Now that's a real loss. The man was 48 years old.
It's been awhile since I felt like I really understood or even recognized most of contemporary American culture, but The Wire sure made sense to me.
Not only could he write like a dream, he wrote about the Big Stuff.
There's a lot of talent out there, but it's all too rare that talent is matched with vision and moral clarity.
A real loss.
In other news, in a stunning turn of events, Ann and Rose win the MAMQ.