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  • David Simon on the Times Pic, Paywalls, Ad Hominem

    [caption id="attachment_13702" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Simon photo ripped from CJR, which apparently got it from (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)"][/caption] The Columbia Journalism Review's website has a heated (and cooled) exchange between David...
  • 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...
  • CRIME FAMILY

    CRIME FAMILY
    When numbers man, sports book, and strip club owner Julius “The Lord” Salsbury disappeared in 1970, he left behind one of Baltimore’s most abiding mysteries. His life up until then is the backdrop for Barry Levinson’sLiberty...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Former steel worker wins prestigious poetry prize

    In the summer of 1970, Afaa Michael Weaver was a clerk recording the weight of the massive tin coils produced at Sparrows Point Steel Mill, tin that would later be turned into soup cans and the like. He used a crayon to mark the coils, which would be warm...
  • Urged by husband David Simon, Laura Lippman takes on a real-life Mobtown mystery

    When numbers man, sports book, and strip club owner Julius "The Lord" Salsbury disappeared in 1970, he left behind one of Baltimore's most abiding mysteries. His life up until then is the backdrop for Barry Levinson's Liberty Heights, but what happened...
  • 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...