Nov 4, 2006
I say it's the best show about the real world on television - but is The Wire as good as it was without Stringer Bell? In Episode 5 of Light On Light Through I probe the powerful appeal of bad guys with redeeming qualities, and look at the contribution of Idris Elba aka Stringer Bell to The Wire. "The Wire Without Stringer" is a little longer than most episodes of this podcast, because it has a special treat near the end....
.... a minute or so of Idris' great new hip-hop soul recording, Johnny Was... move over, Bob Marley
my latest novel: The Plot to Save Socrates
"challenging fun" - Entertainment Weekly
"Da Vinci-esque thriller" - New York Daily News
and Brian Charles Clarke says The Plot to Save Socrates "resonates with the current political climate . . . heroine Sierra Waters is sexy as hell . . . there's a bite to Levinson's wit" -- in Curled Up With A Good Book