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Treme's third season is in the money

From the beginning, Treme has been too much — too many stories, too many angles, too many scenes.

By JON GARELICK  |  September 21, 2012
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Amazing grace

The morning after I get back from the 41st annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, an oil executive is on the radio: “We’re throwing everything we have at it.” Meaning the exploded BP-leased well in the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the coast of
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival carries on
By JON GARELICK  |  May 07, 2010
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Easy does it

Writer/producer Eric Overmyer was quoted in a New York Times Magazine article last month, but it’s worth repeating: “ Treme is not the The Wire .” He went on: “Those who are expecting The Wire or wanting The Wire may be frustrated.”
Treme tours New Orleans
By JON GARELICK  |  April 09, 2010

VIDEO: New trailer for David Simon's "Treme"


TrailerEvery time I consider cancelling HBO, I'm stopped by one thought: "Isn't that David Simon show about New Orleans supposed to start soon?" And now...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 15, 2010
Report: HBO picks up David Simon's new show

Report: HBO picks up David Simon's new show


 Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that HBO has ordered the first ten episodes of David Sim...
By Ryan Stewart  |  May 06, 2009
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Criminal intent

Ed Burns — former Baltimore homicide detective, Vietnam vet, and long-time writing partner with David Simon, both on the The Wire  and on Generation Kill , spoke with the Phoenix about the new series.
Ed Burns on writing Iraq
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 07, 2008


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The wages of war

The Iraq War poses a strange problem for the American public.
The creators of The Wire take on Iraq in Generation Kill
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 07, 2008
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Et tu Brute?

"The whole theatrical event is sort of . . . a much more mysterious one."
Interview: The Wire's "Prez" does the Bard
By JON GARELICK  |  February 05, 2008
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Media matters

No matter which side you’re on, you’re wading in a very strong, unpredictable, and treacherous current.
The Wire’s final season
By DAVID BIANCULLI  |  December 31, 2007