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Topic: Baltimore

How Lee Daniels Drew on His Own Life to Shape Empire, TV's Surprise Hit

The creative force tells us what he's learned and what's next

Scratch the surface of Fox's monster hit drama Empire and you'll find a whole lot of truths that are based on the experiences of Lee Daniels, who created the series…

Multicultural Talent Is Surging on TV and Winning Mainstream Audiences

A long-awaited shift

Hardly anyone was more surprised than Dana Walden at the ratings surge Fox midseason entrant Empire enjoyed following its Jan. 7 debut. She expected a lift but not to the…

Alt-Weekly Mocks Its Own Buyout With a Cover That Looks Just Like Its New Owner

Self-satire from City Paper

When you're an alt-weekly known for skewering the establishment, how do you tackle the fact that you've been bought out by the establishment? Baltimore City Paper takes a commendably self-effacing approach…

PETA Ads With 'Hot' Women Could Run on Baltimore Fire Trucks

And this isn't even PETA's idea

For those of you who don't follow Baltimore city politics (I live here, so I'm going to share my pain with you), city councilman William "Pete" Welch, best known around…

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