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Robert F. Chew Baltimore-based actor on 'The Wire' Robert F. Chew, 52, an actor and teacher who portrayed the drug kingpin Proposition Joe on the HBO series "The Wire," died Thursday of apparent heart failure in his sleep at his Baltimore home,...
Like the television character he helped inspire, Donnie Andrews lived by a code. In his earlier years, when he was robbing rival dealers as a young hustler in West Baltimore — experiences that would later form the basis for the popular Omar Little...
Show TrackerDavid Simon, creator of "The Wire" and "Treme," has started blogging on his own website, davidsimon.com. David Simon has been reluctant to blog before, but relishes the chance to speak directly to the public....
Jacket CopyOne minute people were milling around the silent auction with pre-event drinks, the next author Robert Pinsky was getting a laurel wreath on his head with his lifetime achievement award and reading a Czesław Miłosz poem to send us on our way...
Show TrackerAnthony Bourdain, the chef-turned-writer-turned-gonzo-television host, has judged “Top Chef,” hosted “No Reservations” and written for “Treme.” He talked over lunch in New York (sausage baguette and beer) and later...
Show TrackerEmmy nominations 2011: Celebrities react to the Emmy news in Tweeters Digest...
Jacket CopyThe 2011 PEN Center USA award winners include Father Gregory Boyle. Dave Eggers and Robert Pinsky will be special honorees at the November awards dinner....
David Mills, a former journalist and Emmy-winning television writer best known for his work on "NYPD Blue" and "The Wire," has died. He was 48. Mills died Tuesday of an apparent brain aneurysm in New Orleans, where he had been working on the upcoming HBO...
Every city has its own singular character — just ask Minneapolis about St. Paul — but there is perhaps no American city as singularly singular, as stubbornly exotic, as attached to its difference as New Orleans, that funky little cosmopolis...
Show TrackerProof 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....
Jacket CopyAuthor 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......
Show TrackerIn 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......
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