“And despite what some readers might think when I call it a work of fiction, "The Wire” captures a core truth of Baltimore. It’s the same one producer Sarah Koenig nails in “Serial”: that there is a lot of crime in this city, and to live here is to develop a kind of combat-tested, rueful acceptance of its prevalence.“
The Baltimore Sun on the recent debate about the effect The Wire has had on the image of the city. There’s also a tie-in to Serial, the podcast I’ve linked to recently, which is about a real life The Wire-vintage murder case. Serial is being reported on by Sarah Koenig who, like David Simon, is a former reporter for the Sun.
OK, OK, no more about The Wire for a bit, I promise!