HBO or TV: Or How 'The Wire' Is Not a Novel | 3 Feb 2011 // 3:00 PM
Although many fans, critics, and scholars have compared some television series to novels -- though perhaps none more than HBO's The Wire -- Cynthia C. Scott challenges the analogy
'The Wire' As American Noir | 7 Sep 2010 // 4:00 PM
The Wire’s intentional difficulty and rigor -- along with academia’s ongoing love affair with cultural studies -- might very well explain its emerging as a centerpiece in a growing number of courses at many colleges and universities in the United States.
In Defense of David Simon and the Legacy of 'The Wire' | 3 May 2012 // 5:00 PM
In light of David Simon's recent comments on its intent to 'stir actual shit', we revisit how important The Wire should be.
Beyond Jodie Dallas: TV's 10 Most Important LGBT Characters | 4 Oct 2011 // 4:00 PM
Several "best" or "favorite" LGBT TV character lists have popped up in recent years, but they don't always include the most important LGBT characters. So, we pay tribute to the ten(ish) most significant LGBT characters in US television history.
Linda Williams on the Melodrama of Black and White in 'The Wire' | 30 Jul 2014 // 1:00 AM
On The Wire is a must-read book for everyone who believes that the HBO series is life-changing fiction of the highest order.
The Wire: The Complete Fifth Season | 14 Aug 2008 // 5:00 PM
The dense mythology, painstakingly created over five novelistic seasons, has enough drama packed inside to be easily spun out for the next five, ten, 15 years.
All the Pieces Matter: Ranking the Seasons of 'The Wire' | 5 Jun 2012 // 11:15 PM
Four years after its conclusion, The Wire continues to top best-of lists across internet sites and print magazines alike. And with each season's unique story arc, each viewer is likely to have favorites. Here is but one humble fan's take on each season of one of the greatest feats in television's history.
Oh, Indeed: ‘The Wire’ and False Choices | 8 Mar 2012 // 1:00 AM
Grantland’s ‘Smacketology’ bracket for determining the ‘greatest character’ from The Wire is an exercise in futility; nevertheless, it begs the question(s): What makes a character great, and how can there be only one?