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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.
  • '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...

    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,...

    '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...

    'The Wire' Season One: It all begins with Snotboogie

    'The Wire' Season One: It all begins with Snotboogie
    The first episode of “The Wire” opens with a shot of flashing police lights reflected in a trail of blood flowing from the body of a young black man named Snotboogie. A friend of the victim tells Officer Jimmy McNulty that Snot was shot dead...