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  • The Wire: Funny Paper's Better Half Weighs In

    Browse Funny Paper With so many journalists scrambling to dissect the varying degrees of truthiness in David Simon's fictional view of Baltimore, law enforcement, politics, public school education, drug dealing, and journalism on The Wire, it's nice to...
  • David Simon, Wire veterans go to New Orleans

    Wendell Pierce   According to this Aug. 7 Zap2it news brief, David Simon's latest HBO project, the New Orleans-based Treme about the city's musicians post-Katrina, will co-star some familiar face from The Wire: Clarke Peters, who played the Det....
  • Laura Lippman: That Other Baltimore Crime Writer

    | Image by Sam Holden As the Sun's Baltimore Crime Beat blog noted Sept. 19, Baltimore crime is "huge in the UK", thanks to the final season of The Wire recently concluding its British TV run on FX. In fact, it's been great fun to watch the British...
  • Generation Kill: Did Anybody Tune In?

    James Ransone | Image by "borrowed" from http://www.20minutes.fr Media outlets all over the country spilled gallons of ink (and buckets of pixels and ions) singing the praises of David Simon and Ed Burns' The Wire during its five-season run, City Paper...
  • Generation Kill: Premieres 9 p.m., Sunday, July 13, on HBO

    Oorah: (left to right) James Ransone, Lee Tergesen, Stark Sands, Alexander Skarsgard, Billy Lush. On the surface, you've seen everything here before, thanks to 50 years of war movies and, especially, the glut of Iraq war stories that have permeated both...
  • Kerry Says Newspapers "Endangered"

    Huffington Post has this dispatch on Sen. John Kerry (D-Ma.)'s Senate hearing on the future of newspapers, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today. Our own Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) suggests that newspapers go non-profit, like NPR. But, he says, that's only for...
  • RIP Homicide/The Corner Screenwriter David Mills

    As The Sun and other outlets are reporting, David Mills has died. A reporter with The Washington Post, Mills moved from journalism into television as a writer for Homicide: Life on the Streets, the series based on his college friend David Simon's book. He...
  • Teaser Trailer for David Simon's Treme Debuts

    Wire nerds all over the internet have been abuzz the past 24 hours or so thanks to the release of the first teaser trailer for Treme, David Simon's new series for HBO. The series focuses on musicians in post-Katrina New Orleans, and "New Orleans" and...
  • 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...
  • 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-...