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“Wire” fix: Ever wonder what the other half thinks?

If you’ve ever pondered how a “thug” would react to watching a couple eps of “The Wire,” you should read the second installment of NYT guest blogger Sudhir Venkatesh‘s account, published Friday. The first installment lives here. An intro: “A ...

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“Wire” fix: Ever wonder what the other half thinks?

If you’ve ever pondered how a “thug” would react to watching a couple eps of “The Wire,” you should read the second installment of NYT guest blogger Sudhir Venkatesh‘s account, published Friday. The first installment lives here. An intro: “A ...

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The Wire fix: Kurt Schmoke on “the real Baltimore”

Former Mayor Kurt Schmoke tells readers of The Guardian what “the hit television drama … tells us about the city I governed and America’s war on drugs.” Make sure you check out the comments below the column – where readers ...

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The Wire fix: Kurt Schmoke on “the real Baltimore”

Former Mayor Kurt Schmoke tells readers of The Guardian what “the hit television drama … tells us about the city I governed and America’s war on drugs.” Make sure you check out the comments below the column – where readers ...

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Daily Record mentioned in “The Wire” premiere

Did anyone catch the mentions of The Daily Record in the season premiere of “The Wire” last night? In the episode, “More With Less,” fictional city desk editor Gus Haynes asks a colleague at The Sun about a wire story ...

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Daily Record mentioned in “The Wire” premiere

Did anyone catch the mentions of The Daily Record in the season premiere of “The Wire” last night? In the episode, “More With Less,” fictional city desk editor Gus Haynes asks a colleague at The Sun about a wire story ...

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“The Wire” creator cast as the angriest man on TV

“The Wire creates a vision of official Baltimore as a heavy, self-justified bureaucracy, gripped by its own byzantine logic and criminally unconcerned about the lives of ordinary people, who enter it at their own risk." So writes Mark Bowden in ...

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Down to The Wire

The Wire has reached the end of the reel… Yep, after five years of portraying Baltimore as a den of sleaze and corruption with ambitious young politicians making hay out of troubled schools, rampant murder and drug trafficking, production has ...

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