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Reconsidering The Wire

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On May 5, 2015
Dave Zirin has an excellent essay about reconsidering The Wire in the wake of the police murdering Freddie Gray. And he’s right–one thing missing from the show is how the police are actively part of the oppression of the poor and African-Americans in Baltimore and a second thing missing from the show are community activists […]

I don’t want to be that guy

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On December 16, 2009
I.E., the guy who takes pride in not watching television, since (a) I watch quite a bit of television; and (b) I think getting academic credit for writing/talking about TV shows would be AWESOME. Indeed I would love to be the Stuart Scott of some Cultural Studies department — booyah! But . . . all […]

Art, Life, etc.

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On August 22, 2008

Snoop! Court records show Felicia ”Snoop” Pearson, who played a killer of the same name on the televesion series, was charged after police went to her home in Northeast Baltimore to pick h

Troubled Times at the Baltimore Sun…

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On April 12, 2008
Really, was it wise to publish Matt Duss so soon after the Scott Templeton fiasco? Makes me wonder if there’s even a place called “Iraq”; seriously, does anyone believe that “Fred and Kimberly Kagan” are actually real people? Isn’t it more likely that Duss simply manufactured them from whole cloth? Share

Comparing Finales

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On March 10, 2008

I wish Adam Sternbergh wouldn’t project his philistinism on me: “For everyone who felt cheated by the stubbornly ambivalent series finale of The Sopranos — which is to say, everyone.R

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