“Fiction can explain things that journalism cannot. It allows you to enter the lives and motivations of characters with far more intimacy than is typically possible in nonfiction. In the case of The Wire, fiction allows you to wander around inside a violent, criminal subculture, and inside an entrenched official bureaucracy, in a way that most reporters can only dream about. And it frees you from concerns about libel and cruelty. It frees you to be unfair.” —The Atlantic Online | January/February 2008 | The Angriest Man In Television | Mark Bowden
hahaha. i just realized i know that stage manager helping martha hold that huge hotdog.