Index
Italicized page numbers refer to photos.
addiction, in The Wire, 110
“All Due Respect” (season 3 episode),
216
“Alliances” (season 4 episode), 162,
165, 170
“All Prologue” (season 2 episode),
192
anagnorisis (recognition of fate), 99,
104
Anastasio, Paul, 37
Anderson, Elijah, 167–68
Anderson, Paul Allen, 193, 244n48
Anker, Elisabeth, 113, 115, 246n5
Antigone (Sophocles), 87
Aristotle, on pity and tragedy, 87–88,
93, 230n20
authenticity, in The Wire, 43–44
Bailey (character on The Wire), 199,
200
Baldwin, Daniel, 54
Baltimore Sun: editorial policies of,
27–30; Simon’s writing for, 3–4,
11–12, 17, 21–27, 36, 69; in Wire
season 5, 19, 20, 72, 82, 115–36, 131,
236n31
Balukhatyi, Sergei, 234n16
Balzac, Honoré de, 72, 74, 108
Bandes, Susan, 145
Barksdale, Avon (character on The
Wire): charity from, 214; Cutty
and, 62, 67, 192; incarceration of,
62, 195; as kingpin, 156, 192–93;
Omar and, 191–94, 199; real- life
model for, 11–12, 147; in sea-
son 1, 17, 18; Stringer Bell and, 60,
95–100, 98
Barksdale, Briana, 166
Barksdale, D’Angelo (character on
The Wire): heroism of, 195, 245n51;
killing of, 71, 95–96, 161–62,
245n51; schoolin’ by, 91, 150–51,
155–57, 156, 160; in season 1, 16–18,
57, 217; surveillance technology
and, 147–48, 150–51, 151
Barthes, Roland, 244n48
Battlestar Galactica (television
series), 49, 72, 226n13
Bauer, Jack (character on 24), 50, 139
Bazin, André, 232n1
beats, in television serials, 51–52; in
“Boys of Summer” (season 4 Wire
episode), 71–72; commercials and,
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