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 active
Dylan Matthews dug up Neil Genzlinger’s New York Times’ original review of The Wire. To say the least, it hasn’t aged well. It’s all served up in dialogue heavy with police-spe
Since 1) I have nothing better to do on a Saturday afternoon besides grade 170 essays and 2) we’ve been talking about trolls and trolling of late, I thought, “Scott, you should troll your
David Simon on the arrest of Felicia Pearson.
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. Inde
Clay Davis vs. Rod Blagojevich? …speaking of which, apparently there’s corruption in the Baltimore mayor’s office. Who could have guessed?
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 “F
Like Scott, I thought that the Wire finale was fantastic. Three of the four great HBO dramas have had great final episodes; Deadwood is the tragic exception. A couple of very random thoughts… It