“To Baltimore, My Beloved Crabtown”

The Wire’s Rafael Alvarez knows he could be kissing Baltimore’s cheek for the last time.

My Beloved Crabtown,

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Wire Actor Is Starting His Own Grocery Store Chain

Wendell Pierce's Sterling Foods grocery stores will help give residents of low-income communities in New Orleans get fresh, healthy foods.

There have been several creative ideas for how to solve America’s food desert problem, from packing food shops into shipping containers, to opening health-conscious corner stores, to accepting the benefits of Wal-Mart. After seeing most grocery chains refuse to set up shop in low-income New Orleans neighborhoods, actor Wendell Pierce came up with a brilliantly simple solution—starting his own grocery chain.

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Why Can't Hollywood Get Education Right?

The real problems in America's schools are hard to dramatize, so the entertainment industry gives us Cameron Diaz's breasts instead.

If the slate of upcoming movies and TV shows is any indication, the education drama may be the new cop drama. Several new films and series about teachers and schools are set to be unleashed on the masses. Unfortunately, the entertainment industry isn't exactly known for its accurate portrayals of American schools.

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