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For Mick Jagger, the Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll of HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ Is a Familiar World

When you’re Mick Jagger, some things never change.

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HBO’s ‘Animals’ Turns Our Furry Friends into the Obnoxious Bro Next Door

Though occasionally funny, HBO's Animals is just not nearly as edgy as it thinks it is.

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HBO Moves Ahead on ‘Game of Thrones’, Which Shows Risk of Adapting Popular Material

By surpassing their source material in such dramatic fashion, show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are in a sticky situation without precedent in the television business.

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‘Heroin: Cape Cod, USA’: Systems of Addiction

Pain is costly, and treating it, profitable; Heroin: Cape Cod, USA reveals that 80% of heroin users start with prescription painkillers.

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Humor’s No Joke in ‘Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists’

A new documentary about the New Yorker cartoons shows the pains taken to be funny.

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5 Oct 2015 // 10:53 AM

New Show ‘Vinyl’ Coming to HBO in January (trailer)

Vinyl is a new show coming from HBO in January 2016 that focuses on the music industry in 1970's New York and is produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger.

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Bittersweet and Uplifting: ‘Show Me a Hero’ Offers No Easy Solutions

In its conclusion, HBO's Show Me a Hero delivers the catharsis of a social victory despite firm political barriers.

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Corrupted Ideals, Seedy Underbellies: There’s No Place for Heroes in ‘Show Me a Hero’

Writer David Simon and director Paul Haggis explore the seedy innerworkings of institutional politics in a powerful new miniseries.

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14 Aug 2015 // 10:37 AM

‘Ferrell Takes the Field’ Debuts Sept. 12 on HBO

Funny Or Die teams up with HBO for the 9/12 special Ferrell Takes the Field.

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True Detective: Episode 5 - “Other Lives”

Writer Nic Pizzolatto displays an affinity for placing clues in schools of red herrings.

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True Detective: Episode 4 - “Down Will Come”

Director Jeremy Podeswa and writer Nic Pizzolatto expand and extend a pervasive movie trope, but still leave their main characters and the viewers bewildered, befuddled, and anticipating the next installment.

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Season Two of ‘True Detective’ Needs More of the Surreal

Is decoding director Justin Lin's second season of True Detective important, or just thought candy for TV snobs?

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The Second Season of ‘True Detective’ Follows the Legacy of ‘Hill Street Blues’

Moral ambiguity and an ensemble cast are the hallmark features of True Detective's forthcoming second season.

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‘Ballers’ on HBO Aims to Be Rare Sports-Themed Series With Winning Game Plan

The new HBO show Ballers counts on the current sports frenzy, sharp writing and the massive appeal of former wrestling star turned leading man Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. "The Rock".

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Creator of ‘Game of Thrones’ Languages: “I put words in their mouths”

Although George R.R. Martin claimed he made up phrases on the spot, I was delighted to find that his language examples were grammatically consistent.

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Bryan Lee Brown - “Many Branches” (from Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’) (audio) (Premiere)

Hear an exclusive track from Bryan Lee Brown's score to the Foo Fighters HBO documentary Sonic Highways, "Many Branches", a week before its release.

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29 May 2015 // 8:36 AM

David Oyelowo Lifts ‘Nightingale’ on HBO

David Oyelowo’s performance in Nightingale is the reason the film is debuting on HBO on Friday night, or, indeed, at all.

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J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ Charts the Perils of Adaption

In bringing J.K. Rowling's first post-Potter novel to TV, Sarah Phelps sands away the sharp corners and personal complications that made the book so memorable.

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‘Selma’ Actor David Oyelowo Gives a Tour de Force Performance in ‘Nightingale’

In a stirring single-location, single-character drama, Selma's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, David Oyelowo, stars as a war veteran in a taxing mental state.

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Did Robert Durst Jinx HBO’s ‘Serial’ Adaption?

The final, unscripted moments of HBO's The Jinx have opened a pandora's box of questions surrounding the network's potential adaptation of the Serial podcast.

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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