| Apr 5, 2009
For most people, spending time with a violent, Tabasco-guzzling Oregon anarchist, a teenage member of the Aryan Brotherhood, opera-loving lawyers whose dog fatally mauled an innocent woman and an eternally wired, drugged-out Hollywood agent would not be...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:41 AM
David Simon, creator of the HBO series "Treme," will join a Sunday afternoon reception at Johnny's (4800 Roland Avenue, johnnysdownstairs.com) in Roland Park for cookbook author Lolis Eric Elie.
Elie, a staff writer and story editor on the series,...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:44 AM
In two decades of covering David Simon’s television career, one thing I can say with absolute certainty is that he was never boring or predictable.
And he came through again last week in an interview that I had imagined as a simple Q&A advancing...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:13 PM
A few years back, Nathan “Bodie” Barksdale had a public spat with “The Wire” creator David Simon over the extent to which he was an inspiration for drug boss Avon Barksdale in the series. All the while, he vowed that he was long...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Old disasters don't die, they just fade from the headlines.
The network camera crews leave town, cable news moves on to the next horror and the people left behind adjust or don't to a new normal.
It requires a very particular vision to see as much drama...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:06 AM
We're a bit biased, but the staff at EW are clearly geniuses.
In the magazine's latest issue, out Friday, the writers and editors have named Baltimore-set social tapestry "The Wire" as the No. 1 TV show. Of all time.
Here's what they had to say:...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Stringer Bell, John Luther, Nelson Mandela and maybe the next James Bond — the career of Idris Elba is on the rise.
At 40, Elba is one of the most sought-after and respected actors on either side of the Atlantic. And this week, BBC America has four...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 8:13 PM
Sun media critic David Zurawik emailed “Wire” creator David Simon seeking an assessment from him of Idris Elba for a feature story on Elba. Simon’s generous and thoughtful email reply seemed too good not to publish on its own.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:32 AM
It's getting complicated in the world of publishing.
Unlike last year, the top-selling books in print and those in digital are rather different, according to a story in Publishers Weekly reporting on sales during the first six months of the year....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:00 AM
David Simon shares his feelings about the possibility of the Koch brothers owning Tribune papers like the Baltimore Sun in a video interview that you can see here.
The interview was done at the request of the Working Families Party, according to Simon,...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Ravens fans are ready to rush New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII, emptying their pockets for tickets to the big game and scrambling for a seat on an available flight. With travel packages going for thousands of dollars, you'll want to make your stay in...