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By Dave Gilmore | September 24, 2012
"Ordinary men avoid trouble, extraordinary men turn it to their advantage. " - Gaston Means Nucky Thompson has ever been the disciplined emperor with an attention to detail, but this week we found him forgetting what day it was, blowing off the Pope, pontificating on semi-retirement and indisposed when his latest liquor shipment hit a monumental snag. All this happened while he was crafting his hobo-inspired recipes in a crappy apartment with a heating problem. And people say this show doesn't have enough action.
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By Kristine Henry,
The Baltimore Sun
| April 23, 2013
It's one thing for a letter that you thought was kind-of private to go viral . A letter where you ask your fellow sorority sisters at the University of Maryland if they are "_____ retarded" and in which you say "I WILL _____ ASSAULT YOU!" because you believe them to be "awkward" and "weird. " But you know you're a true Internet sensation when a Real Hollywood Star jumps into the fray. So, congratulations to the Delta Gamma whose nasty and profanity-laced letter to her sisters exploded on the web recently: Michael Shannon of "Boardwalk Empire" has helped you arrive with a dramatic reading on Funny or Die ( Warning: The video contains explicit language )
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By Luke Broadwater | July 6, 2011
If you're like many people, when you think of New Jersey, you probably think of larger-than-life gangsters bullying everyone around them.  Television and pop culture have ingrained this image in our minds, but, graciously, the modern-day politicians of the Garden State have done more than their fair share to uphold this stereotype.  Dislike what somebody says? Rudely put them in their place.  Don't get your way at the state house? Threaten to punch someone in the head.
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By Dave Gilmore | December 3, 2012
" Everyone dies. Not everyone keeps their promises. " The finale of "Boardwalk Empire's" third season provided more closure than excitement, capping off what has certainly been one of the worst years in Nucky Thompson's life. After last week set the table for the inevitable war between the two factions, we are caught up with a montage of the conflict between Rosetti's gang and the tenuous Chalky-Capone-Nucky Alliance. While Rosetti claims to be winning his invasion (just shy of hanging a "mission accomplished" banner up at Gillian's)
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September 19, 2011
Everyone seems to be upset about the Emmys last night. And it's not just because of the bizarre inclusion of the singing Emmytones. It's what's being perceived as a big diss for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire. " After winning a slew of technical awards at the unaired Schemmys, many had predicted the 1920s period drama could eke out a Nucky Thompson-esque underdog win. Not so much. Yes, Martin Scorsese rightfully won for directing the visually stunning, movie-quality pilot episode. But I'm not surprised the show failed to take home some of the major acting awards and lost in the outstanding drama race.
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By Kristine Henry,
The Baltimore Sun
| April 23, 2013
It's one thing for a letter that you thought was kind-of private to go viral . A letter where you ask your fellow sorority sisters at the University of Maryland if they are "_____ retarded" and in which you say "I WILL _____ ASSAULT YOU!" because you believe them to be "awkward" and "weird. " But you know you're a true Internet sensation when a Real Hollywood Star jumps into the fray. So, congratulations to the Delta Gamma whose nasty and profanity-laced letter to her sisters exploded on the web recently: Michael Shannon of "Boardwalk Empire" has helped you arrive with a dramatic reading on Funny or Die ( Warning: The video contains explicit language )
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2011
Michael Kenneth Williams is feeling lucky these days. The 44-year-old performer known to fans of HBO's "The Wire" as fearless stickup man Omar Little says there is nothing he's wanted more since the Baltimore-based drama ended than to "just continuously stay working" as an actor. And as the new TV season rolls out, evidence of his eminent employability is hard to miss. Williams returns to HBO tonight as a 1920s African-American community leader named Chalky White in the critically acclaimed drama series "Boardwalk Empire.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2012
Even though Halloween has become synonymous with "sexy" and "trashy" - heck, there's even a naughty ladies' "Bert & Ernie" ensemble - you have a choice. And you can choose fashion and sophistication. There are plenty of options that will have you looking runway-ready, while remaining true to the holiday. We combed the racks at some of the region's top clothing boutiques, consignment shops, vintage troves and even a furrier for our "no costumes allowed" photo shoot. We were able to capture period charm from "Downton Abbey," "Boardwalk Empire" and "Mad Men," the futuristic feel of "Hunger Games" and the boho chic of "Girls.
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By Dave Gilmore | November 26, 2012
" I need a bath, some chow, and then you and me sit down, and we talk about who dies. "- Al Capone "Two Imposters" picks up no more than a couple hours after the crate containing Owen Slater showed up at Nucky Thompson's door. Right away, "Boardwalk Empire" is answering questions as quickly as possible and moving on to the siege of Nucky Thompson's Atlantic City. Nucky knew, or if he didn't, he now knows about Owen and Margaret. Before he can fully process that information, the New York crew sends three guys to hit Nucky's room, which affords Steve Buscemi the rare chance to kick some serious ass. It also gives Gyp Rosetti the chance to liberate Regina the dog back from the Thompsons.
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By Dave Gilmore | November 12, 2012
" Bible camp's cancelled. " -- Gyp Rosetti The rubble of Babette's Supper Club is still smoking and the echoes of last week's blast are still ringing in Nucky Thompson's ears. An episode like "The Milkmaid's Lot" could have gone down a very reflexive road. This might have been Nucky's episode to dream he's a different person while he recovers from his wounds (looking at you, Tony Soprano). Instead, Steve Buscemi turns in a stellar performance as a shell-shocked Nucky who just wants all his rivals dead and a pony for his stepdaughter.
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By Dave Gilmore | October 22, 2012
"There's gotta be easier ways to make a buck. " -- Nucky Thompson This week's episode of "Boardwalk Empire" was a sleepy affair. If you had told me before the season started that we'd see Nucky thrown in jail for violating prohibition, I'd assume we were talking about a whopper of a season finale. Instead, we have a slow crawler with Nucky being fined five dollars for possessing a flask's worth of hooch and kids reciting the state capitals. This is what happens when Gyp Rosetti sits out a week.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2012
Even though Halloween has become synonymous with "sexy" and "trashy" - heck, there's even a naughty ladies' "Bert & Ernie" ensemble - you have a choice. And you can choose fashion and sophistication. There are plenty of options that will have you looking runway-ready, while remaining true to the holiday. We combed the racks at some of the region's top clothing boutiques, consignment shops, vintage troves and even a furrier for our "no costumes allowed" photo shoot. We were able to capture period charm from "Downton Abbey," "Boardwalk Empire" and "Mad Men," the futuristic feel of "Hunger Games" and the boho chic of "Girls.
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By Dave Gilmore | October 15, 2012
"He's not so good in a crowd, but when you get him alone, you'd be surprised" -- Irving Berlin, "You'd Be Surprised" Nucky Thompson's new de facto mantra, "you can't be half a gangster," seems to be applying more and more to "Boardwalk Empire" as a show. By my count, "You'd Be Surprised" had at least five murders and three asphyxiations (two of which were of the erotic variety). We're coming up on the halfway point in season three of "Boardwalk," and it seems as though this was the week for everything that had been simmering for the first four episodes to finally boil over.
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