Perhaps the best take on last week's revelations about how the government is collecting all our phone records came from David Simon, who actually got it wrong. I say "best" because Simon, standing nearly alone in the middle of a battlefield with screeching hyenas on one side and credulous buffoons ... More >>
From this week's Bouncer column: I'm the only person I know who didn't get into The Wire or Treme, shows that have been dubbed "city symphonies." They remind me of donuts, which are my least favorite food, despite their amazing ingredients -- bread, sugar, and fat. These shows have great ac ... More >>
Tamara PalmerIdris Elba at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco.It's not that Idris Elba doesn't appreciate the adulation of hardcore fans of Stringer Bell, the pivotal character he played on the HBO series The Wire. It's just that he's sick of still talking about it, six years after Bell's untime ... More >>
In the process of taking down the city's baddest gangsters, prosecutors and cops set some very scary people free.