Huh. Apparently there's a Baltimore City Paper. Who knew? Said paper contains an article about The Wire, thus indicating that it's a superior publication to the tawdry Washington City Paper. I've been avoiding the temptation to watch the review copy of the entire season that the producers sent to the Prospect offices since I'd like to take it all in at the proper pace, but the City Paper guy watched 'em all and says "it's the most gripping, ambitious season the show has produced to date."