That’s me on The Corner


The Saturday Times commissioned me to write a really long review of David Simon and Ed Burns’ The Corner, a nonfiction precursor to The Wire. They’ve made it their Book of the Week and given it an inordinate amount of space, which is wholly gratifying. You can read it here, should you wish. I like the Times. It’s the only newspaper to regularly ask me to write things for them. I appreciate that. (They used to pay a lot more, too, but since the start of the year their freelance word rate has been slashed – welcome to the harsh realities of the recession, which is felt in the media as much as anywhere else. Still, it’s better than being a heroin addict in West Baltimore.)


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