| Jun 3, 2012
Baltimoreans and Marylanders have become blase about actors being in their midst, along with bellowing directors, film crews, blocked-off streets filled with Hollywood's iconic caravans of trucks, trailers and spotlights, and sidewalks choked with zig-...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Critics regaled "The Wire" for many reasons. Being funny was never one of them. But they never saw "The Wire: The Musical."
On the 10th anniversary of David Simon's Baltimore-based HBO drama, the parody site Funny or Die has released a riff on what would...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Listeners to the Kojo Nnamdi Show got a bit more than they bargained for when "The Wire" creator David Simon called in this afternoon to offer his two cents on the Kwame Brown story.
Kojo was in the middle of a conversation about the disgraced D.C....
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:01 AM
David Simon did it. And now Bunk is doing it too -- protesting drastic cuts at New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Wendell Pierce, who played Bunk on "The Wire," has joined a number of big names from New Orleans to tell the newspaper's parent company that they...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:31 AM
Over the weekend, Baltimore Sun magazine published excerpts from a Q&A with Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III. After five years of talking to bad guys with guns, features editor Sam Sessa got him to dish on some more light-hearted topics such...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Agnieszka Holland's Holocaust movies, like "Angry Harvest" and "Europa Europa," are a world away from concentration camp tear-jerkers like Robert Benigni's Oscar-winning smash "Life Is Beautiful."
Holland's films are uninhibited and sexual, gutsy and...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:20 AM
De’Andre L. McCullough, the young protagonist of the book “The Corner”, which chronicled a year on a drug-plagued street corner in West Baltimore and was turned into an HBO miniseries, died Wednesday of an apparent overdose in...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:16 AM
One minute this week Manny Machado was the baron of Bowie, traveling with the Baysox to glamorous ports of call like Altoona. And the next -- he's in Baltimore, pulling on a pristine new Orioles uniform.
No matter how cool he might have seemed on the...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Baltimore-area viewers won't see it in their TV listings, but this week a program will premiere on the Al Jazeera English channel that could do more to shape the world's image of their city than any other media coverage or civic promotion done all year....
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Laura Lippman's latest, "And When She was Good," is out this week, the latest from Baltimore's favorite mystery writer. Here's a review from Celeste Sollod, a book publishing veteran who writes about Baltimore literary life at BaltimoreBookTalk.com (You...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
He played a hardnosed detective on HBO's The Wire, a trombonist on Treme and soon Wendell Pierce will be a grocery store owner.
The actor who has a made a career starring in David Simon's popular television series plans to open Sterling Farms grocery...