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Life of a Tyrant

Jose Martinez | Posted 06.27.2014 | Los Angeles
Jose Martinez

Some people obnoxiously boast, "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful," but even more insulting is grandiosely living the opulent life of a tyrant -- ...

And All The Queen's Men Is the Year's Bravest (and Sexiest) Memoir

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Xaque Gruber

Her eloquently penned literary debut, the autobiographical, And All The Queen's Men, is one woman's uncensored coming of age as she navigates the romantic and sexual relationships with the men in her life -- speaking with humor and courage to women of all ages.

Maureen Ryan

How 'The X-Files' Led To 'Homeland'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.17.2013 | TV

For "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan and "Hunted" creator Frank Spotnitz, writing for "The X-Files" was their first job in television. That w...

More Intel On '24: Live Another Day'

Posted 06.12.2013 | TV

"24" is reassembling many of its former players for its limited series revival "Live Another Day," with executive producer/director Jon Cassar returni...

Mad Men: On the Comeback Trail in a Changing Cultural Landscape

William Bradley | Posted 06.10.2013 | TV
William Bradley

Mad Men is back, and I'm glad. Even though the two-part premiere episode wasn't perfect, it brought some keen acting, sharp dialogue, and stunning visuals. And it brought the show fully into the beginning of the fire that consumed the late 1960s.

Maureen Ryan

'Homeland' Scoop: Who Will Return For Season 3?

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 12.19.2012 | TV

After Sunday's "Homeland" season finale, it's clear Season 3 will be a very different beast, which executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon co...

Maureen Ryan

They Killed [Spoiler]? How? 'Homeland' Producers Talk Shocking Exit

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 12.02.2012 | TV

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 2, Episode 10 of Showtime's "Homeland," titled "Broken Hearts," which aired on December ...

'Homeland's' Big Confrontation: Not A Game Changer, A Game Raiser

Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.28.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Homeland" isn't throwing out the rulebook simply to make people freak out. It's going to the deepest, most valuable part of any story -- it's digging into the characters' souls -- for extraordinarily compelling dramatic reasons.

Dethroned: Mad Men's Down Season Opened the Door for a Superlative Homeland

William Bradley | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Even though Season 5 was a down year for Mad Men, it was still clearly one of the best shows on television. It took something very special to best it. Which brings us to Homeland. I'm pleased that Homeland won for best drama.

Maggie Furlong

Brody Is 'Everyone's Bitch' In 'Homeland' Season 2

HuffingtonPost.com | Maggie Furlong | Posted 07.30.2012 | TV

"Homeland" was the most thrilling new drama last season, hands down. Now it's almost back (Season 2 premieres Sun., Sept. 30, 10 p.m. ET on Showtime),...

Maggie Furlong

'Awake' Stars Dish On Their Compelling New Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Maggie Furlong | Posted 03.01.2012 | TV

"Awake" is the most compelling new drama on TV. It's also the most ambitious. Following a horrible accident, Detective Michael Britten (Jason Isaa...

'Awake': NBC's Most Ambitious Drama?

Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.30.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

All four episodes that NBC sent for review were quite competently made: They were well-paced, well-directed, well-acted, and a few featured well-earned twists I didn't see coming.

America in Alexandria, de Tocqueville in Arabic

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cynthia P. Schneider

A conference organized by the Library of Alexandria commemorating the one year anniversary of Obama's Cairo speech aimed to focus on concrete projects and not on divisive political issues.

24 and the Tortuous Politics of Torture

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

For Dick Cheney, if there's a 1% chance of a terror plot existing, it should be treated as a certainty. It's one thing when that sort of manipulation is used to entertain, and quite another when it's used to govern.