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  • Wandering Eye: Omar and the ACLU, WaPo on Yahoo, Russ Smith on Charles Street, and more

    Wandering Eye: Omar and the ACLU, WaPo on Yahoo, Russ Smith on Charles Street, and more
    Back in 2005, when HBO was considering canceling "The Wire" after season three, City Paper published a “top 10” piece listing reasons not to do so. No. 3 was Michael K. Williams’ character, Omar, with the list deeming him “arguably the show’s single greatest achievement." And back when then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, he called Omar his favorite character on his favorite show. Given the show's focus on criminal-justice themes, it seems appropriate that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has made Williams the group’s “celebrity ambassador for ending mass incarceration,” and Williams tweeted yesterday that he’s “proud” while posting his “Ambassador” card on Instagram. He joins a host of other ACLU ambassadors, including Harry Belafonte, Melissa Etheridge, and Cindi Lauper, who advocate for reform by using social media, appearing at news conferences, and talking to lawmakers. (Van Smith)
  • Baltimore Music in The Wire: An Episode Guide

    | Image by Darkroom Productions Low ratings on a premium channel be damned, HBO's The Wire is hip-hop's favorite show, and has been since well before the reruns on BET started this year. Rappers constantly reference it in their rhymes and cast actors from...

    Decision 2008: Obama Doesn't Endorse Omar . . .

    Yesterday afternoon AfterElton.com posted a blotter item about Las Vegas Sun reporter J. Patrick Coolican's Jan. 14 campaign trail piece in which Barack Obama stated that his favorite TV show is The Wire, and that his favorite character is perennial fan...

    How many pork sliders can you eat before you shit your pants or run out of business cards?: Sundance Part 2

    It's that time of year again when the hill girls of Utah descend on Park City for a glimpse of a person whose face they recognize from TV.  But for the little crowd of twenty-somethings bunched outside the press line for the premiere of Jeff Nichols'...

    Boardwalk Empire Season 4 Episode 8 recap: ‘The Old Ship of Zion’

     
    Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey) came to Atlantic City seeking whatever main chance the city's rough underworld might afford him. It initially ran him afoul of the boss of the city's African-American ward, Chalky White (Michael K. Williams). Chalky, like...