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Baltimore: A muse for many

the band looked to the East Coast for the title to its new single, "Baltimore." Culturally speaking, Baltimore is better known for the work of John Waters and for the TV show The Wire than one ... bac... read more

Not much has changed Twelve years on from era-defining HBO show The Wire inner city Baltimore looks much the same as it ever did

Over five series, the show explored the wide-ranging impact of the war on drugs on the crack-infested streets of Baltimore, Maryland. Written by David Simon, a former police reporter for The Baltimore ... read more

A last lemon meringue pie for the real-life gangster at the heart of ‘The Wire’

What made him noteworthy was his role in The Wire on HBO ... because I had been working in New York. It was OK, he assured me, but added that he was counting on that lemon meringue pie when I got back ... read more

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5 Ways NYC Is Tackling Climate Change

New York City truly is a ... It calls for a wise investment of $385 million. We all love NYC, but sometimes the trash on the streets brings us down. But that could soon change. 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 abl... read more

Baltimore's failing schools are a tragedy of criminal proportions

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Back in 2005, Emmy-award winning television drama The Wire shined a harsh light ... faced by students out on the mean str... 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

Art Fall Preview: Over 100 Not-to-Miss Shows From East Coast to West

COROT: WOMEN Muses, goddesses, book lovers and nudes ... This wide-ranging look back includes more than 200 pieces. Sept. 27-Jan. 6, Art Institute of Chicago, artic.edu. Image “Grandmother, Brooklyn, ... read more

Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire

Cook owners will want to protect their investment, while fantasy owners who don’t have Cook would be wise to focus their waiver-wire ... back by penalty or replay review. He caught three passes for 23 ... read more

Welcome to the New Age of Counterinsurgency Policing

Last week, as Baltimore braced for ... news,” giving the government new leverage over alleged enemies of the state. What we are seeing in the dark corners of cyberspace is of a piece with what we are ... read more

On The Origins, Use, And Meaning Of "Ass In The Jackpot"

As it turns out, I own both of those books ... the Killing Streets. Simon wrote that while working as a Baltimore Sun police reporter, and it led to a number of other projects including his excellent ... read more

Legal troubles nothing new for 'Wire' actress

David Simon, the Baltimore writer who created "The Wire," said in a statement ... Pearson wrote in her book that she had trouble holding down jobs once her felony record became known and, as an adult, ... read more



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