George Pelecanos

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Podcast: The Art of the Wire with Prop Joe, Marlo, Poot, and George Pelecanos

Podcast: The Art of the Wire with Prop Joe, Marlo, Poot, and George Pelecanos

There he was: DONNIE ANDREWS, whom most Wire-heads know as "the real Omar." (Even bigger Wire-heads will tell you that Omar is a composite, but...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 17, 2011

George Pelecanos's Spero falls short

Better than almost any current writer, Pelecanos has shown what city dwellers have known for years: that it is urban neighborhoods, and not suburbs, where what we think of as the small-town values of community and knowing your neighbors have taken root.
War zero
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  August 26, 2011

Death watch

Michael Connelly's newspaper elegy
Michael Connelly's newspaper elegy
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  May 22, 2009

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

Tales of the times

Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 of the best fiction and poetry books the Phoenix wrote about in 2006.
A year in fiction
By JON GARELICK  |  December 20, 2006

Better than good

A couple of weeks back, in a small bar in Brooklyn, I witnessed an unlikely and wonderful collaboration. George Pelecanos reads an excerpt from The Night Gardener
George Pelecanos’s sweet Night
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  August 22, 2006