You’re going to hire people to guard your sh*t, but you’re not going to give them health care. Vice
has a long spoiler- and profanity-laden interview with The Wire
creator David Simon, running the gamut from backstage Wire
details to the media's obsession with "the Dickensian aspect" to his next series (set in New Orleans) to Joe Lieberman to this fight he almost got in at a concert one time. Via /Film
The Wire is dissent; it argues that our systems are no longer viable for the greater good of the most, that America is no longer operating as a utilitarian and democratic experiment.
An already-quite-good discussion about The Wire
, originating in Mark Bowden's Atlantic
article ('The Angriest Man in Television'
) and continuing through Mark Bowden's post on the show's nihilistic bleakness
gets even more interesting on Matt Yglesias's blog,
where the creator of the show stops by to give his opinion
on what it's all supposed to mean.