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Witches' Brew: Harvard To Teach "The Wire" Class

Friday, October 30, 2009

Harvard To Teach "The Wire" Class

One of the nation's most prestigious universities is keeping it hood! Harvard University will include a course on the HBO series, "The Wire." Sociology Professor William Wilson will teach the course to help students better understand poverty. Wilson says “The Wire has done more to enhance our understanding of the systemic urban inequality that constrains the lives of the poor than any published study.”

Now, if Idris Elba makes an appearance on campus I might have to reconsider another degree.

And... (in other "Wire" news)... "The Avon Barksdale Story: Legends Of The Unwired" will be released on DVD in March 2010. The film won Best Docudrama at this year's NY International Independent Film & Video Festival. It tells the true story of Nathan Avon "Bodie" Barksdale, who was played by Wood Harris in the HBO series. Barksdale says "The Wire" was just one long commercial for the film about his real life.


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