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  • David Simon, creator of 'The Wire,' urges end to violence in Baltimore

    David Simon, creator of 'The Wire,' urges end to violence in Baltimore
    David Simon, creator of HBO's Baltimore-set drama series "The Wire," has urged an end to the violence that has rocked the city following the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died last week from a spinal cord injury received while in police custody.
  • 'The Wire' references abound on social media in response to riots

    'The Wire' references abound on social media in response to riots
    Perhaps predictably, social media were replete with references to “The Wire” today, as amateur pundits couldn’t wait to compare the violence on the streets of Baltimore the past few days with the HBO series that portrayed a city on the...

    Civil rights historian aims to reform NCAA 'cartel'

    Civil rights historian aims to reform NCAA 'cartel'
    When he's not looking beyond the basketball court — and contemplating who is getting rich from college athletics and, more pointedly, who is not —Taylor Branch still enjoys the games. "I watch the March Madness tournaments sporadically," the...

    Clicking and Streaming: Netflix Original Series 'Bloodline' brings Faulknerian modernism to television

    Clicking and Streaming: Netflix Original Series 'Bloodline' brings Faulknerian modernism to television
    So many people called "The Wire" Dickensian that David Simon incorporated a joke about it into the show’s final season. And, although Simon’s show could equally well be termed Balzacian, Zolaesque, or even Goncourtian, the point holds: "The...

    A guide to life from 'The Wire's' sleaziest politician, Sen. Clay Davis

    A guide to life from 'The Wire's' sleaziest politician, Sen. Clay Davis
    Senator Clay Davis has finally made it to the White House. "The Wire" creator David Simon presented a bobblehead of the show's sleaziest politician to President Barack Obama during a recent meeting.  The bobblehead plays three recordings of Davis uttering...