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  • The Wire: RIP Butchie

    With "Not for Attribution," The Wire's fifth season really starts moving into serious territory. Marlo makes his play to get Omar to surface, McNulty gets an extra set of hands to help him dig his career's own grave, and Clay Davis starts looking very...
  • The Wire: Enough Already

    | Image by John Ellsberry OK, OK, we get it. David Simon's portrayal of daily newspaper journalism is only imperfectly accurate, informed by a backstory that includes Baltimore's economic hardships, while some people feel he's just an asshole and a liar....
  • 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...
  • Marlow Bates, Son of a Famous Gangster, Sentenced in Prison-Gang Conspiracy Case

    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...
  • Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale's new charges ring familiar

    Over the last half-decade or so, City Paper has done in-depth reporting about how Baltimore's drug game is tied to heroin arriving from Africa, gangsters who double as gang interventionists, the Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) gang's broad reach in prisons...
  • 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...
  • 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...