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Is Binge Watching As Bad As They Say?

Uloop | Posted 03.23.2014 | College

Stop judging when your friend tells you that she wants to watch just one episode of Orange is the New Black a week, or when your coworker mentions that he spent three straight days marathoning The Wire.

Gabriel Snyder Leaving The Wire For Mobile Startup

Michael Calderone | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media
Michael Calderone

Gabriel Snyder, the top editor of the The Atlantic's site, "The Wire," is joining mobile startup.

How Tray Chaney Broke Away From 'The Wire'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

After spending multiple seasons watching your favorite television characters, it can be hard to disassociate the actor from the iconic role -- you'd p...

'Breaking Bad' Meets 'The Wire'

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Walter, Jesse and... Omar? Two of the most critically acclaimed television series of all-time have been mashed together in this fan-made video of w...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Makes Maryland Mad

Posted 12.16.2013 | TV

Julia Louis-Dreyfus made a Selina Meyer-sized slip of the tongue when she recently spoke about filming "Veep" in Maryland. In a feature in the late...

'The Wire' Creator Rails Against Inequality In America

Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

David Simon doesn't like to mince words. The creative genius behind such acclaimed television shows as "The Wire" and "Treme" has never been one to...

The 9 Most Devastating Episodes In Recent TV History

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment

Every TV series has that one episode that really tugs at the heart strings. When the characters we love suffer, we suffer. But there are some shows th...


Capital New York | Joe Pompeo and Peter Sterne | Posted 10.25.2013 | Media

Atlantic Media is gearing up for a relaunch of its prodigious news aggregator, The Atlantic Wire, Capital has learned. As part of the change, which...

Idris Elba Didn't Watch 'The Wire'

Posted 10.17.2013 | TV

Idris Elba got his big break playing the cerebral drug dealer Stringer Bell on "The Wire," but apparently he didn't watch the show. Elba made the ...

WATCH: From 'Julia' To 'Scandal,' A Look At The Roles Of Black Women On TV

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 10.07.2013 | Black Voices

To see someone on television that looks like you is a powerful feeling. It’s a feeling one can take for granted if their image is the one that domi...

27 Females Kicking Ass On TV (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Crime

Nancy Reagan once said a woman is like a tea bag — that you can never tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. When it comes to lad...

What Your TV Tweets Say About You?

Omri Marcus | Posted 10.20.2013 | TV
Omri Marcus

When the social media frenzy collides with television obsession, sometimes it seems that television viewers are busier writing about their favorite shows than actually watching them.

Maggie Furlong

Mash-Up: The Many Faces Of This Guy | Maggie Furlong | Posted 08.16.2013 | TV

You might not know David Costabile's name, but if you've watched TV in the last decade, you certainly know his face. Yes, the guy who played Mel's ...

In the Writing #2: Why Walter White Is the Most Important Character in the History of Television

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.06.2013 | TV
Jesse Damiani

In Walter White, though, Vince Gilligan hasn't created a character indebted to the strengths of a different form; he's created a character that could only exist on television.

How Much Time Have You Wasted (Literally!) Watching 'The Bachelorette'?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Celebrity

As Season 9 of the "The Bachelorette" comes to a close, we sit back and reflect on all the time we spent watching love blossom and crumble in the name...

In the Writing #1: Parallax in Arrested Development and Five Other Top TV Shows

Jesse Damiani | Posted 09.29.2013 | Home
Jesse Damiani

Despite the potential frustration of its jigsaw puzzle plot, the fourth season of Arrested Development demands a non-chronological appreciation of the narrative, and introduces the function of parallax, a staple of modern and early postmodern thought.

Popcorn Preview: Fruitvale Station

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.14.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Fruitvale Station (2013) Cast includes: Michael B. Jordan (The Wire, Friday Night Lights), Melonie Diaz (Be Kind Rewind), Octavia Spencer (The H...

Summer Reading Lists: A Game of Questions

Michael Drew | Posted 09.11.2013 | Home
Michael Drew

Are you overwhelmed by the numbers of books you see suggested for you on summer reading lists and decide instead to binge-watch Game of Thrones?

Mike Ryan

Michael B. Jordan Wants To Be Bigger Than Michael Jordan | Mike Ryan | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment

Michael B. Jordan is competitive. Which may sound like a word reserved for the other Michael Jordan, the famed basketball player, a six-time NBA champ...

Octavia Spencer's Secret TV Shame

Vulture | Posted 07.09.2013 | TV

Octavia Spencer made a big confession at last night's premiere of "Fruitvale Station": "I never saw 'The Wire,'" she told us. WHAT? Despite the fa...

Why 'The Wire' Is Number One | Posted 09.01.2013 | TV

The TV landscape has been filled with cultural touchstones beloved by an entire generation, but when Entertainment Weekly revealed its list of the 100...


Posted 06.13.2013 | DC

State Sen. R. Clayton 'Clay' Davis, excellently portrayed by actor Isiah Whitlock Jr. on "The Wire," was a corrupt and conniving man with a catchphras...

Popcorn Preview: Shadow Dancer

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Shadow Dancer (2012) Cast includes: Andrea Riseborough (W.E.), Clive Owen (Children of Men), Aidan Gillen (The Wire), Gillian Anderson (The X-Fi...

For Some Professors, Twitter Is a Tool for Fostering Discussion

Jordan Friedman | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Jordan Friedman

Professors' use of Twitter represents an innovative form of educational discourse as the number of social media sites and users rises in the digital age.

Brandon Wetherbee

The Filthy World Of John Waters | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.14.2013 | DC

John Waters will perform Wednesday in an old vaudeville house in Washington -- a space in which he's wanted to work since he was a boy in Baltimore. A...