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Back to the streets of Baltimore: A wise new book on The Wire

The next best pleasure to watching HBO’s The Wire is talking about The Wire, and the next best pleasure to talking about The Wire is reading about The Wire. Anyone that followed the US television ... read more

‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon Rips “Greedhead” Agencies Over Packaging, Urges Lawsuit Against ATA

Published in 1991, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets ... book and put it in front of her boss; Homicide: Life on the Street was born. So, great. Then the contract comes back from Baltimore ... read more

David Simon on Baltimore’s Anguish

"The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood" 1 "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood" by David Simon and former Boston ... used by police officers going back ... read more

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The jaw-dropping fall of an elite Baltimore police unit validates the need for federal oversight

So let’s cut back to the present. There’s currently a police corruption trial going on in Baltimore ... Washington Post. Previously, he was an investigative reporter for the Huffington Post and a ... read more

Baltimore and the State of American Cities

Baltimore is nearly synonymous with “The Wire,” the television ... not forestall violence in the streets of Baltimore, the difficult question will be what can prevent more of it. Jelani Cobb is a ... read more

Nasdaq’s Black Belt CEO on IPOs, Unicorns, and Roundhouse Kicks

The Roland Park Country School is just a few miles—but worlds away—from the hardscrabble streets of Baltimore that The Wire made famous ... faced throughout her career in finance. The history books ... read more

Did the 1938 Radio Broadcast of ‘War of the Worlds’ Cause a Nationwide Panic?

Ladies and gentlemen, here I am, back of a ... based on sketch wire service roundups that emphasized breadth over in-depth detail”: In short, the notion that the War of the Worlds program sent untold ... read more

In the media, divergent perspectives on Baltimore

Baltimore is an American version of Gaza, with an occupying army of heavily armed police in the streets and military helicopters overhead ... Sorry, everybody knows it's actually "The Wire," with all ... read more

D. Watkins Tells it Like it Was in Memoir, 'The Cook Up'

To most of us, the mean streets of Baltimore conjure up something out of HBO's series, "The Wire," or the Freddie Gray story ... Watkins chronicles his life in his new book, The Cook Up: A Crack Rock ... read more

Christine Dwyer Hickey: I lost a kidney and gained a novel

I was at a book festival ... it might be wise to shake myself up and concentrate. I heard the word “tumour”. I heard the word “cancer”. Then I heard the word “nephrectomy” – what a beautiful word, I ... read more

The mistake of mistrusting officers of the law

This is why wise and experienced officers say that talking to people ... But the feds have neither the manpower nor the knowledge and skills to police the streets of Baltimore. Still less are they ... read more

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