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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, January 30, 2015

David Simon, Frank Ocean, and an all-female Ghostbusters cast win the internet this week.
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Here's The Thing

David Simon

Monday, June 10, 2013

David Simon cut his teeth as a crime reporter for The Baltimore Sun until the newspaper industry began to collapse. Simon began writing for television and "The Wire" was born.

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Studio 360

David Simon's Treme & Rickie Lee Jones

Friday, May 27, 2011

The writer and producer David Simon (best known for his hit series The Wire) talks New Orleans with Kurt Andersen. Simon’s HBO drama Treme is in its second season. Kermit Ruffins, who plays the trumpet and plays himself on Treme, shows us around his neighborhood. And folk rock songstress Rickie ...

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Did some of our "Genius" rub off?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

$500,000 with absolutely no-strings-attached. The dreamiest fellowship of them all. It's that time of year and the MacArthur Foundation has announced its list of fellows. We noticed among the list of 'geniuses' a few past Studio 360 guests. Last spring Kurt Andersen spoke to David Simon, the creator of The Wire and Treme on HBO and last summer we were treated to a live in-studio performance from the jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran. Way back in 2001, Kurt had a conversation with installation artist Jorge Pardo.

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Studio 360

Get Shorty

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Troy Andrews earned his nickname at a jazz funeral.  Only four years old at the time, Andrews was parading with a trombone almost twice his size – his older brother spotted him and shouted "Trombone Shorty!"

A couple feet taller and twenty years older, Shorty still hasn't outgrown ...

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Studio 360

Treme, Sea Level, Iranian Rock

Friday, April 16, 2010

David Simon and Eric Overmyer on their new HBO show, "Treme." It's about people getting their lives back together in post-Katrina New Orleans. In the face of rising sea levels, urban designers imagine radical plans for coastal cities. And two young Iranian musicians talk about the joys and risks of the underground music scene in Tehran.

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