Five Key Scenes From ‘The Wire’

Cast members look back at some of the HBO drama’s most pivotal moments 20 years after its premiere.

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Why ‘The Wire’ Still Stands Alone After 20 Years

After 20 years, the classic drama is much praised and rarely imitated. For a series based on the idea that institutions don’t change, that’s fitting.

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‘The Wire’ Creators, David Simon and Ed Burns, on the Show 20 Years Later

David Simon and Ed Burns discuss the legacy of their seminal crime drama, and why the systemic decay it depicted has become only more profound.

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On ‘Barry,’ Sarah Goldberg Has Learned to Love TV

This Canadian star of the HBO dark comedy came up as a committed stage actor, but television gave her an opportunity for a different kind of performance.

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Ann Sarnoff, Warner Bros. Chief, Is Set to Leave

Ms. Sarnoff became the first woman to hold the job in 2019, but Discovery’s C.E.O. is expected to take over at least some of her role himself.

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We Aren’t Just Watching the Decline of the Oscars. We’re Watching the End of the Movies.

Why big-screen entertainment is no longer the essential American popular art form.

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Why TV-Inspired Vacations Are on the Rise

TV-themed itineraries are on the rise, taking travelers on adventures with familiar shows during a time of uncertainty.

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‘Winning Time’: When the NBA Went Pop

A new HBO drama chronicles the 1980s Lakers, whose fluid style and Hollywood flair changed the game and the culture. An N.B.A. writer takes account.

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‘The Gilded Age’: What Is Fact and What Is Fiction?

The HBO period drama sets invented melodrama within actual historical story lines. Here are the back stories of elements that shape the world of the series.

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches’ and Awards Shows

A new documentary about Frederick Douglass debuts on HBO. And both the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the N.A.A.C.P. Image Awards air this weekend.

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Yes, Some Musicals Are Unwoke. That’s Not a Writ to Rewrite Them.

When Encores! aren’t encores.

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‘The Gilded Age’ Explores a Rarely Seen Chapter of Black History

The HBO period drama wanted to depict an elite class of 19th-century Black New Yorkers with historical accuracy. Its cast and creative team worked to portray them with dignity.

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‘The Gilded Age’ Review: Dime-Store ‘Downton’

Ten years in the making, this Julian Fellowes period drama set in New York is a pale echo of the original that inspired it.

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‘The Gilded Age’ Finally Arrives on HBO

A decade after it began life at NBC, this period drama from the “Downton Abbey” creator, Julian Fellowes, comes to TV with big mansions, big names and big costumes. It also faces big risks.

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Review: In ‘Somebody Somewhere,’ Home Is Like No Place

The cabaret singer and Kansas native Bridget Everett is subtle and stunning in an HBO comedy about finding your voice in midlife.

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Bridget Everett Shows Off Her Softer Side in ‘Somebody Somewhere’

“Somebody Somewhere,” a bittersweet comedy on HBO, will likely surprise viewers who know Everett as a self-proclaimed “cabaret wildebeest.”

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‘Euphoria’ Season 2 Is Almost Here. Let’s Review Where It Left Off.

Season 1 ended with a relapse for Rue after Jules took a train to the city. It also ended in 2019. Need to jog your memory? Read on.

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HBO Max and HBO Hit 73.8 million Subscribers, Topping Company Forecast

The announcement represents a vindication of the strategy to release the entire Warner Bros. 2021 film slate simultaneously in theaters and on streaming.

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How ‘Succession’ Turns Getting What You Want Into Hell

The characters in HBO’s prestige hit let us set aside judgment and just marvel at how ardently, how comically, people will chase after the worst thing for them.

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Chris Noth Peloton Ad Pulled After Sexual Assault Allegations

The online ad, a response to the “Sex and the City” reboot, was removed after The Hollywood Reporter published an article in which two women accused the actor of sexual assault.

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Let’s Look Back on 2021, When We Couldn’t Stop Looking Back

There’s now a thriving cottage industry for content that re-examines the recent past through a contemporary critical lens. Is that a good thing?

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‘Sesame Street’ Was Always Political

The beloved children’s show has been a recurrent culture-war target, but a documentary on HBO shows how social purpose was built into it.

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A New Oral History of HBO

James Andrew Miller talks about “Tinderbox,” and Mayukh Sen discusses “Taste Makers.”

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Pastor Who Appeared in Drag on HBO’s ‘We’re Here’ Leaves Church

A United Methodist Church pastor in Indiana stepped down after performing in drag and speaking about inclusion on the show “We’re Here.”

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Review: ‘Landscapers’ Is Not Your Typical True-Crime Love Story

Olivia Colman and David Thewlis star in this HBO tale of devotion, murdered parents and very expensive autographs.

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Book Review: ‘Tinderbox,’ by James Andrew Miller

James Andrew Miller’s book follows the channel from its start in 1972 through its transformative “Sopranos” years and up to the present day.

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‘Succession’ Renewed for Season 4

The Emmy-winning HBO drama will be back. The premiere date has yet to be announced.

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Succession Season 3: What You Need to Know From Season 2

Two years have passed since Season 2 ended, and the alliances and schemes were as layered as an insult from Roman Roy. Here’s a quick catch-up guide.

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‘Insecure’ Broke Ground by Embracing Imperfection

The show, which ends this season, depicted its characters as authentically flawed. “True representation is the ability to show your vulnerability,” said the co-creator and star Issa Rae.

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‘Succession’ Returns, With No Real People Involved

In the new season of the dynastic HBO drama, the very rich are even less like you and me than they used to be.

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How the ‘Succession’ Star Nicholas Braun Elevates Cousin Greg

On the cutthroat HBO comedy-drama, which returns Oct. 17, Braun and his hopelessly unprepared alter ego are thriving.

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In ‘Nuclear Family,’ a Filmmaker Frames Herself

In her new three-part documentary for HBO, Ry Russo-Young revisits a notable custody case: her own.

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After ‘Game of Thrones,’ Can TV Get Big Again?

After “Game of Thrones,” many said the blockbuster series was dead. Maybe not — but the future of TV epics may look more like the movies’ recent past.

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Shooting ‘Scenes From a Marriage’: ‘I Cried Every Day’

Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac struggled to divorce themselves from their characters in this HBO remake of the Ingmar Bergman series.

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Review: In ‘Scenes From a Marriage,’ a Couple Unhappy in the Same Way

Hagai Levi’s adaptation echoes the passion of Bergman’s original, but it doesn’t make the case for a new version.

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Michael K. Williams Brought His Whole Life to His Characters

While Omar Little on “The Wire” is his best-known role, the actor drew upon his family and neighborhood for a slew of larger-than-life parts.

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Michael K. Williams Remembered By East Flatbush Neighbors

The actor, who was found dead on Monday, was remembered as a “regular guy” who constantly gave back to the East Flatbush neighborhood where he grew up.

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Michael K. Williams, Omar From ‘The Wire,’ Is Dead at 54

Mr. Williams, who also starred in “Boardwalk Empire” and “Lovecraft Country,” was best known for his role as Omar Little in the David Simon HBO series.

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Review: ‘Laetitia,’ a French True-Crime Gem, Comes to HBO

The Oscar-winning documentarian Jean-Xavier De Lestrade turns to fiction to tell a story of grisly murder in western France.

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Spike Lee Removes Conspiracists From HBO 9/11 Series After Criticism

The filmmaker edited his documentary after critics said it provided a platform for discredited theories purporting that the towers had been secretly blown up.

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Spike Lee Re-Edits HBO Sept. 11 Series That Features Conspiracists

An episode of the eight-hour documentary series has drawn criticism for giving a platform to people who have long peddled debunked claims about what caused the towers to collapse.

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Spike Lee’s New Documentary Series Is a Tribute to New York

The filmmaker’s epic new documentary series, “NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½,” is an alternately mournful and irreverent tribute to New York.

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Review: ‘The White Lotus’ Offers Scenery From the Class Struggle

Mike White’s one-percenter satire for HBO is a sun-soaked tale of money, death and customer service.

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‘Betty’ Skates Into Season 2

The young stars of the HBO skate comedy discuss how pandemic-era New York shaped the new season. “Our show grows with us and changes with our world,” Ajani Russell said.

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Scrounging for Hits, Hollywood Goes Back to the Video Game Well

After decades of game-to-film flops, a new effort, led by Sony, aims to adapt big PlayStation and Xbox franchises for movies and TV.

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Discovery-AT&T: How a Huge Media Deal Was Done

An early-morning meeting at a Greenwich Village townhouse, under the watchful eye of Steve McQueen, was part of a monthslong campaign.

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Review: ‘In Treatment’ Thinks You Could Use a Session, America

Set in the moment when the country is coming out of a year of quarantine and unrest, the HBO talk-drama’s revival is uneven but relevant.

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‘In Treatment’ Is Back. How Does That Make You Feel?

Pandemic tensions led HBO to make a new version of the therapy drama, which stars Uzo Aduba and aims to reduce stigmas about mental health care.

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Jean Smart Shines in ‘Hacks’ and ‘Mare of Easttown’

With “Mare of Easttown” and now “Hacks,” an actor that Hollywood undervalued for years continues her career resurgence.

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AT&T’s WarnerMedia Group to Merge With Discovery

AT&T’s WarnerMedia group is merging with the reality programmer Discovery. What does that mean for your favorite shows?

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