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  • 'Treme' creator David Simon to be honored at Austin Film Festival

     
    David Simon, creator of HBO's "Treme" and "The Wire," will receive the outstanding television writer award at this year's Austin Film Festival. Simon will receive the award at the festival's award luncheon on Oct. 23 at the Austin club. He......
  • MTV's Skins: Teen series won't be set in Baltimore

     
    It is surely not as hard a slap in the face to Baltimore's sense of media identity as the makers of John Waters' "Hairspray" filming the movie version in Toronto. But now comes official word from the producers of MTV's "Skins" that this American version...
  • Writer Yiyun Li named MacArthur "genius" Fellow

     
    Author Yiyun Li is a 2010 MacArthur Fellow, it was announced today. Li, who lives in northern California and is an assistant professor at UC Davis, was giddy when The Times reached her by phone. What will the fellowship mean......
  • Is David Simon a genius? Creator of 'The Wire' talks about winning a MacArthur Fellowship

     
    Proof that television makes you smarter: David Simon, the rabble-rousing creator of "The Wire" and "Treme," just won the "genius grant." This morning, the MacArthur Foundation announced that it had awarded a fellowship to Simon, who shares the honor with....
  • 2010 Year End -- Jazz

     
    Although in recent years jazz could seem mired in defensive talk about the music's health or its makeup, 2010 felt different somehow. Whether it was the often sumptuous, jazz-drunk taste of New Orleans offered by David Simon & Co. in......
  • American Idol: Contestants attempt to conjure the spirit and magic of New Orleans' music

     
    Pop & Hiss lends an ear to the tunes that play out on "American Idol" this season. Anyone with a keen ear to music knows it doesn’t take much to become enthralled by the breadth of musicianship that pours through......
  • Hey, MTV: Thanks for dissing Baltimore on 'Skins'

     
    In just two weeks, MTV's teens series "Skins" has become one of TV's most compelling dramas.Unfortunately for the producers and MTV executives, that's only the case off-screen, where "Skins" is playing like a car wreck impossible to look away from.Fearful...
  • David Simon asks Bourdain to write for Treme, sounds like

     
    Patricia Talorico, the food writer for the Wilmington Post, has just revealed this juicy bit. Anthony Bourdain told her in an interview that he will be contributing to David Simon's current HBO show Treme. UPDATE: The Times-Picayne and other outlets......
  • HBO's 'Veep' gets off to promising start in Baltimore

     
    “Veep,” the big-name, much-buzzed-about HBO pilot starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, wrapped filming Saturday after six days in and around Baltimore. The producers, who include Louis-Dreyfus, cultural critic Frank Rich and writer-director Armando...
  • Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson, actress in 'The Wire,' arrested in Baltimore drug raid [Updated]

     
    In an ironic twist of truth imitating fiction, Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who gained acclaim for her portrayal of a ruthless drug assassin in HBO's landmark series "The Wire," was arrested Thursday in Baltimore during a drug raid by police. The......
  • Chicago's loss could be L.A.'s gain

     
    Now that the International Olympic Committee has snubbed Chicago and chose Rio de Janeiro to play host to the 2016 Summer Games, will the U.S. Olympic Committee try again to bring the Olympics to this country? How about to this......
  • One lucky writer will get a free trip to the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

     
    The Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival is running a short story contest for writers who have not yet published a book of fiction, and the reward is bigger than usual. The winner will get domestic airfare, accommodations and admission......