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Why, Eight Years After It Ended, The Wire Remains America's Best Example of Racial Melodrama

Linda Williams | Posted 10.31.2014 | Black Voices
Linda Williams

In The Wire, bad racist whites are not pitted against good liberal ones. Most refreshingly, the series does not pretend to exist in a colorblind world.

Interview with Wendell Pierce, Part Three: Solutions, Local and Beyond (and Zimbabwe)

James Beard Foundation | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
James Beard Foundation

We're holding Health Month on the JBF blog. In this post, we conclude our extended interview series with actor and activist Wendell Pierce, exploring his views on potential solutions to issues of food access, both locally and globally.

Interview with Wendell Pierce, Part Two: Treme, New Orleans, and Chef Culture

James Beard Foundation | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
James Beard Foundation

Wendell Pierce: "Treme was art imitating life and life imitating art. I was depicting what was happening in New Orleans as people were trying to rebuild their lives, while I was also doing that in real life."

Here's What Happened To McNulty After 'The Wire'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.06.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

There is a famous scene in "The Wire" where detective Jimmy McNulty encounters a struggle in his apartment, namely in the form of an IKEA bed. It was ...

Interview With Wendell Pierce, Part One: Why Food Deserts?

James Beard Foundation | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
James Beard Foundation

Although he's best known for roles on hit television shows like The Wire and Treme, actor Wendell Pierce is also a dedicated food and community advocate in his hometown of New Orleans.

The 'World Enough and Time' of The Wire

Linda Williams | Posted 11.30.2014 | Books
Linda Williams

Before making such exalted literary comparisons we should understand that if The Wire is exceptional, its exceptionality does not transcend mass culture, nor does it transcend television or even what is its most fundamental nature: melodramatic serial storytelling.

Michael B. Jordan Reveals Why The Writers Killed Off His 'Wire' Character

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment

Michael B. Jordan knows he's lucky to have gotten his start on "The Wire," the hit HBO series that's often hailed as one of television's greatest dram...

'The Wire' Star Stabbed In DC Nightclub

AP | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say actor Anwan Glover, known for playing a gang member in the TV series "The Wire," has been treated for a laceration...

Re-Wiring Orange is the New Black

Shabnam Javdani | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment
Shabnam Javdani

I want to watch a show that criticizes our reliance on incarceration, not one that depicts a jumpsuit as an item every woman needs in her closet. That helps viewers see how an unequal social playing field can set women up for failure, not one that highlights women's faulty individual choices.

Yucking Up "The Walking Dead" to a Few More Emmys--Add Some Needed Laughs

Kevin Walsh | Posted 08.24.2014 | Entertainment
Kevin Walsh

Kevin originally posted this in his blog, MyMediaDiary.com. Granted it's a zombie apocalypse; granted it's exhausting peeking around every corner; gr...

Graveyard of Memories: A Talk With Barry Eisler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.11.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Barry Eisler's John Rain novels are the "Tiffany" of assassin-oriented, suspense thrillers. The recently released Graveyard of Memories is a preque...

Watch: David Simon on America as a Horror Show

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

After President Barack Obama's annual State of the Union address, it's a reality check from someone who artfully uses television drama to report on the state of America from an entirely different perspective -- the bottom up.

Popcorn Preview: True Detective

Leslie Sisman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Our sense is that True Detective will be as much about understanding what happened between Hart and Cohle as solving a murder. Because of the interviews, we know something about how things turn out. But that only makes it harder to work out.

Haim's 'The Wire' vs. HBO's 'The Wire'

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

If every time you saw Haim's "The Wire" pop up in your playlist last year you thought of the critically acclaimed HBO show, know now that you were not...

Is Binge Watching As Bad As They Say?

Uloop | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Uloop

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...

NAME CHANGE (Sort-Of)

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...