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David Simon

  • Film

    December 20, 2012

    Films of 2012: Ten Best Films of 2012

    Just because you live in Houston doesn't mean you can't see all these films.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    What Is The Best TV Show Of All Time? Martin? Really?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Fat Tony, Montana, Kyle Hubbard, Thurogoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Steve Earle Emmy-Nominated For Treme Song

    ​Steve Earle, one of Houston's favorite musical sons, was nominated for an Emmy today for his song "This City," featured in the recent season finale of the HBO series Treme. Earle, who recently touted Houston's rich history and musical assets on an episode of NPR's World Cafe, wrote "This Ci ... More >>

  • Music

    July 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Kermit Ruffins, New Orleans' Beaming Musical Ambassador

    ​Many people say that going to New Orleans feels like being in another time. In fact, the city's current slogan for its tourism TV spots, which Rocks Off caught just this morning, is "you're different here." Listening to Kermit Ruffins, who plays House of Blues Friday night, has that effect t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    The Week In TV: What Do You Watch During The Summer?

    With Treme off the air, what are you going to watch the rest of the summer?​Blah blah basketball blah blah soccer blah blah I miss real shows. This was the week in TV Land: • Treme wrapped its first season last night with an episode that was probably among its best so far, though it also hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Treme: We're Your Neighbors

    ​We're halfway through the first season of Treme, and it was clear in last night's episode, "Shame, Shame, Shame," that creator David Simon and his crew have some very clear ideas about where to go from here. The halfway point acted like a turning point of sort for the season, offering a narra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Treme: We're Your Neighbors

    ​We're halfway through the first season of Treme, and it was clear in last night's episode, "Shame, Shame, Shame," that creator David Simon and his crew have some very clear ideas about where to go from here. The halfway point acted like a turning point of sort for the season, offering a narra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Treme: Getting The Tribe Back Together

    Hamsterdam: Treme gets a few Wire shoutouts.​This was the most Wire-heavy episode of Treme yet. We've already got Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters in major roles, but this ep was packed with shout-outs to David Simon's former series. One of Sonny's buddies mispronounced Amsterdam as "Hamsterda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Treme: Getting The Tribe Back Together

    Hamsterdam: Treme gets a few Wire shoutouts.​This was the most Wire-heavy episode of Treme yet. We've already got Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters in major roles, but this ep was packed with shout-outs to David Simon's former series. One of Sonny's buddies mispronounced Amsterdam as "Hamsterda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Treme: Right Place, Wrong Time

    ​The third episode is potentially a tough one in a ten-episode arc like the one we're getting in the first season of Treme: Far enough in that characters have been set up, not quite at a major halfway point that would entail some twists or the onset of the momentum that will carry the narrativ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Treme: Right Place, Wrong Time

    ​The third episode is potentially a tough one in a ten-episode arc like the one we're getting in the first season of Treme: Far enough in that characters have been set up, not quite at a major halfway point that would entail some twists or the onset of the momentum that will carry the narrativ ... More >>

  • News

    April 22, 2010

    Chron's Feelings Are Hurt

    HBO drama didn't celebrate Houston as best-est place.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    The Week In TV: NBC Comedies Are Finally Back

    We've missed you.​My parking lot's flooded, I had my first crawfish on Friday, and I feel like funkin' it up. This was the week in TV Land: • Ah, the joys and frustrations of the endless news cycle: Not a couple hours after last week's round-up column went live -- in which I ruminated on C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Treme: The Battlefield

    ​It became clear with this week's Treme, "Meet De Boys on the Battlefront," that creator David Simon has taken the fierce territorial pride that urged him to chronicle Baltimore in The Wire and grafted it onto New Orleans. If the earlier show was about seeing a city in decline in the aftermath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    The Treme Files: The Battlefield

    ​It became clear with this week's Treme, "Meet De Boys on the Battlefront," that creator David Simon has taken the fierce territorial pride that urged him to chronicle Baltimore in The Wire and grafted it onto New Orleans. If the earlier show was about seeing a city in decline in the aftermath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    The Chronicle Gets Its Feelings Hurt By Treme; Possibly Offers A Solution

    ​In case you hadn't heard -- and there's no way you haven't heard, since seemingly everyone who writes for a living in America worships David Simon's TV shows -- Treme premiered Sunday.It's a story about New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina. It contained two passing references to Houston: One, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    The Week In TV: So Long, Julia Sugarbaker

    Even with my dependable shows in reruns, it feels good to be back in the stern embrace of David Simon. This was the week in TV Land: • Thank God for Hulu, you know? The video site is the only reason I actually keep up with Saturday Night Live most weeks. The show's had a real hard-on for tweens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Treme: Do You Know What It Means?

    ​The anticipation for HBO's Treme is high among that certain sliver of TV viewers who worship at the altar of David Simon and consider his epic, five-season The Wire to be the best series ever made. (Consider me one of the faithful.) Yes, he also oversaw Generation Kill, but that one felt a li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    The Treme Files: Do You Know What It Means To Recover, New Orleans?

    www.hbo.com/#/treme​ The anticipation for HBO's Treme is high among that certain sliver of TV viewers who worship at the altar of David Simon and consider his epic, five-season The Wire to be the best series ever made. (Consider me one of the faithful.) Yes, he also oversaw Generation Kill, but th ... More >>

  • News

    April 1, 2010

    Telling New Orleans

    The Wire's creator moves south in Treme on HBO.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    The Week In TV: New Cable Shows Worth Watching

    ​I'm confused by the weather, recovered from South By Southwest, and forbidden from re-enacting Ghost. This was the week in TV Land: • I'm a week behind on HBO's The Pacific. This is my own fault; between this show and others, sometimes things get put on the back burner. The good news is t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 28, 2009

    Found Magazine’s Denim and Diamonds Tour

    Davy and Peter Rothbart share their latest trashy finds

  • Home Entertainment

    January 4, 2007
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    November 16, 2006
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    August 10, 2006
  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Grabbing for the (Public's) Gold

    Voters would decide if Olympic efforts get up to $100 million in state subsidies

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