I'm curious about the theoretical tax situations of characters from The Wire. [more inside]
posted by COBRA!
on Sep 29, 2011 -
WireFilter: What's the deal with Brother Mouzone? Accurate from-the-streets representation of idiosyncratic archetype, or straight caricature and relevant only as a plot device? [spoilers therein] [more inside]
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates
on Jul 27, 2011 -
Looking for examples and/or literary history of a trope that I'd refer to as the Villains' Satan. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer
on Jul 1, 2011 -
My girlfriend is writing her masters thesis about the series The Wire from the standpoint of a social worker. I'm looking for good sources for her e.g. she told me about a professor who teaches The Wire in his classes (see: Slate article
). [more inside]
posted by wolfr
on Mar 15, 2011 -
I have just finished watching "The Wire" for the first time and I am looking through posts in the green and the blue about the show - and there's been a lot of discussion over the years! What are the absolute essential articles about the background and the making of the show that I shouldn't miss? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman
on Sep 25, 2010 -
I'm currently in the process of rewatching The Wire for the third time, and there is something that has been bugging me about season two for a long time (there are no real spoilers in this question, btw). The second season is thematically all about "the death of the American blue-collar worker", in this case the stevedores working at Baltimore harbor. But this doesn't ring true to me. I mean, yes, American industrial production is plummeting in favor of countries with cheaper labor (like China), but doesn't that mean that the US has to import more
stuff? And clearly it is
. And most of those imports comes in by boat. So why isn't the harbor be prospering? [more inside]
posted by gkhan
on Aug 3, 2010 -
What is the best blog out there annotating and providing context for understanding Tremé? [more inside]
posted by umbú
on Apr 12, 2010 -
In season 1, episode 10 of The Wire ("The Cost
"), who is Orlando supposed to be buying the drugs from? (Probable spoilers within.) [more inside]
posted by afx237vi
on Jan 31, 2010 -
Where can I find spoiler-free information on The Wire
? Also (and related), should I watch the prequels ahead of time? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit
on Jan 18, 2010 -
I have a question about the character McNulty on The Wire, at the end of Season One. Spoiler ahead: [more inside]
posted by P.o.B.
on Aug 2, 2009 -
I am watching The Wire again, and wondering approximately how much time the entire show covers?
posted by Unioncat
on Jun 1, 2009 -
On the TV show the Wire, they talk about "the bug". What disease are they referring to?
posted by oteric
on Apr 11, 2009 -
Looking for two songs featured on "The Wire." The first is from the episode "Amsterdam," playing at Cutty's homecoming party.
The second is from the episode where the Stanfield organization forces Bodie to buy product from them. Chris Partlow and Snoop approach Bodie and ask if he'll accept, then a car drives by and drops off the drugs. The song is playing in the car.
posted by JamesJD
on Mar 12, 2009 -
What were some of the slang terms used for guns on The Wire
? From what i remember, bodie and poot (and the other corner kids) had an unusual slang term for the guns they hid in the wheelwells of cars. It wasn't strap, heat, piece, or nine. Any ideas?
posted by Oktober
on Jan 7, 2009 -
Who are the actual people Senator Clay Davis (a character in the HBO show The Wire) is based on? [more inside]
posted by 8699oriel
on Nov 12, 2008 -
The Wire, season 2, episode 6: What does Omar say to the prosecutor right before the theme song starts? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo
on Sep 23, 2008 -
Any fan of The Wire
knows that the show features a lot of characters played by 'non-actors.' For example, ex-convict Snoop plays Snoop, Mello is played by the real Jay Landsman, the former mayor of Baltimore (Kurt Schmoke) popped up as a health commissioner during the Hamsterdam crisis, etc. Is there a list of every such 'non-actor' on The Wire
? I did google, but didn't use the right terms, or somesuch.
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Jul 2, 2008 -
Where online can I find a list of vocabulary from "The Wire" and some plain-language definitions? [more inside]
posted by gwenzel
on May 16, 2008 -
So I'm way behind you guys on The Wire, watching DVD releases in the UK, but I having just seen the opening of Season 4 episode 2 I have a question. [more inside]
posted by handybitesize
on Mar 25, 2008 -
I am looking for a quote that I heard or read recently, something along the lines of "It is pointless to struggle against overwhelming injustice; it is worse not to struggle against it" or "You ask how it is that I can expend effort fighting against an unchangeable, unjust system? I ask how it is that you can live with not doing so." I'm looking for the exact quote, and the book or essay or what-have-you in which it originally appeared that I can read for some context. [more inside]
posted by mistersix
on Jan 25, 2008 -
I'm looking for the (apparently gone) stream of David Simon's performance of "My Nemesis" at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by djacobs
on Jan 19, 2008 -
Anyone know who does the theme song on this season's (season 4) The Wire? Damn it's good.
posted by xmutex
on Nov 17, 2006 -
Is Baltimore really as much of a complete shithole as it's made out to be on The Wire
posted by bingo
on Sep 26, 2006 -
At the end of the most recent episode of The Wire (episode 28- dead soldiers), what was the song they sang at the wake?
posted by drezdn
on Oct 8, 2004 -