Posts Tagged: The Wire

Whale: 1685, Kitten: 1

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Ever thought, “I know Herman Melville was talking about a whale but how much, really, did he talk about a whale?”

This cool page will answer your question with its graphical representation of word distribution throughout Moby Dick. The creator Adam Pearce was inspired by an infographic of frequently used words on the show The Wire and styled his project after Stanford’s Bibly, which does the same and more for the King James Version of the Bible.

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Donnell Loves Fran

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If Omar was ‘one of TV’s greatest characters’ it was because of Donnie. The show distinguished itself by laying out a palimpsest of failed American institutions but even within that decentralized narrative Omar was singular because the outcome of his life, before, during, and after incarceration was so unusual.

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Essays on the Game

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With contemporary postcolonial critique, Darkmatter offers a series of papers discussing HBO’s The Wire.

With titles including:

- “The Wire: Investigating the use of a Neoliberal Institutional Apparatus and a ‘New Humanist’ Philosophical Apparatus,”

- “The Politics of Brisket: Jews and The Wire,”

- “The Life and Times of Fuzzy Dunlop: Herc and the Modern Urban Crime Environment.”

These papers will help all you David Simon fanatics expand your Wire water cooler repartee beyond “Who’s cooler: Slim Charles or Stringer Bell?” and “Who’s dumber: Ziggy or Herc?” because the answers are totally Slim Charles and Herc.

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George Pelecanos’ Favorite Westerns

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The Magnificent Seven (1960)

A handful of professional gunmen led by black-clad Yul Brynner are hired to protect a south-of-the-border farming village from scores of bandits in John Sturges’ western adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai.

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