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The VICE Guide to Right Now

David Simon Wanted John C. Reilly to Play McNulty on 'The Wire'

Can you imagine Reilly going up against Stringer Bell?
River Donaghey
2.16.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Looks Like James Franco Is Still Starring in Season Two of 'The Deuce'

Despite the allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
Drew Schwartz
2.12.18
Television

Why David Simon Took on the Sex Industry as a 'Middle-Aged White Man'

'The Deuce' creators David Simon and George Pelecanos tell us about the challenges of getting porn and sex work right.
Noel Ransome
9.14.17
police

Why Some People Rat

A cop explains how he recruits criminal informants.
Michael Goldberg
6.19.17
Music

Celebrating 400 Issues of The Wire, a Music Magazine Built on Independence

We spoke to writers and editors involved in the making of music's most discerning and open-minded publication.
Josh Baines
5.11.17
vice meets

Michael K. Williams on His Role in Sundance's 'Hap and Leonard'

Williams will co-star in 'Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo'—part murder mystery, part dark comedy—with longtime buddy James Purefoy.
VICE Staff
3.13.17
Premieres

Watch Bubbles from 'The Wire' Narrate This Nick Cave Story

Waxplioitation's brought together artists like Tom Waits, Kathleen Hanna, Justin Vernon, Alison Mosshart and more, to write stories for a rad illustrated book benefiting kids lit programs.
Kim Taylor Bennett
11.30.16
the vice reader

My Lunch with the 'God of Story'

We caught up with screenwriting guru Robert McKee, whose new book, 'Dialogue,' proves he should be required reading for storytellers of any kind.
River Donaghey
10.4.16
Stuff

Fuckers Who Curse a Lot Aren't Stupid, Says Science

A new study shows that douchebags who know more profanities tend to have better vocabularies overall.
Harry Cheadle
4.5.16
Design

You've Never Seen 'The Wire' Opening Like This

Animator Elliot Lim spins the seedy world of David Simon's Baltimore into a motion design masterpiece.
TCP Staff
1.6.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Someone Call Omar! Police Just Found 147 Pounds of Cocaine at a Baltimore Shipping Port

In homage to the best show on television, cocaine was found being smuggled in shipping containers at the Port of Baltimore.
Michael Cuby
8.14.15
Culture

Xbox One's 'Quantum Break' Stars a Bunch of Moderately-Recognizable Actors

It's the guy from Game of Thrones and what's-his-name from The Wire in this time travel catastrophe.
Zack Kotzer
8.4.15
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