Date Night at the Harbor

Acting like we belong down here, know what I’m saying?–D’Angelo F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is one of the clearest literary influences for The Wire. I teach literature, so I will grant…

Stranded Somewhere Between Life and Death

Soon, though, soon.–Avon If the first four episodes of The Wire are intentionally stingy with details on Avon’s personal life, “The Pager” lets it all out. First, there is the opening scene which…

The Great Copper House Caper

We creep back in there…”–Bubbles Now that Omar’s crew has been torn apart by the vengeful Barksdales, the title of most feared stickup crew in the Westside falls to Bubbles’…

Explaining “On Rawls and Reason”

I’m a reasonable guy.–Rawls Bill Rawls is a fierce major, one who strikes fear in the hearts of both his underlings and his equals. Major Forrester says he is “as…