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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Snapshots of a diverse, DIY scene that crosses borders but stays rooted in Charm City

    I have always thought of Baltimore as a "queer" city. Beyond just the common definition of the word, Baltimore is the proud black sheep of the East Coast megalopolis. A city with as many layered, often contradictory, ever-changing personas as there are...
  • Locally filmed crime drama aims for gritty realism but rings hollow

    Jamesy Boy Directed by Trevor White Opens Jan. 17 at the Eastpoint 10 theater For better or for worse, The Wire gave Baltimore an indelible legacy, one rich with drugs and violence-frightening stuff that prompts out-of-towners to ask if life here really...
  • Wire-inspiring gangsters face new prison time

    When they went to prison in separate early 1990s drug cases in Baltimore, Savino Braxton and Walter Lee "Stinkum" Powell had been convicted as bit players in larger schemes. Such was the case, too, when their identities were used-though not their real...
  • Lippman may be living in New Orleans, but she's still keeping her stories close to home

    The Most Dangerous Thing By Laura Lippman William Morrow, hardcover Though Laura Lippman is now based in New Orleans—her husband, David Simon of The Wire, is there working on Treme, his latest HBO show about a troubled city—she’s still...
  • Laura Lippman takes an unflinching look at the life of a "suburban madam."

    Heloise Lewis gets into an argument with some strangers in line at Starbucks in the opening scene of And When She Was Good (William Morrow, hardcover), the latest novel from acclaimed crime writer and Baltimorean Laura Lippman. The point of contention...
  • Five years after the artist's death, an acolyte recalls the universe he created

    It was the day after Thanksgiving in 2007 when writer Barry Michael Cooper called to tell me that our friend, artist Larry Scott, was dead. For a moment, I was silent, trying to figure out if what I heard was what was really said. "Yeah, man," he said...