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David Simon

  1. chat room
    Novelist Laura Lippman on Her New Book and Morbid Imagination“I think I’m part of a generation of crime writers, all of whom woke up independently and recoiled with horror at the fact that we’d chosen this very conservative genre.”
  2. tv
    David Simon: ‘You’re Gonna Die, and Everyone You Love and Care About Is Gonna Die’So in the mean time, watch ‘Treme.’
  3. clickables
    Hear David Simon Play Some Fifties-TV Trivia on ‘Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me’He doesn’t do too well.
  4. public speaking
    David Simon Realizes That Joe Biden Is a Tough Act to FollowThe creator of ‘The Wire’ is forced to go immediately after the vice-president at a conference, and speaks to an empty room.
  5. quote machine
    Jason Schwartzman Not Even Famous Enough to Have Pizza DeliveredPlus: Mark Ronson to say horrible things about self.
  6. honors
    David Simon, 22 Others Officially Designated ‘Geniuses’Winning the $500,000 MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.”
  7. treme
    Treme Gets a Second Season AlreadyGood news for fans of Steve Zahn’s butt.
  8. in the magazine
    Nussbaum: David Simon As Irascible As EverJust because critics are throwing out words like “humor” and “uplifting” doesn’t mean the ‘Treme’ creator’s lost his edge.
  9. in memoriam
    Nussbaum’s Conversation with David MillsThe longtime David Simon collaborator recently died after an aneurysm while filming a scene at Cafe du Monde. What follows are excerpts from an interview conducted just two months before his death.
  10. tv
    Watch a Fourteen-Minute Behind-the-Scenes Look at TremeAn in-depth look at the making of David Simon’s upcoming HBO show.
  11. treme
    David Simon’s New Show Uplifting?“A show about people, artists for the most part, whose daily lives depend upon the free exercise of their wills to create — out of nothing, out of moments — something beautiful.”
  12. trailer mix
    The New New Treme Trailer: Walter Sobchak Spotted in New OrleansWe hadn’t realized a show by ‘Wire’ creator David Simon set in post-Katrina New Orleans could be this much fun.
  13. trailer mix
    Treme Trailer: New Orleans, Melissa Leo, Sunbathing Trombones — and More!No plot specifics, but lots of shots of things we like.
  14. quote machine
    Matthew Goode Not Ruling Out a Leap Year SequelPlus: Joan Jett biopic “isn’t painful” for Joan Jett to watch.
  15. trailer mix
    Treme Trailer: David Simon Has Done It Again!Just a really solid 47 seconds here.
  16. notable quotables
    Counting Down the Top 100 Quotes From The WireLooks like someone made the life of that Harvard professor who’s going to be teaching a class on the show just a bit easier.
  17. liberal arts
    Harvard Students to Study The WireWhat, no ‘SpongeBob’?
  18. david simon
    David Simon Still Mostly Emmy-less’Generation Kill’ lost all three Emmys it was nominated for last night.
  19. david simon
    David Simon Saves NewspapersAs usual, ‘Wire’ creator David Simon has a plan to ensure the future of American journalism.
  20. awesome
    HBO Gives David Simon Another ShotHBO has ordered the first nine episodes of ‘Treme.’
  21. brown nosers
    David Simon Gets Interviewed by His Biggest FanGreat interview, Bill Moyers, but let’s keep the butt-kissing to a minimum next time, mmmkay?
  22. hbo
    Which David Will Save HBO?All three of the greatest Davids in premium-cable history are developing shows for the network — but whose are we most excited about?
  23. the industry
    Sean Penn Has Some Protecting to DoPlus: ‘The Complete History of My Sexual Failures.’
  24. the wire
    Cast of The Wire Joins Team PhelpsBubbles: “At the end of the day, I think it’s a great advertisement for weed.”
  25. the industry
    The Hold Steady Prep Their Very Own Rock DocPlus, Pacino does Shakespeare.
  26. the wire
    The Wire in Five MinutesWant a fast catch-up on ‘The Wire’ but don’t have 60 consecutive hours?
  27. kudos
    ‘The Wire’ Continues Its Emmy Streak!In a remarkable display of consistency, the TV Academy continued to snub television’s best-ever show.
  28. awesome
    David Simon Tackles the Lincoln AssassinationDavid Simon is making a Lincoln-assassination mini-series!
  29. the industry
    David Simon Re-‘Wires’ His New PilotA handful of ‘Wire’ vets join Simon’s New Orleans–set HBO pilot.
  30. news reel
    David Simon and the ‘Wire’ Cast Hold Forth at Museum of the Moving Image PanelA cogent response to the ‘Dickensian’ question, thoughts on a ‘Wire’ movie, and the story of the revolt of Herc and Carver.
  31. overnights
    ‘Generation Kill’: Police That Mustache!As we meet them, the Marines are hanging around Camp Mathilda, indulging their homoerotic impulses and wondering when they’ll get to invade Iraq.
  32. the industry
    Jon Favreau Will Direct ‘Iron Man 2,’ Thanks to AmericaPlus: Who will play opposite Jeremy Piven in the Broadway revival of ‘Speed-the-Plow’?
  33. the take
    How the Sean Combs Gaffe in the L.A. ‘Times’ Proves David Simon Right — and WrongJust like ‘The Wire’’s Scott Templeton, Chuck Philips is a hard-driving reporter with questions of impropriety in his past.
  34. the take
    David Simon Lays It On a Little ThickDefending ourselves from the wrath of David Simon.
  35. the best part
    David Simon Still Has Some Things to SayThree of our unanswered questions are kind of answered!
  36. quote machine
    Emmy-Losing Actress Jenna Fischer Reveals Secret of Her Near-SuccessPlus: David Simon!
  37. the take
    Sternbergh on ‘The Wire’ Finale: The Anti-‘Sopranos’Earlier this season, we half-hoped The Wire would end with Omar driving to Jersey, hobbling into a diner, and gunning down Tony Soprano and his family.
  38. vulture lists
    10 Questions Left Unanswered by the Wire FinaleFor starters, what’s in Daniels’s file?
  39. overnights
    ‘The Wire’: Jimmy McNulty Gets Profiled“The subject has problems with lasting relationships and is possibly a high-functioning alcoholic.”
  40. the early-evening news
    David Simon Apologizes to BaltimorePlus: Sam Mendes to shoot Dave Eggers’s and Vendela Vida’s comedy.
  41. the take
    Is ‘The Wire’ Turning Into ‘Studio 60’?Great Mencken’s ghost, these purple barroom orations!
  42. quote machine
    Ice Cube Will Star in ‘The A-Team’ Movie, He GuessesPlus: Maggie Gyllenhaal!
  43. apropos of nothing
    The ‘Wire’ Copyediting Scandal: David Simon Responds!Plus MERRIAM_WEBSTER!
  44. news reel
    ‘The Wire’ Premiere: Wallace Lives, and Rawls Cuts a RugDavid Simon quips, “I feel like David Chase.”
  45. apropos of nothing
    Is David Simon Taking Time Off ‘The Wire’ to Write Angry Letters to the ‘Daily News’?Doesn’t he have better things to do?
  46. the take
    David Simon Deification: A Season-by-Season HistoryWhat can we learn from Margaret Talbot’s 11,000 words in The New Yorker?
  47. last night's gig
    David Milch Headlines Most Uncomfortable Panel Discussion Ever at ‘New Yorker’ FestThe fun started about twenty minutes in when Milch leaned forward and said, “It’s about to become real uncomfortable, real fast.”
  48. countdown
    ‘The Wire’ Wraps, and Our Obsession With Season Five BeginsWhat can we learn about season five from the Washington Post’s coverage of the show’s wrap party?
  49. apropos of nothing
    Omar From ‘The Wire’ and Fran From ‘The Corner’ Got Married?About the sweetest thing we’ve read all week.
  50. the industry
    Almodóvar’s ‘All About My Mother’ Heads to the Old Vic