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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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    'The Wire' Creator David Simon Says He's Considered Doing Film, But Doesn't Want to Direct

    David Simon, the creator of "The Wire" and "Treme," is the guest on the latest episode of "Here The Thing," Alec Baldwin's WNYC radio show in which the former "30 Rock" star interviews various fellow celebrities and creatives.

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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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    David Simon on the Re-Election of Barack Obama: 'There is no normal'

    David Simon is television's foremost chronicler of diverse communities and how different groups interact and coexist -- not just in terms of race but in terms of class, economic status and lifestyle choices. It's evidenced in the shifting focus of "The Wire" from Baltimore's lo...

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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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    March Madness and 'The Wire': Why 'Smacketology' Completely Misses the Point

    The idea of a "smackdown" between "The Wire" characters is a goof, but it's also contrary to the principles of the show and what audiences should take away from it.

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