In the meantime, moviegoers (and readers!) should purchase the new edition of Humphrey Cobb's more acerbic, electrifying World War I novel, "Paths of Glory." David Simon wrote the introduction. In this Sunday A&E interview, he pays homage to Cobb's book and Stanley Kubrick's 1957 film adaptation for their enormous influence on the portrayal of corrupt, inertia-ridden institutions in "The Wire." I'll try to write more on Cobb, Kubrick and Simon in the fall, when the Maryland Film Festival will present Kubrick's film where it should be seen, on the big screen, with Simon introducing the event (details have yet to be nailed down).