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    Review: 'How To Make Money Selling Drugs' Preaches To The Converted

    Under certain circumstances, selling drugs to earn a living becomes a choice for many. Humans are nothing if not survivors, eking out a living by any means necessary to put food on the table, pay bills, and stay afloat. Beyond teaching viewers the correct way to pronounce sheeeeit, "The Wire" gracef...

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    Matthew Cooke On His Provocative Documentary 'How To Make Money Selling Drugs' and Enlisting the Help of Drug Dealers

    Matthew Cooke's documentary "How To Make Money Selling Drugs" is just as provocative and informative as the title suggests. The slickly produced film functions as a how-to guide for blossoming drug dealers; employing a format of different "levels," the viewer can climb on the road from lowly street ...

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    Wendell Pierce Reveals He Tried To Produce A Prequel To 'The Wire' Starring Samuel L. Jackson

    It must be an occasionally frustrating prospect for David Simon to ponder: as his superb HBO series “Treme” struggled with viewers (to the point where it's only receiving half a final season), “The Wire” continues to grow in popularity and adoration. It's then understandable that Simon would shun a ...

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    20 Years of TV: How HBO Paved the Way for Television to Be Taken Seriously

    Any look at the artistic renaissance in television would be incomplete without HBO. From its start in 1972, its status as a premium cable channel afforded HBO permission to say those famous seven words you can't say on standard TV, as well as more graphic violence and nudity.

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    Why 'Treme' is the Greatest Show You Can Never Get Your Friends to Watch

    "Treme" has from the beginning defied easy descriptions and hooks. Like co-creator David Simon's best known series "The Wire," "Treme" is about a place more than it is about any one character or main story -- but unlike that crime drama, it doesn't start with something as surface approachable as the...

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    HBO Renews 'Treme' For One More Short Season

    "Treme," "The Wire" creator David Simon's ode to a New Orleans in recovery after Hurricane Katrina, premiered last night to the bittersweet news that HBO was renewing the series for one more abbreviated season.

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    David Simon Offers an Ode to His Baltimore Sun Mentor

    Before he became the man behind "The Wire," "Generation Kill" and "Treme," David Simon was a journalist, working at the Baltimore Sun City Desk for 12 years, an experience that would inform his TV masterpiece.

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    The Mix: Toronto Goes Tokyo In 'Pacific Rim' Footage; Donald Glover Set For 'Spider-Man' Cameo (Sort Of) & More

    So, Guillermo Del Toro's big secret blockbuster "Pacific Rim" is now shooting in the chameleonic Toronto, but instead of standing in for New York City or Chicago as it usually does, the streets have been completely redone as Tokyo. CBC News has a report which shows off some flashes of ...

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    Is It Time To Give Up the 'TV's Like a Novel' Comparison? Not Yet.

    It's been four years since "The Wire" ended, and we're still arguing about it. Creator David Simon launched the most recent volley of debates with an interview with the New York Times pinned, theoretically, to Richard Price's new crime series "NYC-22." But the focus q...

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    What IS the Correct Way to Watch 'The Wire'?

    "The Wire" creator David Simon caused an uproar among followers of his work -- a little Baltimore crime drama that's regularly declared one of the greatest television shows of all time -- when he revealed in an interview with the New York Times' ArtsBeat blog yesterd...

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