Let’s face it, no matter how much we might enjoy and respect the work of Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters as NOLA musicians in Treme , Michael K. Williams as an OG Atlantic City bootlegger in Boardwalk Empire , or Dominic West as the BBC’s The Hour ‘s golden boy TV anchor, we’d still rather see these thespians as Bunk and Jimmy investigating a Charm City murder scene verbally exchanging nuthin’ but f-bombs, Lester meticulously following money trails linking drug lords and state senators, or Omar calmly whistling “A Hunting We Will Go” and dispensing jewelz (e.g. “You come at the king, you best not miss”), sawed-off in hand. In other words, three years after HBO’s The Wire concluded its run the show’s devotees are still obsessed with it. Those in NYC still coping with withdrawals may wanna peep the panel discussion on The Wire ‘s continued relevance tonight “way down in the hole” downtown (pause) at the Housing Works featuring Criticism magazine’s Hua Hsu, Paul Farber, Robert LeVertis Bell and other smart literary people.
WHAT: All in the Game – Why “The Wire” (Still) Matters
WHERE: Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby St (between E. Houston and Prince)
WHEN: Tuesday, September 20th, 2011, 7pm
HOW: B, D, F, M train to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 train to Bleecker St. FREE