Beyond the classroom, the relationship between rapper Diablo Flamez and professor Toby Gordon, who live in neighborhoods of Baltimore that seem worlds apart, has blossomed into a strong, albeit unorthodox, friendship.
With the sins of some Baltimore police officers in the news, this testimony from actor J.D. Williams about his experience with cops here while filming “The Wire” seems especially relevant. It comes courtesy of an engrossing oral history of the series, "All the Pieces Matter" by Jonathan Abrams.
With the passion fans still voice for characters from HBO’s “The Wire,” there is undoubtedly a huge audience for a sequel. But Norris Davis, who played Vinson in the series, is learning you run into serious problems when you use names of characters associated with a property someone else created.
Within the first week of the premiere of Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe’s Showtime series “The Chi,” Twitter and the inter-webs were flooding with comparisons to one of the most prolific shows from Baltimore — “The Wire.”
HBO's "Baltimore Rising" opens on a brilliant note. The documentary directed by Sonja Sohn, of "The Wire," instantly establishes itself visually with a slow scan of the boarded-up row houses that have become the dominant media image of this city. But that is just the platform for a very deep dive.
Dennis D. Wise, an alleged hitman and convicted murderer from Baltimore who was shipped to an Arizona prison nearly two decades ago after state officials accused him of running a largescale criminal enterprise out of the former Maryland House of Correction, has been released after striking a deal with prosecutors in his decades-old murder case.
Annie and Neal Goldman discoved when they closed on their new home in 2012 that they were buying more than a pretty four-bedroom house in Homeland. They learned the house, built in 1920, was used as a filming location for "The Wire," HBO's critically-acclaimed television show that chronicled Baltimore's drug trade and other societal problems. It appeared in several episodes during seasons three and four as the home of Tommy Carcetti, who rises from Baltimore City Councilman to mayor to governor,
The typical response to the question we've all heard — "Is Baltimore just like 'The Wire'?" — is a defensive lecture on the merits of our fine city and the damage "The Wire" has done to our reputation. But has it really? I would argue that the television series is actually more helpful than harmful, something I learned teaching a class based on it.
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.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts has appointed record-setting Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett and Sonja Sohn, best known for her role as Kima in HBO's Baltimore-based drama "The Wire" as the parade's grand marshals.
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.
Melvin Williams, whose legendary life as a West Baltimore drug kingpin in the 1960s later earned him a place in HBO's "The Wire," died Thursday morning at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 73.
Long before concerns were raised over "Stingray" technology, fictional Baltimore police officer Lester Freamon was see by fans of The Wire, using a device called the "Triggerfish" to build a case around cellphone data.