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David Simon

David Simon (born 1960) is an American author, journalist, and a writer/producer of television series. He worked for the Baltimore Sun City Desk for ... More »David Simon (born 1960) is an American author, journalist, and a writer/producer of television series. He worked for the Baltimore Sun City Desk for twelve years. He wrote Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets and co-wrote The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood with Ed Burns. The former book was the basis for the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street, on which Simon served as a writer and producer. Simon adapted the latter book into the HBO mini-series The Corner. He is the creator of the HBO television series The Wire, for which he served as executive producer, head writer, and show runner for all five seasons. He adapted the non-fiction book Generation Kill into an HBO mini-series and served as the show runner for the project. He was selected as one of the 2010 MacArthur Fellows and named an Utne Reader visionary in 2011. Simon also co-created the HBO series Treme with Eric Overmyer, which ended its second season in 2011. Born in Washington, D.C., Simon... [ Wikipedia ]

Chris Christie scandal is here to stay

As David Simon writes of Christie and the closure of lanes on the turnpike, “he knew.” He knew, Simon argues, because what self-respecting political operative would pull a dirty trick and not want to get the approval of the principal? The governor vehemently denied any knowledge ...

How Abandonment In Rwandan Genocide Changed Peacekeepers' Role : NPR

"The soldiers knew that the killing would happen," says professor David Simon, associate director of Yale's Genocide Studies Program. "The decision-makers did not have it in their calculus. " Simon says the United Nations of 20 years ago was much more respectful of state ...

What British drama can learn from True Detective

Bubbles (Andre Royo) in The Wire Photo: HBO Writer David Simon has also been adept at creating entire worlds. In The Wire (2002-2007), the viewer was fully drawn into every dirty nook of Baltimore, from the decaying docks with their hard-bitten stevedores to the CCTV-saddled corridors of ...

Simon Property to Spin Off Strip Center Business

Simon Property to Spin Off Strip Center Business - NYTimes.com Simon Property to Spin Off Strip Center Business - NYTimes.com The Simon Property Group, the Indianapolis-based owner and operator of shopping malls, announced on Friday that it planned to spin off its strip centers and smaller ...

'The Wire' creator David Simon: America is a 'horror show'

'The Wire' creator David Simon: America is a 'horror show' "The Wire " creator David Simon slammed America's poverty gap and called the country a "horror show" in an impromptu speech delivered at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, Australia, this weekend. "America is a ...

'The Wire' Creator David Simon Goes On EPIC Rant Against Inequality

David Simon, creator of the critically acclaimed television shows "The Wire" and "Homicide: Life on the Street," works on the New Orleans set of his latest project, "Treme,'' a television series set in post-Hurricane Katrina, Wednesday, March 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber) | ...

Dr. David Simon Admits Nude 'Punishment Therapy' With Sex, Whips May Have Been Unusual

Dr. David Simon Admits Nude 'Punishment Therapy' With Sex, Whips May Have Been Unusual A Lake Worth, Fla., doctor who treated a depressed patient by disrobing, binding, whipping and beating her is now in hot water for his twisted "punishment therapy. " Dr. David Simon apologized ...

Laura Lippman: By the Book

Your husband is David Simon, creator of “The Wire” and co-creator of “Treme.” Do you share the same taste in literature? Has either of you opened the other up to different kinds of book or favorite authors? I don’t read enough nonfiction, and David tends to read fiction as ...

Vine Street resurgence continues with $285-million mixed-use project

Three existing buildings on the site, including a former Big Lots store and a 1920s warehouse, will be rented to tenants during the city approval process, which is expected to last about 18 months, said David Simon, executive vice president of Kilroy Realty. The Academy, which has been ...

Luxury apartment tower planned at Columbia Square

"It's going to feel like a hotel, but it will be a residential tower with privacy and all the things people want longer term," said David Simon of Kilroy Realty Corp., the Los Angeles developer remaking historic Columbia Square, named for Columbia Broadcasting System. Columbia Square at ...

Simon Property names Ordan CEO of planned spinoff

"We worked closely with Mark during the Mills transaction and found him to be a top-rate executive with particular expertise in creating value for an organization," Simon Chairman and CEO David Simon said in a news release. Mr. Ordan also was the founder of Fresh Fields, which was sold ...

Simon Property plans strip mall business spinoff

Simon President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Sokolov will become chairman of the new company, and Simon Chairman and CEO David Simon will serve on its board of directors. Simon Property shareholders and limited partners get stakes in the new company. Simon currently ...

'The Wire's' David Simon: There Are Two Americas and Disconnect is Growing

For David Simon, the creator of “The Wire” and a former Baltimore Sun reporter, there are two vastly different Americas, says the Baltimore Business Journal. Both can be experienced in Baltimore within a few blocks of each other, Simon said last month during the Festival of ...

Who Made Those Cop Shows?

When David Simon, the creator of “The Wire,” pitched his pilot to HBO, he promised to deliver “a cop show that seizes the highest qualitative ground through realism, good writing and a more brutal assessment of police, police work and the drug culture.” His show would reveal the gritty ...

Spare Times for Dec. 13-19

Those taking part include David Simon, who created the show with Eric Overmyer; Nina Noble, an executive producer; and Lolis Eric Elie, story editor and author of “Treme: Stories and Recipes From the Heart of New Orleans,” released in July. Matt Zoller Seitz, the television critic for ...

TV Picks: 'Ghost Ghirls,' Streisand, 'Treme,' 'Rick and Morty'

This is a happy surprise: a five-episode fourth season of "Treme," David Simon and Eric Overmyer's story of life, death, music and food in the city of New Orleans, back from seeming cancellation. The end of the third season had felt conclusive enough: not especially definitive, in the ...

What's Your Magic Number? | Pamela Levin

Deepak Chopra Lifestyle Heartbeats Wellness Health Living Death Dr. David Simon Healthy Living News No, its NOT your age, ideal weight, or the number on your favorite athlete's jersey. It's not that one lottery number you play each week nor the winning number on the craps or roulette table in ...

THE GREAT RETAIL DEMASSIFICATION, PART 2

David Simon, CEO of the Simon Property Group, the largest mall owner in the U.S. (most of which serve upscale customers), was quoted in CNN Money as admitting that ‘…growth in the United States is limited, even going so far as to say some lower-end malls around the U.S. could close.” In ...

David Simon on America as a Horror Show on Vimeo

David Simon, creator of the TV series ‘The Wire,’ talks with Bill about America’s capitalism crisis. It’s a reality check from a journalist who uses TV drama to report on America from the bottom up. "The horror show is we are going to be slaves to profit. Some of us are going to be ...

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