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Hillary Atkin

Time for What May Well Be the Final Awards Show of 2014

With awards season poised to take a break for the holidays after the recent nomination announcements from the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globes and SAG, along comes what is to the best of our current knowledge the very last awards show…

Jimmy Smits Offers Insights Into ‘Sons of Anarchy’ — Including Tonight’s Series Finale

If you’re not among the 6 million people who regularly tune in to “Sons of Anarchy” or its 8.2 million Facebook fans, you may possibly be excused for not knowing that Tuesday night, Dec. 9, 2014, marks the end of…

‘Not Really Just a Chick Show’: The Inside Story on ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’

In the past decade or so on cable television, Bravo has launched many popular shows that have become part of the pop-culture zeitgeist, from “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” to the “Real Housewives” franchise to “Inside the Actors’ Studio,”…

Can ‘Sons of Anarchy’s’ Gemma Find Redemption? Katey Sagal Opens Up

As “Sons of Anarchy” hurtles at high speed toward its series denouement on Dec. 9 after seven adrenalized seasons, the drama and speculation around the fate of one lead character is fiercer than ever. That would be Gemma Teller Morrow,…

CNN Documentary Asks Whether College Is Worth the Price

What used to be taken as generally accepted wisdom — that the path to success in our society includes a college degree — is called into question in a thought-provoking documentary, “Ivory Tower,” which asks the burning question of whether…

The One Question Angela Bassett Has Never Been Asked — Until Now

Angela Bassett has had a long and diverse career on television and film, but there’s something she’s never been asked about any of the characters she’s played: Is she or isn’t she a she? Until now. As Desiree Dupree on…

HBO Gives Fans of ‘The Comeback’ Something New to Cherish

Sunday nights are about to get very interesting again on HBO. The pay cabler is about to launch the third and final season of its drama “The Newsroom,” followed by the comedy comeback of “The Comeback,” which ran for one…

Multi-Platinum-Selling Band Creates a ‘Musical Map of America’ — and Lets Us In on the Process

What would a multiple Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum record-selling band do to mark its 20th year in the music business? Well, put out a new album of course. But if that band is the Foo Fighters, the concept was to create…

Even With Hollywood’s Deeply Ingrained Sexism, a Few Woman Have Thrived — Here’s Their Story

Fifteen women. One hundred years. That’s the terrain covered in 52 minutes in “Makers: Women in Hollywood,” a new documentary produced by Rory Kennedy and co-produced and directed by Linda Goldstein Knowlton, airing on PBS and available in an extended…

A Domestic Take on the Acclaimed ‘Broadchurch’ — With Some Close Connections to the Original

Devotees of the acclaimed British crime procedural “Broadchurch” will want to get used to a different version of the way English is spoken when ”Gracepoint” takes to the airwaves on Fox for a 10-part murder mystery series. It’s not unusual…