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The Wire (tv program)

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  • The Ravens, 'The Wire,' Ray Lewis and Baltimore's Super Bowl image

    The Ravens, 'The Wire,' Ray Lewis and Baltimore's Super Bowl image
    Minutes after the Baltimore Ravens beat the New England Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl, Seth Meyers, the head writer for “Saturday Night Live,” tweeted: “Baltimore vs. San Francisco! Brother vs. Brother! The Wire vs. Full House!&...
  • David Simon weighs in on NSA surveillance

    David Simon weighs in on NSA surveillance
    David Simon, the former Baltimore Sun crime reporter and creator of television show "The Wire," has weighed in reports of data collection efforts by the National Security Agency, asking, what's the fuss? In a post on his blog, Simon compares the NSA's...
  • TV drama actors talk about the 'Golden Era' and more

    TV drama actors talk about the 'Golden Era' and more
    Television has been proudly brandishing its "Golden Era" calling card of late largely on the merits of the many top dramas being produced on prime time and cable over the last few years. It's a rise in quality such that any demarcation line between film...
  • 'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini dead at 51

    'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini dead at 51
    James Gandolfini, whose remarkable performance as mob boss Tony Soprano in HBO's "The Sopranos" re-imagined the anti-hero for American television, is dead at 51 years of age. The actor, who is believed to have died of a heart attack, was traveling in...
  • 'The Wire' named No. 1 show of all time by Entertainment Weekly

    'The Wire' named No. 1 show of all time by Entertainment Weekly
    We're a bit biased, but the staff at EW are clearly geniuses.  In the magazine's latest issue, out Friday, the writers and editors have named Baltimore-set social tapestry "The Wire" as the No. 1 TV show. Of all time. Here's what they had to say:...
  • Brett Martin and Alan Sepinwall look at the TV revolution

    The unexpected death of James Gandolfini, who was best known for his work on the series "The Sopranos," recently re-ignited the conversation over How Much Television has Changed, which has become so intense and widespread in the last few years that...
  • When movies feel like TV

    When movies feel like TV
    Last month after a screening, even as the lights came up in the theater, I could feel "Zero Dark Thirty" fading, its images and impact already softening in my head. No, no, wait: not fading — mingling. If our cultural experiences rub shoulders at...
  • Guy meets 'Girls'

    Guy meets 'Girls'
    Last Sunday, "Girls," HBO's much-talked-about comedy, debuted its second season. I should qualify that "much-talked-about" description, since "Girls" is really only a major discussion point among young liberal urbanites around the country. It's in matters...
  • Robert F. Chew, who played Proposition Joe on 'The Wire,' dead at 52

    Robert F. Chew, who played Proposition Joe on 'The Wire,' dead at 52
    Click here for the gallery "The Wire: Where Are they Now?" Robert F. Chew, a 52-year-old Baltimore actor and teacher who portrayed one of television’s most unforgettable characters as Proposition Joe on HBO’s “The Wire,” died...
  • John Waters' 'Hairspray' keeps its hold on us

    John Waters' 'Hairspray' keeps its hold on us
    "Hairspray" is the product that just keeps giving. In 1988, John Waters added indelibly to his in-a-class-by-itself filmography with this tale of youth, love, race relations, and irrepressible dancing in early-1960s Baltimore. Fourteen years later,...
  • Kevin Bacon, Poe and Sandy Hook -- 3 things you should know about 'The Following'

    Kevin Bacon, Poe and Sandy Hook -- 3 things you should know about 'The Following'
    No network midseason show has generated more buzz than "The Following," which premieres Monday night on Fox. There are three reasons for that: First, Kevin Bacon is the star, and he's better than most network television actors. Here he plays an angry,...