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  • Under The Wire

    Under The Wire
    The body of a young African-American man lies on the hood of a car in a desolate alley behind a block of rowhouses. He's been tortured, his skin bruised and broken, his limbs doing things they're not designed to do. His gut is sliced open. His...
  • Back To School

    Back To School
    Almost everybody loves Bubbles, the sweet-natured, street-savvy, and drug-addicted criminal informant from HBO'sThe Wire portrayed by Andre Royo. Bubbles is personable and tragic, a guy who cannily helps police identify suspects for whom they only have...
  • On The Corner

    On The Corner
    It's easy to think of The Wire as a show with a strong musical identity. Over the course of its three seasons, it's become a hip-hop touchstone. Wire cast members have appeared in videos for Boyz in Da Hood, Cam'ron, Jay-Z, Common, Fat Joe, Obie Trice,...
  • Wish You Weren't Here

    Wish You Weren't Here
    Last Summer, in the online cultural-criticism journal PopMatters, Michael Stephens examined the growing popularity of American “ghetto tourism.” Stephens uses the term figuratively. By tourism he means the proliferation of entertainment...
  • Wired

    Wired
    Anthony B. Leonard’s Downtown Southern Blues restaurant on North Howard Street’s Antique Row had a meteoric run starting in 2002, drawing a clientele of local notables, including many in politics. But today, the Howard Street location is...
  • Lunch with an ex-con: How about it, Loretta Lynch?

    As an ex-con, I was thrilled to witness Pope Francis take in an impromptu lunch with 90 inmates — 10 of whom were invited from an area of the jail that housed gay, transgender or HIV-positive prisoners — at a detention center in Poggiorale,...
  • May 24 Letters: 'The Wire,' trade deal

    America was ecstatic last week over the last episode of AMC's "Mad Men" television show. Several newspapers, magazines, social media, radio and television shows were raving about Don Draper and the supporting cast. People were making comments such as,...
  • HBO sets Aug. 16 debut for David Simon miniseries

    HBO sets Aug. 16 debut for David Simon miniseries
    HBO today announced an Aug. 16 debut date for "Show Me a Hero," a six-hour mini-series written and produced by David Simon and William Zorzi and directed and produced by Paul Haggis. Simon and Zorzi are former Sun reporters. Here's the release from...
  • In wake of Baltimore unrest, businesses, events fret but hope for crowds in coming days

    In wake of Baltimore unrest, businesses, events fret but hope for crowds in coming days
    Maryland Film Festival Director Jed Dietz doesn't know what to expect this weekend. But like businesses all over Baltimore, weary and in some cases financially hurting after a week of civic unrest and 10 p.m. curfews, he's hopeful that people are ready to...
  • Civil rights historian aims to reform NCAA 'cartel'

    Civil rights historian aims to reform NCAA 'cartel'
    When he's not looking beyond the basketball court — and contemplating who is getting rich from college athletics and, more pointedly, who is not —Taylor Branch still enjoys the games. "I watch the March Madness tournaments sporadically," the...
  • A guide to life from 'The Wire's' sleaziest politician, Sen. Clay Davis

    Senator Clay Davis has finally made it to the White House. "The Wire" creator David Simon presented a bobblehead of the show's sleaziest politician to President Barack Obama during a recent meeting.  The bobblehead plays three recordings of Davis uttering...
  • 'Wire' creator David Simon, 'Wire' fan President Obama confab on criminal justice

    President Barack Obama, arguably the most famous fan of HBO's "The Wire," spoke to the series' creator David Simon about issues within the country's criminal justice system, the man who inspired the character of Omar Little ("my favorite character," Obama...