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‘There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show’

By David Simon America is a country that is now utterly divided when it comes to its society, its economy, its politics. There are definitely two Americas. I live in one, on one block in Baltimore that is part of … Continue reading

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David Simon: “I can’t look an African-American parent in the eye”

David Simon, certified genius and creator of “The Wire,” shared his thoughts on the Zimmerman verdict fray with a short, pungent post on his site. The key graphs: If I were a person of color in Florida, I would pick … Continue reading

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What would Omar Little say about this?

HBO’s critically accalimed series The Wire (one of my favorite hours of television ever!!) has been taught at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and now, has gotten reconceived as a Victorian novel. Written by Joy DeLyria and Sean … Continue reading

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Why we’re teaching ‘The Wire’ at Harvard

I was a devotee of “The Wire” during its 5 year run on HBO. Developing a class that integrates the show into the course curriculum is inventive and fascinating. This is the sort of creativity all American schools need on … Continue reading

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