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Friday Morning Headlines: Council Votes to Defund Mayor’s Budget Office; Where Would Your Favorite ‘The Wire’ Character be Today?; and More

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 02, 2017 7:25am

Music recording program teaches reading literacy in Baltimore — ABC2

Kim Morton quietly assumes position of Mayor Pugh’s chief of staff — Baltimore Brew

City Council panel votes to eliminate funding for mayor’s budget office — WBAL-TV

Orioles Not Faring Well In Early All-Star Voting Results — PressBox

Where Are the Characters From ‘The Wire’ Now? — The Ringer

Lifeline, Real Estate & Home

Video: Take a Tour of Cutty’s Old Boxing Gym from ‘The Wire’

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 20, 2017 1:54pm

Have you ever wondered what’s left of Cutty’s boxing gym from “The Wire,” or even what it may have been before it was a training ground for fictional West Baltimore youngsters? A recent tour of the building by filmmaker and YouTuber Dan Bell offers some insight.

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Featured, Money & Power

“The Wire” Actor Says Alleged Victim Tried to Pull Him into Her Hotel Room

2 Written by: | Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:20am

Wendell Pierce as "Bunk" Moreland in The Wire.

Wendell Pierce as “Bunk” Moreland in The Wire.

The story of The Wire actor Wendell Pierce’s arrest for simple battery has accrued more details as well as more dispute. Read More →

Culture, Featured

Wendell Pierce from ‘The Wire’ Arrested After Altercation with Sanders Supporter

0 Written by: | Monday, May 16, 2016 7:01am

Wendell Pierce as "Bunk" Moreland in The Wire.

Wendell Pierce as Det. “Bunk” Moreland in The Wire.

There are conflicting reports from TMZ and The Daily Beast, but sources say the alleged altercation came after an argument over the Democratic presidential primary. Read More →

Culture, Featured, Real Estate & Home, Station North

“Wire” Actor Invests in Baltimore

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 11, 2016 9:24am

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You may remember Wendell Pierce from his memorable turn as Bunk Moreland, The Wire‘s gruff homicide detective with a strong moral sense and a weakness for whiskey.

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Yep, That Was Mike Tyson in That Baltimore-Area Super Bowl Commercial

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 9:21am

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Not every viewer was lucky enough to see the Mike Tyson ad during last weekend’s Super Bowl game. Read More →

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David Simon Wants You to Stop Using The Wire to Explain Baltimore

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 10:43am

David Simon with cast members from The Wire. Photo courtesy the Marc Steiner Show.

David Simon with cast members from The Wire. Photo courtesy the Marc Steiner Show.

When the national media discusses Baltimore’s issues–whether it’s political corruption or violent police tactics or drug-related violence–they almost invariably namecheck The Wire. David Simon, the famously crotchety creator of that beloved HBO series, thinks that is “f***ed up.” Read More →

Culture, Featured

‘The Wire’ Cast Getting Set for Reunion During Artscape

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 2:11pm

wirecatch of the day fish (2)Omar Little, Bubbles, Bunk and Slim Charles will be back in Baltimore this weekend. The cast of The Wire is set for a reunion on Saturday afternoon in the midst of Artscape. Read More →

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From “Wire” Extra to “Mad Scientist of Baltimore”

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 12, 2015 10:08am

A rendering of one of the ultra-green cars that Simeto hopes to build, via Rolling Stone

A rendering of one of the ultra-green cars that Simeto hopes to build, via Rolling Stone

In Rolling Stone this week, Matt Taibbi profiles Kato Simeto, a man he calls “the mad scientist of Baltimore.” Simeto, a former extra on The Wire, has dreams of becoming the first African-American automaker and has devoted years of his life to designing a car that is both ultra-fuel efficient and cool looking. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Was “The Wire” TOO Accurate?

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 9:45am

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You’ve probably heard about the recent revelations that Baltimore Police has used a high-tech form of cell phone surveillance thousands of times over the past eight years. The story was all over the news last week. But it seems as though the creators of The Wire knew about it more than a decade ago.

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