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  • 3 Chicago actors cast in 'Wire' creator's newest project for HBO

    3 Chicago actors cast in 'Wire' creator's newest project for HBO
    A trio of actors with deep Chicago ties have been added to the cast of the HBO mini-series "Show Me a Hero," the latest project from David Simon. Longtime TV actor Jim Belushi, Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney and Lakeview native and Columbia College...
  • CNN's Mike Rowe out to rewire Baltimore's image

    CNN's Mike Rowe out to rewire Baltimore's image
    Update: Since this post appeared on Nov. 6, Rowe and David Simon, the creator of HBO's "The Wire," have had a back-and-forth on their blogs about the city's image. It started with Rowe's Nov. 6 post below. Read Simon's subsequent post here, and another...
  • PR can't overcome truth of 'Serial,' 'Wire'

    PR can't overcome truth of 'Serial,' 'Wire'
    Listening last week to "Serial," the hit podcast about a 1999 teen murder in Baltimore, I couldn't help thinking about all the folks from the mayor on down who believe they can change the city's media image with some positive public relations. And I...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap: Survivors taste good

    'The Walking Dead' recap: Survivors taste good
    Poor Bob. Poor, poor Bob. It's not often that one of the side characters on "The Walking Dead" gets a nice moment. Usually, all the joy, relief, laughter and romance are reserved for Rick, Daryl, Michonne or a select few other favorite characters. The...
  • Colbert talks 'Serial,' calls Baltimore 'the same fictional city from The Wire'

    Colbert talks 'Serial,' calls Baltimore 'the same fictional city from The Wire'
    Stephen Colbert asked "Serial" producer Sarah Koenig a question last night that many fans of the hit podcast have been wondering: "Will that girl ever learn how to pronounce 'MailChimp'?" In addition to ribbing Koenig about the MailChimp sponsorship,...
  • Lawsuit brought by man convicted in 1987 killing can proceed

    Lawsuit brought by man convicted in 1987 killing can proceed
    A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a lawsuit brought against the Baltimore Police Department and three officers by a man who says he was wrongfully convicted of murder in a 1987 killing can proceed. James Owens was charged in the robbery,...
  • Your official Orioles playoffs drinking game

    Your official Orioles playoffs drinking game
    There's no secret: America's favorite past time is made even more past time-y with a cold beer (or two). In that spirit, we're offering a drinking game as you watch the Orioles start their momentous post-season run. This game can work for the Detroit...
  • Revisit 'old-school' police programs

    Revisit 'old-school' police programs
    The recent influx of citizen unrest due to a rash of officer-related homicides has left the American citizenry skeptical of the greater good police departments bring to communities nationwide, especially that of traditionally violent neighborhoods that...
  • Now Streaming: CT In The Movies

    Now Streaming: CT In The Movies
    In this age of instant cinematic gratification, you can log on to Netflix, push the "play" icon, and watch … your own backyard. The Netflix offerings that you can "Watch Instantly" span the globe, the entire history of moviemaking, and every...
  • George Pelecanos' 'Martini Shot' short stories colorful but confined

    George Pelecanos is among our most prolific — and compelling — crime novelists, a writer who evokes his hometown of Washington, D.C., much as Dennis Lehane does with Boston or Michael Connelly Los Angeles: as a character in its own right....
  • Review: 'The Martini Shot' by George Pelecanos

    Review: 'The Martini Shot' by George Pelecanos
    George Pelecanos is widely considered to be one of the best crime novelists going, but he's never fit all that comfortably into the genre. His writing is properly hard-boiled, his heroes are attractively flawed and his villains leave trails of blood...