I have to admit, I hadn’t watched Treme until last night. It’s not because I didn’t want to watch it, it’s because I really really did. I’ve never started watched a David Simon show as it unfolds, but rather in a months-long Netflix binge that makes the whole thing more like reading a book than [...]
From the very start, we were warned.
“Treme” is not “The Wire,” and anyone tuning in to HBO at 10 p.m. Sunday – or watching the show through some illegal feed – expecting something similar was going to be disappointed. You would have to be patient, meet the characters and learn their motivations [...]
I finished the book Homicide by David Simon.
I only recently became a David Simon fan, but I’d been talking about The Wire a lot at work and my coworker, who was cleaning out his desk. He used to cover the cops and courts for my paper, and while he was cleaning [...]
I got to ask David Simon a question!
The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism hosted a talk with David Simon, creator of The Wire, which all journalists agree is the best show ever. Despite this past season in the newsroom. I braved rush hour traffic in Connecticut to go.
You should know now [...]
Burns, Simon, Pelecanos.
Um, how many ways does this essay fall into our bailiwick? So how come we missed it?
David Simon, Ed Burns, and George Pelecanos launched a salvo at America’s misbegotten drug policy, penning an essay in Time asking people serving on juries to vote to acquit any suspect charged with a [...]
What are we to do after our favorite show’s less-than-satisfying series finale? Keep talking about it. Oh, The Wire: your love is a 187.
But worry not, y’all. We got that pandemic. Or, uh…some links and minutiae, anyway.
We asked this before: does The Wire‘s central premise — that institutions are soulless, self-perpetuating and swallow up even the best intentions at reform — run contrary to support for Obama, whose running on a platform of systemic change?
David Simon (did y’all peep his cameo in the newsroom in the finale?), in an [...]
Spiderman Omar, has come out of hiding to declare war on Marlo.