The Wire and the World
An in depth look at the show The Wire and what David Simon was trying to get across.
The full title of the article is "The Wire" and the World: Narrative and Metanarrative. It is a very encompassing article but the main flaw is that you just can't use Baltimore and the world David Simon projects as stand-ins for the rest of society. If you are a fan of the show - the article is worth the read. If you haven't been hooked by the show yet - then give it a pass.