Reading Code in SHOW ME A HERO

Featurette The impact of a 1987 federal court order to build 200 units of public housing spread out in Easter Yonkers’ predominately white, middle class neighborhoods in Yonkers, NY is the impetus for the drama that unfolds in SHOW ME A HERO, a new HBO mini-series based on the 1999 nonfiction book of the same […]

David Simon’s “Show Me a Hero” premieres on HBO August 16

Featurette From David Simon (HBO’s “Treme” and “The Wire”) and Paul Haggis (“Crash”), the HBO Miniseries presentation SHOW ME A HERO debuts its first two parts back-to-back SUNDAY, AUG. 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by two parts on both of the subsequent Sundays – Aug. 23 and 30 – at the same time. In addition […]

Eclectique Interview: Lolis Eric Elie, “Treme” the show, the cookbook, the food!

I became acquainted with Lolis Eric Elie when he was a writer for the New Orleans Times Picayunne and co-producer for the documentary “Fauberg Treme” that premiered on the PBS series “Independent Lens.” Lolis eventually became a writer and story editor for the HBO series “Treme” which, in the words of the series’ co-creator, David […]


This post has been updated. The next generation. For some reason I thought I posted this message. But now it’s been a few days, and has given me time to think a bit, though still shaken. Below are some quotes I collected during my more anxious moments. The one that is sticking with me now […]

Oh, Baltimore….

Baltimore CityPaper isn’t like DC CityPaper. One gets the impression with all the city has to cope with in terms of unemployment, crime, grit, and staggering infrastructure that there are people there who still believe and still like Baltimore. They don’t want to be defined by “The Wire” alone. Whereas the DC version borders on […]