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David Simon

  1. finales
    David Simon on the End of Plot Against America (and Democracy)“Every day you’ve gotta get up and kill snakes. Every fucking day.”
  2. tv review
    The Plot Against America Is a Devastating, Relevant Alt-History DramaDavid Simon and Ed Burns bring Philip Roth’s novel to HBO with an incisive depiction of just how personal politics can become.
  3. close reads
    The Deuce’s Final Scene Leaves So Much Unsaid. That’s Why It Works.Every idea the show explored is percolating beneath that flash-forward, in which an old man confronts his past while surrounded by the future.
  4. tv review
    The Deuce Shows Its True Self in Its Final SeasonThe third and final season’s jump to the VHS era sets the stage for a reckoning with the endless churn of American economic history.
  5. beef
    David Simon, Creator of The Wire, Is Ready to Defend BaltimoreNote to self: never start a Twitter fight with David Simon.
  6. endings happy or otherwise
    HBO’s The Deuce to Finish With Third Season This SeptemberHope you’re up for one more round.
  7. solidarity forever
    Patton Oswalt, Damon Lindelof, More Fire Their Agents In Solidarity with WGAWriters vow to help other writers find jobs.
  8. series orders
    David Simon to Adapt Philip Roth’s Plot Against America for HBOThe book about the rise of fascism in America will become a six-part mini-series.
  9. end of the road
    The Deuce Will Get a Third and Final SeasonWe’re going to the ’80s.
  10. theme songs
    Why The Deuce Got a New Theme SongElvis Costello’s “This Year’s Girl” is a perfect fit for the HBO show.
  11. vulture lists
    Every Episode of The Wire, RankedWhere’s Wallace?
  12. How a No Reservations Marathon Led to Anthony Bourdain Writing for TremeWriter Laura Lippman on the “ruse” she and her husband David Simon concocted to meet Anthony Bourdain.
  13. time periods
    David Simon’s New Show Is All About the Spanish Civil War, Está Bien?And fascism!
  14. the wire
    What Michael B. Jordan Thinks of His Death Scene on The Wire“My mom gets extremely emotional, and this was kind of too much. I didn’t want her to see it.”
  15. james franco
    David Simon Says HBO Hasn’t Gotten Any Complaints About James FrancoFranco stars in and executive produces The Deuce.
  16. vulture lists
    All the Ways The Deuce Will Remind You of The WireIt’s more like The Wire than any TV show made in the last decade.
  17. chat room
    James Franco on The Deuce and Why He’s Drawn to Projects About Sex Work“The numbers of people that watch pornography are huge, but we try to keep it in the shadows.”
  18. tv review
    The Deuce Offers a Look at the ’70s That’s Entirely Void of Glowing NostalgiaDavid Simon’s new HBO series about the porn industry around Times Square revisits an era of sex and crime that we’re too quick to glamorize.
  19. trailer mix
    HBO’s The Deuce Trailer: You Get Two James Francos for the Price of OneLook at those porn-taches!
  20. fall preview 2017
    Maggie Gyllenhaal Tests Her Comfort Zone With The Deuce For the actress, taking a role on David Simon’s new HBO series was a trust exercise, in more ways than one.
  21. The Deuce Trailer: Two James Francos for the Price of One David Simon ShowThe Wire creator’s new HBO show debuts September 10.
  22. bad tweets
    The Wire Creator Ignites N-Word Controversy“Use of the wrong racial vernacular was precise intended metaphor for use of wrong racial interlocutor.”
  23. way down in the hole
    Watch an Animated Take on The Wire’s CreditsNot nearly as serious at all.
  24. in conversation
    David Simon on Spotlight and the State of Media“It’s such a great movie, but again, for me it’s probably journalism porn.”
  25. the wire
    Melvin Williams, Kingpin of The Wire Fame, DiesHe partly inspired the character of Avon Barksdale.
  26. David Simon on Spotlight and the State of Media“It’s such a great movie, but again, for me it’s probably journalism porn.”
  27. the industry
    Maggie Gyllenhaal Joins David Simon’s Porn DramaShe’ll play a prostitute named Candy.
  28. hometown pride
    Watch the Stars of Show Me a Hero Say ‘Yonkers’ Over and OverLocation, location, location.
  29. last night on late night
    David Simon Talks About His Favorite Characters, Obama, and PornOkay, more like the “industry.”
  30. legacies
    The Radical Humanism of David SimonAnd why he’s never been popular.
  31. party chats
    Haggis on Working With Simon on Show Me a Hero“I’m such a huge fan of his.”
  32. hbo
    James Franco to Star in David Simon’s Porn DramaMichelle MacLaren will direct.
  33. trailer mix
    Show Me a Hero Trailer: Oscar Isaac Learns That Government Is HardQuite a year for you, Oscar Isaac.
  34. trailer mix
    See the Trailer for David Simon’s Show Me a HeroStarring Oscar Isaac as a mayor trying to integrate his city.
  35. the industry
    Potentially Coming Soon: A David Simon Show About Times Square Porn in the 1970sMmmm, oh yeah.
  36. the industry
    Oscar Isaac’s HBO Miniseries Arrives This SummerNot his beard, though.
  37. civil rights
    Taylor Branch, Team Reveal More About HBO SeriesAt a recent Maryland Film Festival panel discussion, concerning the Baltimore protests.
  38. baltimore riots
    The Wire Creator and Cast Members Urge Baltimore to End Riots“Turn around. Go home. Please.”
  39. the wire
    Barack Obama, Wire Superfan, Interviewed David SimonThanks, Obama.
  40. miniseries
    David Simon Reportedly Attached to HBO Martin Luther King Jr. MiniseriesThe one based on Taylor Branch’s books.
  41. tv review
    Seitz: Treme’s Final Episodes Are Its Most Fully SatisfyingAmong the show’s many sweet ironies is that you don’t appreciate what you had, be it a TV show, a city, or a way of life, until you realize it’s fading away and there’s nothing you can do but say good-bye.
  42. tv review
    Seitz on Treme’s Fourth Season: A Farewell and a BenedictionThe show’s final half-season of five episodes premieres tonight.
  43. in the picture
    What TV Showrunners’ Cameos Say About Their ShowsDan Harmon on Community, Matt Groening in Futurama, Carl Reiner on The Dick Van Dyke Show, and more.
  44. tv review
    TV Review: A Look Back at Treme’s Third SeasonTV critic Matt Zoller Seitz reviews the whole, rather than the parts. What say you, David Simon?
  45. renewals
    HBO and Treme Agree on Shortened Final SeasonSomewhere around five episodes.
  46. beefs
    David Simon Not a Mitt Romney Fan, ShockinglyPick your jaw up off the floor.
  47. real talk
    David Simon Enjoyed the Wire Musical“Someone hand me a burner and Sondheim’s number.”
  48. simon says
    David Simon Is Blogging NowDeep breaths, Wire fans.
  49. essays
    The Sum and the Parts: In Defense of TV RecapsIn which our TV critic, Matt Zoller Seitz, tells you why recaps and overnight reviews are essential and good.
  50. simon says
    David Simon Semi-Apologizes for Obnoxious Times InterviewAmerica’s ultimate hipster offers a halfhearted explanation for his churlish remarks.
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