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  • Best Fiction

    Best Fiction
    At first, Laura Lippman resisted her husband David Simon’s suggestions to write a crime novel based on the story of Julius “The Lord” Salisbury, a Mobtown underworld character who disappeared in 1970 rather than go to prison, and was also the inspiration for Barry Levinson’s “Liberty Heights.” But eventually she began to see the dramatic potential not in Salisbury himself, but rather in the lives of the women he left behind, a wife, a lover, and three daughters. The result is part insightful domestic drama and part thrilling mystery—a combination made possible by Lippman’s Faulknerian structure, which allows her to skip around both chronologically and psychologically. With “After I’m Gone,” Lippman continues to show the immense storytelling potential in contemporary crime fiction.
  • Wandering Eye: Law enforcers seizing cash, foreign money to U.S. think tanks, an appreciation for "Homicide," and more

    Wandering Eye: Law enforcers seizing cash, foreign money to U.S. think tanks, an appreciation for "Homicide," and more
    The Washington Post has published the first and second parts of its three-part series about law enforcers seizing cash from motorists, taking more than $2.5 billion with little in the way of legal challenges despite constitutional concerns surrounding the...

    David Simon was totally NOT fired

    David Simon was totally NOT fired
    David Simon, the former Sun reporter and more recent cable TV show-maker, says he’s stunned as a cow hit by a sledgehammer by a false claim published yesterday in the Huffington Post. Titled "Libel per-se,"¬†Simon’s blog post on the matter...

    Arts & Entertainment

    Arts & Entertainment
    BEST BAND Roomrunner Grunge. Nirvana. OK, now that we’ve gotten the two entries from the “Idiot’s Guide to Writing About Roomrunner” out of the way, let’s actually talk about this band. Roomrunner is really, incredibly...

    Agent of Change

    Agent of Change
    Robbyn Lewis sips a glass of prosecco and eats a few fries at Bistro Rx, a restaurant near the northeast corner of Patterson Park on Baltimore Street, a couple of blocks from her home. The bistro is a neighborhood hangout and one of her favorite places...