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  • 'True Detective' goes darker in Season 2

    'True Detective' goes darker in Season 2
    If you did not realize how extraordinary the performances of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson were in Season 1 of "True Detective" last year, you will after seeing the start of the second season June 21 on HBO.
  • 'The Wire' Season Five: There ain't no nostalgia to this shit

    'The Wire' Season Five: There ain't no nostalgia to this shit
    In episode five of season five of “The Wire,” when heroic stickup man Omar Little avoids a hail of gunfire from Marlo’s enforcers inside of a tiny little Baltimore apartment and jumps out the fourth-story window and survives (though he...

    'Brothers from the Bottom' relives post-Katrina debates

    For New Orleans native and actor Wendell Pierce, the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastation marked an excellent time to show "Brothers from the Bottom," a play about a neighborhood and family dealing with gentrification and...

    Was 'The Wire' just another obstacle standing in the way of the city?

    Was 'The Wire' just another obstacle standing in the way of the city?
    Watching Baltimore try to brand itself over the past 20 years would be high melodrama if you didn’t actually live here. And we’re getting a reminder of that this week as HBO Home Video releases a 20-disc box set of the complete “The...

    Smile For the Camera: The representational limits of 'The Wire'

    Smile For the Camera: The representational limits of 'The Wire'
    Namond Brice, son of the infamous Barksdale hitter Wee-Bey Brice, is competing in a debate. The former corner boy now wears formal attire on stage hovering above three judges, all listening attentively to his impassioned pleas. His adopted father,...