You probably know him as Bunk, a k a Detective William Moreland, who teamed with Detective Jimmy McNulty in HBO’s The Wire. Or maybe music’s your thing, and you know him as Antoine Batiste, the trombonist who fronts Antoine Batiste and his Soul Apostles on Treme, another HBO hit.
As the star of two shows that have Read More
David Simon may be a MacArthur “Genius” Grant winner and a television deity for creating “The Wire,” but he got his start on the crime beat at The Baltimore Sun, he explained in an interview today with The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog. It was in that Charm City newsroom that Simon cut his Read More
When David Simon first learned that he won the MacArthur “genius” Grant — which comes with $500,000 tax-free, no-strings-attached, paid out in quarterly installments over five years — his first thought was to give the money to charity. He doesn’t need it. “To be blunt, I’m in the entertainment industry … and my contracts are Read More
HBO’s renaissance continues Sunday night with the premiere of Treme, David Simon’s new hour-long drama about New Orleans musicians that takes place in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Here, four things any informed viewer ought to know before hitting the couch tonight (or whenever you end up watching it).
It’s a Reunion!
With Mr. Simon’s Read More
David Simon Says
This afternoon, David Simon, the creator of HBO’s The Wire, had lunch with a crowd of journalists at Aureole on West 42nd Street to answer questions about his new series Treme, which is set in post-Katrina New Orleans and which debuts on HBO on April 11.
Mr. Simon spent a good chunk of his Read More