Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University said Monday they have found a flaw in the way Apple encrypts information sent over iMessage — the ones that show up blue when they arrive in an iPhone users' messaging app.
"The Wire" creator David Simon on Wednesday night declined to endorse a candidate for Baltimore mayor, lamented attempts to make police into social workers and admitted that the teen drug dealer Wallace was the hardest character to kill off in his landmark series. The former Baltimore Sun crime reporter was appearing at the University of Baltimore law school.
For all its gossipy, even-silly, TMZ-like tone at times, "The People v. O.J. Simpson" will engage millions of viewers in events that contextualize today's emotionally charged national conversations about police-community relations and race.
David Simon, who was invited to Camp David by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development secretary for Simon's recent work on the HBO miniseries "Show Me a Hero," wrote a witty account of his recent visit on his personal website.
My husband recently "matched" with the postdoctoral Johns Hopkins Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program. As we prepare to pack our dreams, among other breakable and not-so-breakable stuff, and move to Baltimore, I realize that there is a distinction between being a part of Hopkins and being a resident of the city. While Johns Hopkins raises feelings of aspiration, Baltimore City triggers apprehension. We still have some time before we move, but fear of the city is already living
David Simon: I hadn't crossed paths with Little Melvin in years. Hell, I wasn't even a reporter anymore. I hadn't covered his return from the '84 case, or written a word about the later pistol charge and the violation of his parole, or even about his lawyer getting that last sentence overturned. I was making television shows. How could Melvin be angry with me?
Jay C. Landsman Sr., the retired Baltimore City homicide detective who both inspired and played characters on the HBO drama, was promoted to lieutenant in the Baltimore County Police Department on Monday.
Baltimore native Anna Deavere Smith is back in her hometown to perform at Center Stage in part of her latest work in progress, which explores the so-called "schools to prison pipeline." It's titled "Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The Baltimore Chapter," and one segment is on the death of Freddie Gray.
I've rarely left Baltimore over the past five years—until last month, when I was here for only a couple of days. I missed the city deeply but the absence helped me see certain things, particularly things about myself, the city, and this paper more clearly.
As an ex-con, I was thrilled to witness Pope Francis take in an impromptu lunch with 90 inmates at a detention center in Poggiorale, Italy, last March. But as I gazed back home my elation disintegrated. I cannot picture a single American public servant having lunch with convicts or even ex-convicts for any reason other than publicity.
It's all come down to this -- the championship round of our Maryland Film/TV bracket. What was once a field of 64 genre-spanning opponents has been narrowed down to the final two. You, the fans, are closer than ever to crowning the Best of Baltimore, and in a tournament characterized by close calls and surprises, the title won't be easy to secure.
Sixty have bowed out. Four remain. The quest to determine the best of Maryland Film/TV has been tireless and, at times, baffling, but hey, we're a media organization and it's March Madness -- someone had to do it.
President Barack Obama, arguably the most famous fan of HBO's "The Wire," spoke to the series' creator David Simon about issues within the country's criminal justice system, the man who inspired the character of Omar Little ("my favorite character," Obama said) and more in a one-on-one conversation from earlier this week.