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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2010
At 7 p.m. Saturday in MICA's Brown Center, David Simon, the creator of "The Wire," will host Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory" and explain why it's just as pertinent and powerful today as it was in 1957. That's when this movie first appeared — and was promptly banned in France for 18 years because of its savage debunking of the conduct of the French army in World War I. Kubrick uses a suicide mission to expose civilized European savagery. He gives us military stupidity in microcosm with this tale of autocratic leaders ( Adolphe Menjou, George Macready)
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | January 15, 2002
It looks as if Baltimore is going to be back in prime time. As early as next month, HBO is expected to begin filming a new weekly police drama here that will mean at least 100 new jobs and more than $20 million to the area economy. While an official announcement is not expected until tomorrow in Los Angeles on the Winter Press Tour, The Sun has confirmed that HBO will order 13 episodes of The Wire, a crime drama from David Simon, Emmy Award-winning writer-producer of NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street and HBO's The Corner.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2013
Click here for the gallery "The Wire: Where Are they Now?" Robert F. Chew, a 52-year-old Baltimore actor and teacher who portrayed one of television's most unforgettable characters as Proposition Joe on HBO's “The Wire,” died Thursday of apparent heart failure in his sleep at his home in Northeast Baltimore, according to Clarice Chew, his sister. Mr. Chew, who appeared in “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “The Corner,” as well as “The Wire,” also taught and mentored child and young adult actors at Baltimore's Arena Players, a troupe he stayed with as his television career blossomed in David Simon HBO series.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2013
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 out of the game. But now the Drug Enforcement Administration says Barksdale is a high-ranking member of the Black Guerrilla Family. U.S. marshals arrested him this week on federal heroin and gun charges after he spent a short spell on the run. Barksdale, 52, is accused of taking part in a heroin conspiracy with alleged drug supplier Suraj Tairu, who is also charged in the case.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN ART CRITIC | August 7, 2003
Over the course of a 40-year professional career he has been a musician, composer, conductor, educator and nationally renowned arts administrator. But now the founding director of the Baltimore School for the Arts, who retired in 1996 after leading the school through its first 16 years of existence, is debuting in an entirely new role: David Simon, American realist painter. Today, the latest career evolution of the 78-year-old musician-turned-painter will be celebrated at the Baltimore School for the Arts with an opening reception for a benefit exhibition of more than 80 of Simon's realistic oil paintings and watercolors.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2013
Former Baltimore Sun crime reporter and creator of "The Wire" David Simon is placing the blame for Baltimore's violence spike on State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein, citing the effects of what Simon says is an unwillingness on the top prosecutor's part to take tough cases. After Simon wrote a blog post last year that accused Bernstein of holding up the charging process and breaking a campaign promise, resulting in a dramatic drop in murder cases pursued, a commenter asked Simon to revisit the argument and apologize if 2012's uptick in murders proved to be an aberration.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Staff | May 12, 2002
In a gritty West Baltimore neighborhood, in a courtyard where broken glass competes with tufts of grass for space, a teen-age boy sits quietly in a chair, peering intently at a small toy in his hand, oblivious to the rest of the world. Without warning, an empty whiskey bottle is hurled at the wall behind him, shattering within inches of his ear and jolting him out of his trance. A few yards away, another, older youth screams at him to pay attention, cursing in the epithet-filled street language not taught in schools.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2010
David Simon has repaid a long-held literary debt — with interest. On Tuesday, Penguin Classics reissues "Paths of Glory," Humphrey Cobb's surgically sharp novel of the First World War. To Simon, Cobb's 1935 rendering of a doomed French assault and its calamitous aftermath has repercussions that go beyond its immediate anti-war themes. He hears Cobb's characters every time he listens to BP executives trying to explain destructive actions taken for short-term gains. And when bureaucrats assess Hurricane Katrina with "we all did our best" cliches, they remind him of French generals rationalizing the debacles of Verdun.
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By KEN FUSON and KEN FUSON,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1997
David Simon knows the rules. He has been a journalist a long time. You do what it takes, you get the story, and then you walk away.Otherwise you get too close. Otherwise you're bailing sources out of jail, or finding jobs for people, or listening as some card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters chews on you:"You're going to have to do something about DeAndre.""What'd he do?""He's been mouthing off to Kenny. He'd better watch it. Kenny'll let him have it.""I'll talk to him."
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2011
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson has spent much of the past two decades drawn to the gritty glamour of life on the streets, and nearly as much time and energy struggling to break free. Critics will see the arrest of the 30-year-old Baltimore actress on Thursday on drug charges as evidence that she's a career criminal — an image that only was heightened by her portrayal of a cold-blooded assassin on HBO's "The Wire. " But Pearson's friends, and there are many, are profoundly saddened by her latest run-in with police.
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