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Hillary Atkin

‘Koch’: A Look at the Man Who Was Called ‘America’s Mayor’

Those who lived in New York City during the Ed Koch years will have a visceral reaction to a new documentary about the man once called America’s Mayor in a Time magazine cover story. For everyone else, the feature-length “Koch”…

Institutional Corruption on Trial — or Not — in CNN’s ‘Whitey’

His name was once second on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, right after that of Osama bin Laden. But even with notorious gangster Whitey Bulger captured, convicted and behind bars for the rest of his life in a federal penitentiary,…

‘The Roosevelts,’ Ken Burns’ Latest PBS Documentary Series, Opens to Big Numbers

As were “The Civil War” and “The War” before it, master documentarian Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” is turning out to be a massive blockbuster for PBS. The sprawling documentary chronicling the lives of Theodore, Franklin Delano and…

Another Tragic September Anniversary

We have just commemorated the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, yet many people may not realize that September marks another such tragic milestone. It’s been one year since an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group based in Somalia attacked…

A Little Mayhem as Kurt Sutter’s Shakespearean Biker Gang Tragedy Premieres in Hollywood

It was only fitting that there was a little bit of mayhem at Saturday night’s Hollywood premiere of FX’s hugely successful motorcycle gang drama “Sons of Anarchy,” which launches its seventh and final season on the cable network Tuesday night….

Deja Vu All Over Again at This Year’s Emmy Awards

With the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards now down in the history books, the television industry’s highest honors will be remembered as an awards show that was all about “in with the old and out with the new.” With repeat program…

Toned-Down VMAs: No ‘Miley Moment,’ But Cyrus Makes Her Presence Felt

There was no “Miley Moment” akin to last year’s foam finger twerking brouhaha, so it turned out to be a tamer night at the 31st annual MTV Video Music Awards, held Sunday, Aug. 24, at the refurbished Forum in Inglewood…

2014 Emmy Awards, Round 1: HBO and NBC Clean Up at Creative Arts Emmys

“These are the real Emmys. The ego-free Emmys,” shouted Kristen Schaal, part of the ensemble from “Bob’s Burgers” accepting one of more than 90 trophies handed out at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Aug. 16 at the Nokia Theatre…

You May Have to Cover Your Eyes at Times, But a New Drama Series From Cinemax Is Worth a Peek

Cinemax is going in an entirely new direction tonight with the premiere of the ten-part series “The Knick,” from director Steven Soderbergh. Clive Owen stars as a brilliant, renegade and opiate-addicted surgeon wielding a scalpel in turn of the 20th…

‘Cosmos’ and Host Neil deGrasse Tyson Get the Rock Star Treatment

You might have thought it was Beyonce and Jay-Z performing, by the line of fans outside the Paley Center in Beverly Hills Sunday evening — but this crowd was, well, crazy in love with “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey.” The final…