Blogging with Gangsters

If you haven’t read Sudhir Venkatesh’s posts on the “Freakonomics” blog from last year, you really need to check them out. For those of you who don’t know, Sudhir is a socialogist who spent several years in the ’90s hanging out with real gangsters in Chicago.  I first became aware of him when I read the “Freakonomics” book (which everyone should read). Apparently, last year he sat down with some gansters in NYC and watched season 5 of “The Wire” with them (or most season 5 – you’ll have to read ll nine blogs to see if they finish…)

Here’s a link to the first one. It’s worth reading them all.

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