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Shannon McNally Celebrates Her Spirit of Independence Days

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.18.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Shannon McNally could be like one of those characters in Treme, the critically acclaimed HBO series about New Orleans musicians surviving in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She already knows the part by heart.

Imitation of Life: Fact Versus Fiction

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.06.2012 | Arts
Karen Dalton-Beninato

With musicians and other locals often playing themselves, Treme runs through real-life New Orleans, splashing onto everyone eventually.

First Parade of Carnival Celebrates "25 Years Wasted"

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karen Dalton-Beninato

When a friend tells you they're marching on the Palin / Jindal float and you have to ask "Which one?" it's time for Krewe du Vieux marching through th...

How Should Complex Digital Works Be Reviewed?

Jillian Burt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jillian Burt

Debates about eBooks, about who gets to be publishers, and what devices they're made available for, all seem to be focused on the idea of the book as something separate. Enhanced Editions is preserving the nature of a book.

Tribeca Film Festival Cast Interview: The Space Between Then and Now

Caitlin Colford | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Caitlin Colford

Melissa Leo guides the cast of The Space Between through a heartbreaking tale of a Pakistani-American boy trying to reach his father, a World Trade Center worker, on September 11.

Jazzfest Weekend One: David Simon & Garfunkel

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

At New Orleans' Jazzfest, Dr. John let loose, and the Huffington Post's own Harry Shearer spoke about Treme, Spinal Tap, and moving on after the hurricane.

Treme and Danziger Bridge -- the Two Faces of New Orleans

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Harry Shearer

Treme seems to have come at the right moment. The city, nearly five years into a recovery many folks argued against or doubted would ever happen, has felt for much of this year as if it were almost levitating.

"Treme" Is Just as Good as Everybody Hoped

Jessica Loudis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jessica Loudis

It's too early, and generally pointless, to speculate whether Treme will be better than The Wire, but for the time being, it's off to a great start.

Treme: A Complex, Enthralling New Drama

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Treme, like a well-cooked meal, it reveals its pleasures gradually -- not all in the first bite. This isn't a hot dog -- it's a gumbo, with layers of flavor to surprise, delight and move you.

Jason Linkins

David Simon On Health Care Bill: "Only One Thing Can Make People This Stupid, And That's Money" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The most recent issue of Vice Magazine features an interview with David Simon, who unpacks at length on the television show he's best known for creati...

Michael Kenneth Williams Talks Wonderful World and Omar of The Wire

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"I'm a little rusty at chess," Williams says. "Matthew [Broderick] has got me by a hair." Williams smiles at the memory -- and seems tickled simply by the fact that he's a working actor.

Think Again: The End of Local Reporting

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

With much of the world of journalism focusing on the trials and tribulations of our great national newspapers, it's easy to forget the importance of Tip O'Neill's old adage: "All politics is local."

Online News is Not Arianna Huffington's Dastardly Plot to Destroy the Newspaper Industry And Other Reality-Based Observations

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jane Hamsher

John Kerry's Senate Committee hearing on the future of journalism evidently turned into a bunch of self-congratulatory wanking about how important newspapers are to our American way of life.

Arianna Testifies About The Future Of Journalism Before Senate Subcommittee On Communications

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Arianna testified about the future of journalism and newspapers before the Senate Commerce Communications subcommittee on Wednesday. John Kerry, the s...

"Treme": HBO Picks Up Post-Katrina Series From "Wire" Creator

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — HBO has given the go-ahead to a new series about New Orleans and its ongoing effort to recover from Hurricane Katrina. It's called "...

Wire Creator Predicts Surge In Corruption As Newspapers Decline

Guardian | Oliver Burkeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fictional corrupt politicians are a mainstay of The Wire, David Simon's celebrated television series about life on the Baltimore streets. But the show...

David Simon Begins Work On New Orleans Show

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW ORLEANS — David Simon, creator of the critically acclaimed television shows "The Wire" and "Homicide: Life on the Street" is in New Orleans ...

HBO Orders Pilot On Post-Katrina New Orleans From "Wire" Creator David Simon

New York Times | Brian Stelter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

HBO has given the green light to three television pilots: a comedy based on a book about the sexual exploits of a Capitol Hill staffer, a look at post...

"The Wire" Central To HBO's Post-"Sopranos" Strategy

Wall Street Journal | LAUREN MECHLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Come New Year's, wine guru Robert Parker, rapper Mims and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner all expect to be in the same place: curled up...