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David Simon weighs in on a Md. Senate race, endorsing Laskin over Zirkin

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David Simon, the creator of “Wire,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “The Corner” and, most recently, “The Deuce,” has thrown his hat into the primary election for the Maryland State Senate seat in District 11, endorsing Democratic challenger Sheldon H. Laskin over the incumbent Sen. Bobby Zirkin.

Beth Am Series Explores the Endangerment of the Free Press


By Aliza Friedlander

David Simon doesn’t mince words when discussing President Donald Trump’s disdain for the media. He calls it “the rhetoric of straight-up fascism.”

Top Stories: Goat Island for Sale, Cheap Lighthouse Near Baltimore for $15K, Mansion on Market in Roland Park



The most popular story on our site this week may have looked like a spotlight on just any old piece of land on the market, but really, it was all about the goats. Bradshaw’s First Purchase has actually been up for sale for months, but it only recently grabbed Marylanders’ attention — and who can blame them? It’s a secluded 55-acre isle located right off of Smith Island on the shore, and it comes with a herd of about 30 goats.

The owner of the land told The Daily Times of Salisbury his parcel is known to locals as Goat Island, nevermind its actual formal name. Evidently, the island has a long history with goats, though this bunch is relatively new; the old herd was reportedly wiped out by a particularly rough winter two decades ago.

Whoever wants the land and its goats has to shell out $1.5 million. If that seems steep, just know that 10 years ago, the owners were asking $15 million.

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David Simon Condemns War on Drugs at NYT Conference, Using Baltimore as an Example

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A lot has changed in the two yeas since David Simon sat down with the president to discuss drug policy, but the writer and producer’s message remains the same.

Baltimoreans Join in Solidarity at David Simon’s ‘City of Immigrants’ Rally-Fundraiser

“The Wire” creator holds up images of his late relatives at the podium in Beth Am Synagogue.

An array of local celebrities, public officials, religious leaders, attorneys, prominent activists and others touched the hearts of around 1,000 people who packed into Beth Am Synagogue in Reservoir Hill on Monday for an evening of solidarity with immigrants.

David Simon, Tech Activists Organize Rally Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

A photo of David Simon from 2010, Courtesy the MacArthur Foundation

Baltimoreans will get to hear local activist leaders and experts share their thoughts on Donald Trump’s new immigration orders early next week at a rally organized by hometown hero and Baltimore writer and producer David Simon and a D.C.-based tech activist group.

David Simon’s Time in Baltimore Homicide Unit Prepared Him for GOP’s Embrace of Trump


David Simon

The Republican establishment’s arm’s-length embrace of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump is mystifying to many, but not to David Simon.

David Simon’s New HBO Show Is About Porn, Not Baltimore



David SimonDavid Simon has produced a number of shows and miniseries for HBO since The Wire made critics swoon a decade ago — but none of them have been set in Simon’s beloved Baltimore.

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

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.”