out, and it's a multi-front battle. Content needs to be both appealing and discoverable (hence, the draw of an iconic series like Sesame Street).

Remembering Vito, 25 Years Later: Vito Russo, the Visual Arts and AIDS

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Vito Russo, the legendary gay and AIDS activist whose achievements have already earned him a biography and several film documentaries, is best known as the author of The Celluloid Closet and as a co-founder of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

'Looking' Director Believes 'Fear' Prompted Gay HBO Show's Demise

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.21.2015 | Gay Voices

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10 Mistakes You Never Noticed On 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment

Hey, mistakes happen. But on "Game of Thrones," it's an epidemic.  For instance, when your mom says don't climb on the castle, just don't do it,...

Jimmy Fallon's Pros And Cons Of 'Sesame Street' Moving To HBO

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.19.2015 | Comedy

As you've probably heard, our beloved "Sesame Street" is relocating to HBO, and few people know what that will mean for the television program. Luckil...

Can You Tell Me How We Got Here, From Sesame Street?

David Kleeman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Media
David Kleeman

Right now, no one is neglecting kids' TV -- it's all over TV, newspapers and magazine, blogs and social media. So, let's use this moment to defend media content (not just TV) that delivers flexible, proven, cost-effective, equitable and engaging teaching and learning.

Want More Nude Men On 'Game Of Thrones'? Hodor Promises To Help

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment

"Game of Thrones" fans know the drill for watching HBO's hit show: come for the complicated politics of Westeros, stay for the heaping helpi...

'Sesame Street' Headed To HBO This Fall

Associated Press | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.14.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producer of "Sesame Street" and HBO are going into business together. Under a new partnership announced Thursda...

The Conversation We Need to Have After John Oliver Exposed the Lack of Sexual Education in Schools

Mike Domitrz | Posted 08.11.2015 | Education
Mike Domitrz

While not everyone will be a fan of the way he presents the information, John Oliver brings forth a poignant conversation we need to be having -- both as parents and as communities (school systems).

Here's What Ned Stark Returning For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 Could Mean

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment

Sean Bean has talked about Ned Stark returning to "Game of Thrones" so much that he's finally made it happen, sorta. While the English actor may...

Ben Affleck Wears Wedding Ring And A Smile At 'Project Greenlight' Premiere

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment

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An Autopsy For The Dismal Second Season Of 'True Detective'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment

Posters for the second season of HBO's "True Detective" promised that "we get the world we deserve." And after eight and a half hours of its...

'True Detective' Drinking Games That Could Kill You

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment

Because I don’t want you to die, I want to warn you away from the “True Detective” drinking games that the kids have been going wil...

Rick Springfield Says 'Everybody Knew' 'True Detective' Season 2 Would Be Criticized

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.05.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Critics haven't been kind to the second season of "True Detective," thanks largely to its labyrinthine plot and Vince Vaughn'...

Fiscal Ballers 1: Playing Defense on Finance for Those Cursed with Too Much, Too Soon

David Rae | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
David Rae

First in a series. Sure, the hit HBO show Ballers on life after football -- starring none other than a super suave Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson -- is dripping with sex, sun and swag. But the real story behind the story is about finances and the show gets it right on the money.

See How 'Game Of Thrones' Made That Amazing Season 5 Dragon Scene

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment

"Game of Thrones" is the type of show that loves leaving fans with mouths agape. "The Dance of Dragons," the penultimate episode of Season 5...

On 'Rectify,' There Is No Cure for Solitary Confinement

Lara Zarum | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Lara Zarum

There are plenty of shows that have premiered since the late 1990s that might give that critic a run for his money. But the show that digs the deepest into America's troubled criminal justice system isn't particularly violent, sexual or otherwise. It's not even set in prison.

Max Von Sydow To Play Three-Eyed Raven On 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.04.2015 | Entertainment

With the recent casting news, Season 6 of "Game of Thrones" is destined to be legendary. On Monday, Entertainment Weekly reported that film legend Ma...

HBO Now Comes To Verizon

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.28.2015 | Technology

We're getting closer to HBO for everyone. Verizon and HBO said Tuesday that HBO Now, a standalone video streaming service first announced i...