Fall 2018 Issue
The Complicated Philosophy of Jay Smooth
A cultural critic and multimedia savant breaks up with his radio show after 30 years
‘Nobody gets extra points for getting out of their car’
Today, 16 years after it premiered, The Wire stands up as one of the best dramas on television. Eric Deggans talks to its creator about how he captured a community that wasn’t his own—and what journalists can learn from his storytelling.
Charlottesville One Year Later
A violent white supremacist rally reshaped a city’s idea of itself. Has the local press changed?