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The Wire

  1. vulture lists
    Every HBO Show, RankedTaking stock of the premium network’s formidable catalogue.
  2. chapters
    ‘Omar Became a Superhero Costume I Wore to Hide From Myself’As The Wire’s breakout character, Michael K. Williams felt invincible — leaving him vulnerable to his real-life demons.
  3. role play
    Hassan Johnson Is Television’s Funniest GangsterFrom Wee-Bey on The Wire to Drew on Flatbush Misdemeanors, the actor has mastered playing terrifying characters who get laughs.
  4. role call
    Chad L. Coleman Answers Every Question We Have About The WireThe actor on navigating Cutty’s “Invisible Man complex” and the real Baltimoreans who added texture to his performance.
  5. exit interview
    ‘Reality Never Gives You the Perfect Narrative’In We Own This City, David Simon and George Pelecanos argue police corruption has never been worse.
  6. finales
    We Own This City Ends in an Echo ChamberAn unnerving revisitation of the miniseries’ opening speech drives home its guiding thesis with jarring clarity.
  7. all the pieces matter
    We Own This City Asks Us to Look BackwardWhile David Simon and George Pelecanos’s new series has plenty to say on its own, considering it as a sequel to The Wire enriches the experience.
  8. tv review
    We Own This City Dissolves the Line Between Cop and CriminalDavid Simon returns to the world of Baltimore police in a limited series that is not a sequel to The Wire, but is not not a sequel to The Wire.
  9. obits
    Actor Michael K. Williams Dead at 54His cause of death was ruled as an accidental drug overdose.
  10. in memoriam
    Death of a StorytellerRare is the actor who can locate the specific in the universal and vice versa. Michael K. Williams was that actor.
  11. tv review
    Philly D.A. Is the Second Coming of The Wire, in Docuseries FormThe sprawling series maps a citywide web of interlocking problems, attempted solutions, and the many individuals caught inside.
  12. the law
    Casanova’s Gang Was Taking Notes on a Criminal F–ing ConspiracyThey did not listen to The Wire’s Stringer Bell.
  13. stay inside
    HBO Will Let You Stream Some Shows and Movies For Free, As A Quarantine TreatNo subscription required (for now).
  14. vulture lists
    Et tu, Avon? 15 of TV’s Most Wrenching BetrayalsThe Ides of March is upon us, which means it’s time to revel in the best messy drama and ice-cold treachery television has to offer.
  15. beef
    David Simon, Creator of The Wire, Is Ready to Defend BaltimoreNote to self: never start a Twitter fight with David Simon.
  16. vulture lists
    Every Episode of The Wire, RankedWhere’s Wallace?
  17. 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.”
  18. An Oral History of The Wire’s Unforgettable 5-Minute ‘F*ck’ Scene“I think it’s an example of one of the best displays of my acting in the whole series.”
  19. House of Cards and The Wire Actor Reg E. Cathey Dead at 59Cathey won an Emmy in 2015 for his turn on the Netflix political thriller.
  20. 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.
  21. cheat code
    A Handy Guide to HBO’s Favorite ActorsSharp-eyed fans of the network may notice certain faces popping up repeatedly.
  22. intergalactic casting couch
    Michael K. Williams Officially Cast in Upcoming Young Han Solo MovieThe Wire alum will reportedly play “a key role.”
  23. The Man Behind Luke Cage Told Us How He Pitched the Show to NetflixThis tells you a lot about how it’s going to go down.
  24. louisiana
    Wendell Pierce Loses Baton Rouge Home to FloodingPreviously, his family home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
  25. last night on late night
    Michael K. Williams Used to Dance for GinuwineHe danced for Missy Elliott, too.
  26. cannes 2016
    Dominic West’s Big Regret From The WireIt involves someone whose name rhymes with Marack Schmobama.
  27. roll clip!
    Toyota Staged a Fun Wire Reunion for YouSobotka alert.
  28. way down in the hole
    Watch an Animated Take on The Wire’s CreditsNot nearly as serious at all.
  29. 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.”
  30. the wire
    Melvin Williams, Kingpin of The Wire Fame, DiesHe partly inspired the character of Avon Barksdale.
  31. David Simon on Spotlight and the State of Media“It’s such a great movie, but again, for me it’s probably journalism porn.”
  32. legacies
    The Radical Humanism of David SimonAnd why he’s never been popular.
  33. lists
    The Cast of The Wire Was Everywhere This TV SeasonHere’s where to find them.
  34. baltimore riots
    The Wire Creator and Cast Members Urge Baltimore to End Riots“Turn around. Go home. Please.”
  35. the wire
    Barack Obama, Wire Superfan, Interviewed David SimonThanks, Obama.
  36. shit
    Master the Art of Saying ‘Sheeeeeeeeeit’ at Isiah Whitlock Jr.’s Acting AcademyRemember, there should be nine E’s.
  37. before and after
    See Before and After Photos of Locations From The WireHamsterdam, then and now.
  38. 7 Party Tips From The Wire’s Isiah Whitlock Jr.New York’s nightlife king offers his wisdom.
  39. tv
    Even Omar Was Confused When Season 2 of The Wire Went to the DocksIt wasn’t until season three that he realized, “Oh, this is not about me.”
  40. fall preview 2014
    Dominic West on The Affair and Idris Elba’s ‘Mike Wire’He’s back, “taking work from honest, hardworking Americans.”
  41. stay tuned
    How Do I Convince People to Watch Buffy?Plus: Yes, you should watch The Wire.
  42. ‘SNL’ Review: Kerry Washington Is ReadyI never thought we would see the day when SNL considered itself newsworthy enough to parody. But it happened – not in the form of a quick joke […]
  43. gif bag
    The Wire Getting Serious About the GIF Game, Thanks to a RobotA Tumblr bot is automatically making one GIF per hour.
  44. party chat
    Octavia Spencer Has Never Seen The WireMichael B. Jordan: “I’m actually disrespected.”
  45. vulture lists
    The 13 Rules for Creating a Prestige TV DramaStep 1: Start with an anti-hero.
  46. sundance 2013
    Michael B. Jordan on His Breakout Sundance Hit, FruitvaleThe Wire and Friday Night Lights alum has scored with the tragic real-life tale of Oscar Grant, who was killed by San Francisco police.
  47. obits
    Seitz on The Wire’s Robert Chew, a.k.a. Prop Joe, Dead at 52Rest in peace.
  48. What If Breaking Bad Were Shot Like The Wire?Everyone’s talking about this show mash-up!
  49. 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.
  50. is this thing on
    Who Else Was Eavesdropping on Carrie and Brody?Turns out it was a party line, with Lester Freamon, the Sneakers gang, and more all giving a listen.
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