David Simon Takes New York Down a Peg

Speaking in New York City, David Simon, the creator of The Wire, wasn’t shy about taking the city to task. “There is no city more vain about its position in popular culture, more indifferent to other realities, more self absorbed than other cities.” “Manhattan is [now] one big pile of money,” which leaves it divorced from the real problems facing other American cities. So why are so many stories and television shows still centered in New York, and how can they tell the real tale of urban America in 2010?

This talk took place at The New School for Liberal Arts in NYC.

via The Daily Dish

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