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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Brian Anthony Wilson Of "The Wire" In Dorset For "The Whipping Man"

Brian Anthony Wilson

Actor Brian Anthony Wilson is probably best known for his role as the cynical but ultimately honest detective Vernon Holley on the celebrated HBO drama The Wire, which spent five seasons examining drugs, poverty, race and politics in inner-city Baltimore. Wilson’s Holley was sometimes bitter, and like many of his colleagues in the precinct, Holley didn’t always have an answer for the endemic violence and depravity in the streets — or the high-stakes office politics.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Benjamin Busch, From Iraq To "The Wire"

Benjamin Busch
Credit Richard Mallory Allnutt

To read Benjamin Busch’s memoir Dust to Dust is to confront the big, hard questions of humanity: life and death, peace and war, family, honor, duty, and the frailty of all of it. Busch writes of his life’s often surreal interactions with nature and its destruction, whether that destruction is being wrought by land mines or natural erosion.

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