The Wire would not necessarily be described as a series about race. But that was the beauty of it.
Calvin Wilson is film critic at St. Louis Post-Dispatch and host of the jazz program, “Somethin’ Else,” on the Radio Arts Foundation classical station. His short story “Attrition” was included in the anthology St. Louis Noir, edited by Scott Phillips.
Posts by Calvin Wilson
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.