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The Wire

  1. criminal justice
    David Simon Made Baltimore Detectives Famous. Now Their Cases Are Falling Apart.Has reality caught up to the “Murder Police”?
  2. interview
    The Wire’s David Simon on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“The problem for journalism is: Our actual problems are bigger, more complicated, more sprawling and complex than good guys and bad guys.”
  3. NYPD Made a Drug Bust à la The WireTapped cell phones to catch a kingpin.
  4. fun-raising
    The Wire Cast Stumps for Obama in Martha’s VineyardInside this week’s Wire fund-raiser in Martha’s Vineyard.
  5. technology
    Burner App Takes Screening Calls (or Being a Creep) to the Next LevelA new iPhone program provides unlimited temporary cell-phone numbers.
  6. the wire
    Omar Little Appeared in a Brooklyn Court YesterdayOh, indeed.
  7. portraits in corruption
    Corruption on the Waterfront!A report from the New York inspector general’s office reveals a web of personal favors and porn at the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor.
  8. party lines
    The Wire’s J.D. Williams Has Some Advice for the Ladies“This is 2009. Barack Obama is the president. It is our patriotic duty to rub, caress, soothe, stroke.”
  9. intel
    New York’s ‘Biggest Loser’ Hopefuls Want to Trade Muumuus for PradaThe hit NBC weight-loss show held auditions on Saturday at Rockefeller Center. We were there chubby-chasing.
  10. gossipmonger
    Courtney Love Is Merely EccentricThe Wire’s Dominic West celebrated the finale of the show at a party with a bunch of strippers. Warren Buffett dined at Michael’s. Courtney Love claims she’s “eccentric,” not “bipolar,” on her MySpace blog. A “Page Six” “insider” claims that Lindsay Lohan’s new crop of friends are “leeches … trying to drag Lindsay down and use her for her fame.” Meanwhile, Dina Lohan is excited about her new reality show on E!, which will probably debut around Memorial Day.
  11. gossipmonger
    A Royal PainPrince’s highly publicized performance at the Ross School in East Hampton didn’t exactly get the crowd going. And he wouldn’t attend the after-party until everyone else left. Padma Lakshmi has been spending a lot of time with billionaire Teddy Fortsmann. Hillary Clinton has a subscription to the Post but not the Daily News. Jon Lovitz put a beating on Andy Dick at an L.A. comedy club during an argument over murdered SNL star Phil Hartman. Paris Hilton drugged her newest boyfriend with pills. Naomi Campbell gets to throw a temper tantrum in a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial directed by Zach Braff. Some staffers don’t like the cubicles and the food-paying system in the new New York Times building.