Dirty Politics


Media reinforce fears


A few key concerns are commonly associated with media's possible role in perpetuating violence: Imitative behavior, especially among the impressionable (children) and disturbed; and coarsening the…

Anthony LaPaglia in "Checkers"

Review: 'Checkers'


If we must have a play about Richard and Pat Nixon, then Douglas McGrath makes a damned good job of it in "Checkers." TV pros Anthony LaPaglia ("Without a Trace") and Kathryn Erbe ("Law & Order…

An enlightened boss?


Chris Albrecht's decision to renew "Boss" for a second season, a month before the bow of its frosh season, was personal. "I wanted to see what happened next and the only way to do that was to pick up…

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