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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...
  • 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,"┬áSimon’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...
  • Miss Tony Stands Alone

    Miss Tony Stands Alone
    Gravel-voiced, with the thickest of Baltimore accents, the six-foot-tall, 350-pound, dress-wearing, bouffant-sporting Miss Tony couldn't help but stand out. Radio personality Frank Ski recalls his first encounter with the club vocalist, local radio...
  • David Simon introduces Paths of Glory Saturday, Sept. 25

    Local journalist, writer, and television auteur David Simon has never hid his appreciation for Stanley Kubrick's 1957 anti-war epic Paths of Glory. He's called it the "most important political film of the 20th century." He told NPR it was one of the...
  • Poverty-porn story in U.K.'s Daily Mail marvels that "the real Baltimore is still poverty-plagued city of" The Wire

    In a story filled with AP images of Baltimore blight and not much else, the UK's Daily Mail marvels that "Five years after The Wire left screens... the real Baltimore is still poverty-plagued city of series." What, did they think a TV show was going to...
  • David Simon urges Tribune Co. not to sell the Sun to Koch brothers

    David Simon, who spent 13 years as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun before creating The Wire and Treme, has lent his voice to a campaign urging the Sun's owners, the Chicago-based Tribune Company, not to sell the paper to the oil-company heirs and right-...
  • F.U. Kevin Spacey

    Last Friday the Washington Post broke the story of Netflix's "House of Cards" production company trying to shake down Maryland Taxpayers for at least $10 million: Give us millions more dollars in tax credits, or we will "break down our stage, sets and...
  • Come out for a concert and auction benefiting Mr. Wrong, bid on autographed items from John Waters and David Simon

    Even though Mr. Wrong still appears in the pages and on the pixels of your City Paper, Joe MacLeod, the author of the column and a 25-year employee at the paper, lost his job and has been denied severance by previous ownership of the paper. To help him...
  • Local film crew vets question their future as House of Cards and Annapolis battle over tax credits

    The drama in Annapolis over legislation to add $11 million in tax credits for film and television productions like House of Cards has produced lots of entertainment: the "cough up the dough or your economy gets it" letter from House of Cards' production...