A Night at the Wire

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If you ask me, The Wire is the best show on television. It's so astonishingly well written that I almost can't believe it's a TV show. It packs all the wallop of a movie, but it takes advantage of the unique nature of episodic television.

Anyway, HBO is hosting a benefit March 25th for The Ella Fund, a Baltimore children's charity, at the show's soundstage in B-more. For more information, or tickets, visit this page. If you don't live in the area, you can also bid on autographed "business cards" from the show.

And when The Wire comes back to HBO later this year, I promise to try really, really hard to get creator David Simon on The Sound. Or maybe producer/writer George Pelecanos, whose wonderful mysteries set in our nation's capital I reccomend highly.