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Why You Love "The Wire," Explained In Fascinating Detail | Co.Create: Creativity Culture Commerce
"That’s a very interesting question, because one of the main reasons I wanted to explore the video essay format was that I felt it could help bridge the gap between academic and journalistic film criticism," says Lavik. "Film scholarship has become so highly specialized, and often esoteric, that much of it does not even attempt to speak to anyone outside of the research community. Journalistic film criticism, on the other hand, often lacks ambition, I think, and functions merely as a form of consumer guidance. Writers rarely give their readers anything to reach for. Everything is pre-digested for you. The video essay I made is obviously meant for people who have already seen The Wire, but I hope most of those who are familiar with the show will be able to follow my arguments and observations. I certainly don’t think anyone will find it totally incomprehensible. But so what if there’s something you don’t understand? You’re watching it online, so Google it! Coming across something you don’t comprehend is not a cause for offense, but an opportunity to learn.
video  film  criticism  television  baltimore  fiction  journalism  writing  media  story 
april 2012 by allaboutgeorge
City residents map it out -- --
"I hope it illuminates the depth and dimension of the neighborhoods and people that one can see in maps. The map is not the territory."
geography  mapping  art  baltimore  maryland  power  cities  urban 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Editor & Publisher: 'Examiner' Newspapers Add Sunday Editions, Cut Back Home Delivery
"We are shuffling assets that were of marginal value to better serve the reader pre-weekend and Sunday and on the web. They have the most opportunity and the most demand."
newspapers  media  journalism  sanfrancisco  baltimore  maryland  washington  business  corporations 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Sludge tested as lead-poisoning fix - Yahoo! News
"What's needed are more studies on what's going on with the pathogens in sludge — are we actually removing them? The commitment to connecting the dots hasn't been there."
environment  cities  urban  baltimore  eaststlouis  illinois  maryland 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
How John Waters Maintains His Warped Obsessions -- New York Magazine
"I can go wherever I want. So much better if you go to their house and they can come to yours. If you have a fight, you can get away, there’s no pouting room."
interviews  movies  sex  baltimore  art  housing  realestate 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Feature by Bret McCabe: Case Closed | 3/12/2008
"[T]he parasite is killing the host. Is the internet a marvelous tool in myriad ways? Of course. Is it the future? No doubt. But thus far it is not a responsible or viable alternative to a major metropolitan newspaper."
newspapers  hbo  television  cable  media  internet  community  journalism  baltimore  maryland  toread 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Baltimore City Paper: Quick and Dirty by Edward Ericson Jr.:
"The thing that I would like to get across is we definitely think it's better for the people who work at b to be in a union, whether that's ours or some new union."
journalism  baltimore  maryland  unions  newspapers  suburbia  media  corporations 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
David Simon on the end of 'The Wire' |
"The season is about the chasm between perception and reality in American life and how we are increasingly without the tools that allow us to recognize our true problems, much less begin to solve them." (I've never seen an episode.)
television  baltimore  maryland  crime  newspapers  ethics 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Exclusive Interview with 'The Wire' creator David Simon (Inside TV)
"And within that culture we have people that are saying, ‘oh no, we’re going to do more with less,’ which is one of the great lies of the 21st century. What it means is we’re going to less with less."
cities  baltimore  newspapers  politics  journalism  corporations  media  business  memory  information 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Putting focus on black films -
"I wanted to show people I grew up with ... . It was not to romanticize or depict simple solutions to a social problem. It was to put a shape and form, a narrative that comes from chaotic events."
cinema  baltimore  maryland  creativity  poverty  aesthetics  identity 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Books by Felicia Pride: Her Story | 4/25/2007
"Most history is white history. Most black history is black males' history."
books  baltimore  maryland  black  publishing  women  diy 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Silent Treatment
"[T]he shirts are nothing more than a fashion statement: a symbol of a rift - gaping, heartbreaking and raw - in American society catches on because it looks cool and famous people wear it."
fashion  men  law  black  white  police  hiphop  baltimore 
october 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Baltimore Streets Meaner, but Message Is Mixed
How in the world did this article get written without mentioning HBO's "The Wire"?
cities  baltimore  murder  crime  police  thewire  hbo 
february 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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