For years, Nathan ¿Bodie¿ Barksdale engaged in a public spat with The Wire creator David Simon over just how much of his criminal past was an inspiration for the series¿ drug boss Avon Barksdale, all the while vowing that he was long out of the game.
David Simon, the former Baltimore Sun crime reporter and creator of the television show The Wire, has weighed in reports of data collection efforts by the National Security Agency, asking, what's the fuss?Creator of The Wire describes 1980s data collection by Baltimore police in blog post
Only three years ago, Baltimore and Maryland were all but out of the TV and film production business. After the glory years of "Homicide," "The Corner," "The Wire" and tens of millions of HBO dollars spent here on Maryland crews and materials, state funding for incentives had ended, and Hollywood had left Baltimore in its rear view mirror for what looked like good.
After 43 years in Chestertown and two in New York, the ceremony for announcing the winner of the Sophie Kerr Prize, the most lucrative undergraduate literary award in the nation, is moving to Baltimore.
Fans of Robert Francell Chew, known around the world as Proposition Joe of "The Wire," can take comfort in knowing that friends, family and admirers said goodbye Thursday with a spirited and moving celebration of life ceremony at the Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home in east Baltimore.