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  • A bar crawl through 'The Wire'

    A bar crawl through 'The Wire'

    “The Wire” sure made Baltimore’s bars and restaurants look great. With the right amount of planning, you can do your own “Wire” bar crawl and end up like Bunk, puking on the curb in front of Kavanaugh’s. The Ritz Cabaret Gentleman’s Club 504 S. Broadway This Upper Fells Point-area strip club was...

  • 'The Wire' Season Two: The invisible role of the ports and the shadow economy laid bare

    'The Wire' Season Two: The invisible role of the ports and the shadow economy laid bare

    The Port of Baltimore employs more than 14,000 people directly and generates more than $3 billion per year in wages, according to a widely cited estimate by state officials. That works out to about $205,000 annually per job, an amount hardly anyone over there (or anywhere else) makes. This little...

  • 'The Wire' Season One: It all begins with Snotboogie

    'The Wire' Season One: It all begins with Snotboogie

    The first episode of “The Wire” opens with a shot of flashing police lights reflected in a trail of blood flowing from the body of a young black man named Snotboogie. A friend of the victim tells Officer Jimmy McNulty that Snot was shot dead by a peer for stealing during a game of craps. McNulty...

  • Was 'The Wire' just another obstacle standing in the way of the city?

    Was 'The Wire' just another obstacle standing in the way of the city?

    Watching Baltimore try to brand itself over the past 20 years would be high melodrama if you didn’t actually live here. And we’re getting a reminder of that this week as HBO Home Video releases a 20-disc box set of the complete “The Wire” series on Blu-ray, exactly 13 years after the Baltimore-set...

  • Wish You Weren't Here

    Wish You Weren't Here

    A Guided Tour Of The Wire's East Baltimore

  • On The Corner

    On The Corner

    After Three Seasons Shaping The Wire's Background Music, Blake Leyh Mines Homegrown Sounds For Season Four

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