Episode 6: The Dickensian Aspect

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    How Things Work in this Blog:

    – The Pop Culture Angle: Bit-and-piece comments/links on the Wire’s impacts on pop culture.

    – The Coast to Coast Connect:
    Think Baltimore’s drama is far from home? The West Coast has its
    healthy dose of misspent funds, bought-out politicians and twisted
    institutions, so read up on the latest news with links.

    – The News Angle:
    As an amateur journalist, the Wire’s fifth season hits close to home.
    Read up on insights into the newsroom, and how the Guardian operates
    similarly/differently to the Baltimore Sun.

    The News Angle: The War Veteran Experience

    Templeton’s interview with a homeless Iraqi veteran proves the Wire’s grasp on the modern landscape. What was once the Vietnam vet archetype has now aged a generation.

    – A news piece on the the growing number of homeless vets from the wars in Iraqi and Afghanistan:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080120/ap_on_re_us/homeless_on_the_homefront_5

    – An entry in the sharply disturbing New York Times series on the traumas of war and its impact on returning soldiers:

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