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Re-Wiring Orange is the New Black

Shabnam Javdani | Posted 06.27.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 | Books
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 | Books
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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...