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Video: Take a Tour of Cutty’s Old Boxing Gym from ‘The Wire’

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Have you ever wondered what’s left of Cutty’s boxing gym from “The Wire,” or even what it may have been before it was a training ground for fictional West Baltimore youngsters? A recent tour of the building by filmmaker and YouTuber Dan Bell offers some insight.

“The Wire” Actor Says Alleged Victim Tried to Pull Him into Her Hotel Room

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Wendell Pierce as "Bunk" Moreland in The Wire.
Wendell Pierce as “Bunk” Moreland in The Wire.

The story of The Wire actor Wendell Pierce’s arrest for simple battery has accrued more details as well as more dispute.

Wendell Pierce from ‘The Wire’ Arrested After Altercation with Sanders Supporter

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Wendell Pierce as "Bunk" Moreland in The Wire.
Wendell Pierce as Det. “Bunk” Moreland in The Wire.

There are conflicting reports from TMZ and The Daily Beast, but sources say the alleged altercation came after an argument over the Democratic presidential primary.

“Wire” Actor Invests in Baltimore

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You may remember Wendell Pierce from his memorable turn as Bunk Moreland, The Wire‘s gruff homicide detective with a strong moral sense and a weakness for whiskey.

Yep, That Was Mike Tyson in That Baltimore-Area Super Bowl Commercial

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Not every viewer was lucky enough to see the Mike Tyson ad during last weekend’s Super Bowl game.

David Simon Wants You to Stop Using The Wire to Explain Baltimore

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David Simon with cast members from The Wire. Photo courtesy the Marc Steiner Show.
David Simon with cast members from The Wire. Photo courtesy the Marc Steiner Show.

When the national media discusses Baltimore’s issues–whether it’s political corruption or violent police tactics or drug-related violence–they almost invariably namecheck The Wire. David Simon, the famously crotchety creator of that beloved HBO series, thinks that is “f***ed up.”

‘The Wire’ Cast Getting Set for Reunion During Artscape

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wirecatch of the day fish (2)Omar Little, Bubbles, Bunk and Slim Charles will be back in Baltimore this weekend. The cast of The Wire is set for a reunion on Saturday afternoon in the midst of Artscape.

From “Wire” Extra to “Mad Scientist of Baltimore”

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A rendering of one of the ultra-green cars that Simeto hopes to build, via Rolling Stone
A rendering of one of the ultra-green cars that Simeto hopes to build, via Rolling Stone

In Rolling Stone this week, Matt Taibbi profiles Kato Simeto, a man he calls “the mad scientist of Baltimore.” Simeto, a former extra on The Wire, has dreams of becoming the first African-American automaker and has devoted years of his life to designing a car that is both ultra-fuel efficient and cool looking.

Was “The Wire” TOO Accurate?

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You’ve probably heard about the recent revelations that Baltimore Police has used a high-tech form of cell phone surveillance thousands of times over the past eight years. The story was all over the news last week. But it seems as though the creators of The Wire knew about it more than a decade ago.