Step 1: Start with an anti-hero.
The Wire and Friday Night Lights alum has scored with the tragic real-life tale of Oscar Grant, who was killed by San Francisco police.
Rest in peace.
Everyone's talking about this
Dan Harmon on Community, Matt Groening in Futurama, Carl Reiner on The Dick Van Dyke Show, and more.
Turns out it was a party line, with Lester Freamon, the Sneakers gang, and more all giving a listen.
Upon its 40th anniversary, our TV critic looks back at the cable network's greatest achievements.
All hail Omar!
More importantly, how do you get a 1-up?
It's an hour long and he listened to it constantly while filming The Wire.
The Boardwalk Empire star's post-Omar Williamsburg life.
Baltimore looks gorgeous!
Who'd make a great Idol judge?
The address, 7 Wallace, is his D.J. name. How gangster.
Makes a perfect gift!
"Someone hand me a burner and Sondheim's number."
And Snoop, too.
The inaugural edition of an occasional series in which famous people tell us how they spent their week in pop culture.
Your Sunday Long Reads: The History of The Wire, Jonathan Lethem on the Talking Heads, and The New Yorker on Sci-Fi
Things to focus on instead of working off that brunch.
Idris Elba knows how to party.
Deep breaths, Wire fans.
In which our TV critic, Matt Zoller Seitz, tells you why recaps and overnight reviews are essential and good.
America's ultimate hipster offers a halfhearted explanation for his churlish remarks.
He was into The Wire before you.