Down in the Hole: The unWired World of H.B. Ogden
To be published in time to celebrate The Wire's tenth ann ...more
we just got this in today. how did i not know this existed online??? even just flipping through casually, i am already in love. sorry, library books, this is my next read.
review: for now.
i have no idea why this book was made. but i am so grateful. my suspicion is, and i am no television scholar,so this is probably just wild speculation, but just as everyone was lauding deadwood as being "shakespearian" when it came out, i assume some sav ...more
Let me persuade you for a minute to watch the HBO series Wire if you haven't already. If civilization ended and only a few artifacts survive to speak to what was America, I hope they will uncover the entire DVD collection of the Wire. The Wire has been often compared to Dickens--but I think it is on par with Shakespeare. Now give the series a chance. Don't watch just one episode watch the first three or so and then come back and tell me you didn't want to finish the series. No, chances are you w...more
So it's a comedy ... and the atmospheric illustrations (of Omar in the streets, for example) are terrific and amusing. And yet ... the long excerpts and the analysis (comparing and contrasting The Wire, most interestingly to me, to D ...more