This week’s PostBourgie recap of HBO’s incomparably dope drama ‘The Wire’ is being handled by Gene Demby, who works for a newspaper in New York City. SPOILERS! Of our little troika here at PB, two of us are unabashed, hardcore Wire zealots. But Stacia, a TV junkie and Baltimore native, remains a holdout. Recently, she Read More
A few times over the course of its run, The Wire has briefly shone its light on “A-rabs”, street peddlers who sell fruits and vegetables on carts pulled by horses and a fixture in Baltimore life. Bubbles, during one of his many short-lived forays into sobriety and legality, is one of those peddlers. “You A-rabbing Read More
We’re hosting running, season-long discussion of the final 10 episodes of HBO’s incomparably dope drama, The Wire. Spoilers! I know what y’all are thinking: how could they do this? How could Beadie Russell not win an Oscar for her work in Gone Baby Gone? Oh. Did some other major event happen in the world of Read More
In previous seasons, McNulty and Freamon were the rebellious troublemakers who broke the rules to achieve a solution we generally all agreed was the right one, namely, catching bad guys. The whole show started with McNulty turning up the heat on his own department by getting a judge on his side and screwing over his Read More
A question for Wire fans who are also Obama supporters: If you buy the the central theme of The Wire — that institutions will ruthlessly self-perpetuate and stymie even the best of intentions — then how does one ride for Barack Obama’s promises of changing the culture of Washington?
Spiderman Omar, has come out of hiding to declare war on Marlo.
We’ll be hosting a running season-long discussion of the final 10 episodes of HBO’s incomparably dope drama, The Wire.This week’s recap is by David McDowell, a musician from Philly. Spoilers! Wow. Five episodes in, and almost on cue, the heat has been turned up exponentially at practically every angle. Half truths and outright lies Read More
Clarke Peters, Jamie Hector, and Gbenga Akinnagbe, as well as the show’s music supervisor Blake Leyh, dropped in on The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC to talk about the show. The audio isn’t up yet, but it can be found here.
We’ll be hosting a running season-long discussion of the final 10 episodes of HBO’s incomparably dope drama, The Wire. Spoilers. It’s time Jamie Hector, the actor who playes Marlo, got some long-overdue props — the final shot of last night’s episode was terrifying.
Michael K. Williams sat down with Terry Gross on Fresh Air to discuss how he got his scar, being homeless, his checkered past in Flatbush and being cast as Omar on The Wire. It’s probably the only time you’ll hear “Don’t get it twisted!” in an NPR interview. Michael K. Williams: He’s Only Playing Tough. Read More