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C. Fraser Smith: Between realism and despair

Hoping to offer perspective and support to a city sagging under the weight of unrest, the Maryland Film Festival’s Jed Deitz called David Simon. Simon’s working on an HBO treatment of Taylor Branch’s civil rights history. He seemed to be ...

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Editorial: A new sense of purpose

The drive from Chicago to Maryland takes about 10 hours, if you go just a few miles over the speed limit. I did this drive twice in the past few weeks, along with a few O’Hare-BWI flights (one that routed me through Philadelphia on a seemingly pointless 20-minute jaunt), and for the past week, I’ve been sleeping on a rather uncomfortable air mattress.

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Editorial: Big shoes to fill for police commissioner’s replacement

Baltimore is losing its police commissioner. And what a loss it will be. Frederick H. Bealefeld III is retiring Aug. 1. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the commissioner, who is 49 and has been with the department for 31 years, had ...

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Baltimore Board of Estimates approves 3 settlements

On the same day last week The Daily Record reported the details behind a previously confidential $200,000 mistaken arrest settlement, the Baltimore Board of Estimates approved another $195,000 in settlements related to police incidents. Unlike the long-secret case of Yakov ...

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‘Wire’ creator David Simon among MacArthur ‘genius grant’ winners

CHICAGO — David Simon, creator of the HBO television series “The Wire,” is among 23 recipients of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants” — news that left him with what he described as “a vague sense of guilt.” The $500,000 ...

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