'He Flips On The Greek/But The Greek Ain't Even Greek.'

Skillz rhymes a synopsis of all five seasons of ‘The Wire.’ Spoilers, obvs.

Snoop On Larry King.

To our fellow Wire heads out there.

From The Best Show Ever to…90210.

So we talked about this before, and it doesn’t exactly squash our reservations. We get that this is a good career move for Tristan Wilds. Being a principal on a smart HBO show with literally dozens of characters guarantees an actor a lot of critical acclaim and not much else. But being a principal [...]

Nothing Will Ever be as Good as the Wire, Ever

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 out [...]

Selling Yay to Dylan McKay.

Every Monday that goes by, we slide deeper in deeper into our post-Wire withdrawal. Maybe one day we’ll eventually be invited out of the basement of our despair and allowed a seat at our sister’s dinner table. But I wouldn’t count on it.

Anyway, Tristan Wilds — who will forever be known to [...]

The 'Why' is Epic.

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 [...]

The Wire's War On The Drug War.

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 [...]

Is Anyone Else Going Through 'Wire' Withdrawal?

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.