| Apr 3, 2015
| 2:24 PM
So many people called "The Wire" Dickensian that David Simon incorporated a joke about it into the show’s final season. And, although Simon’s show could equally well be termed Balzacian, Zolaesque, or even Goncourtian, the point holds: "The...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 1:42 PM
The White House released a video yesterday in which Barack Obama talks with David Simon about "The Wire," Simon's five-season drama dissecting the many institutional problems in big American cities, which was, as you may have heard, set here in Baltimore....
| Mar 26, 2015
| 7:02 PM
Today the White House YouTube channel posted a 12-minute video of President Obama interviewing David Simon about "The Wire." The conversation focused primarily on the war on drugs and the problems of mass incarceration.
"I'm a huge fan of 'The Wire,'"...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 1:58 PM
A ground-breaking study by Johns Hopkins sociologists Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson has been on bookshelves for nearly a year, but “ The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth and the Transition to Adulthood&...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 10:21 AM
We've told you about the ways Dan Deacon's new album, "Gliss Riffer," "splits the difference between wilder-eyed mutations of his songwriting aesthetic and experimental conservatory fare." We talked with Dan about learning to deal with his anxiety and...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 5:25 PM
The people in Sowebo, where Martha Cooper owns a house and has been shooting pictures for the last decade, don’t know about her status as a street photography legend, and she likes it that way.
Cooper’s work in Sowebo, which is on display...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:46 AM
Law enforcers' proclivity to deploy their service weapons on young African-American men is now a matter of widespread outrage, due to how often such situations end in killings, even though it's a long-established phenomenon that's prompted one of the...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 9:32 AM
If the "Serial" break has you hungry for Baltimore-centric podcasts, then check out a relatively recent episode of comedian Marc Maron's podcast "WTF" with actor Andre Royo, best known as Bubbles from "The Wire." The episode's great. Royo's shot out of...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
Bates | Image by Booking photo Editor's Note: An updated version of this story appears in Mobtown Beat, Nov. 25, 2009
Marlow Bates' stint in prison, where he's been detained since his April arrest for aiding an alleged drug-dealing conspiracy by the...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:07 PM
FROM THE WEB, FACEBOOK, AND TWITTER
“David Simon responds to Mike Rowe’s attempt to ‘save’ Baltimore’s reputation after ‘The Wire’”
I didn’t perceive the comments about Simon’s shows,...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Is America's best-known relief agency a disaster pimp? Some of the Red Cross' employees are saying so, with documentation to back it up, according to a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica. During the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, "40 percent of...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 12:57 PM
UPDATE (Nov. 14): And now Mike Rowe has responded to David Simon's response to Mike Rowe. Got all that? Read it here. We'll stay out of it, except to quibble with Rowe's statement, "in spite of the headline in the article where you were quoted, I'm not...