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  • Wandering Eye: Andre Royo discusses 'The Wire' with Marc Maron, Janay Rice speaks out, and more

    Wandering Eye: Andre Royo discusses 'The Wire' with Marc Maron, Janay Rice speaks out, and more
    If the "Serial" break has you hungry for Baltimore-centric podcasts, then check out a relatively recent episode of comedian Marc Maron's podcast "WTF" with actor Andre Royo, best known as Bubbles from "The Wire." The episode's great. Royo's shot out of a cannon right from the start, racing through his New York upbringing, talking about being the nerd in the hood, and telling a story about how he let neighborhood kids pay him a few bucks to hook up with girls at his house when his parents were working (he also cooked Steak-umm sandwiches for his, um, guests) and thoughtfully, hilariously details his path to becoming an iconic character actor. The last half-hour or so is "The Wire"-centric part, with Royo admitting that inhabiting Bubbles' character method-style sent him into a serious depression and talking about how when he heard that the "real" Bubbles, a street informant named Possum, had died, he told David Simon that it didn't feel right for the show's Bubbles to not pass away as well. Royo explains: "Look, at the end of the day, I've just [made] the audience . . . look at a piece of our world [through] this dark, depressed, nothing's ever gonna change mentality. Motherfuckers gotta get out of the bed. There's got to be some sort of hope. Some glimpse . . . and Bubbles is it." (Brandon Soderberg)
  • The Mail

    The Mail
    FROM THE WEB, FACEBOOK, AND TWITTER “David Simon responds to Mike Rowe’s attempt to ‘save’ Baltimore’s reputation after ‘The Wire’” I didn’t perceive the comments about Simon’s shows,...

    David Simon responds to Mike Rowe's attempt to "save" Baltimore's reputation after "The Wire" (UPDATED)

    David Simon responds to Mike Rowe's attempt to "save" Baltimore's reputation after "The Wire" (UPDATED)
    UPDATE (Nov. 14): And now Mike Rowe has responded to David Simon's response to Mike Rowe. Got all that? Read it here. We'll stay out of it, except to quibble with Rowe's statement, "in spite of the headline in the article where you were quoted, I'm not...

    Wandering Eye: Troubles for the Red Cross, perception vs. reality, and David Simon reveals details of his next miniseries

    Wandering Eye: Troubles for the Red Cross, perception vs. reality, and David Simon reveals details of his next miniseries
    Is America's best-known relief agency a disaster pimp? Some of the Red Cross' employees are saying so, with documentation to back it up, according to a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica. During the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, "40 percent of...

    No Trivia: Detective Daniel Hersl's "Timecop," a Netflix Original series

    No Trivia: Detective Daniel Hersl's "Timecop," a Netflix Original series
    Dear Netflix, I have been a loyal subscriber to your service since 2013 and recently have fallen in love with wonderful original series such as "Lilyhammer" and "Hemlock Grove" and, to some extent, the lesser ones such as "House of Cards" and "Orange Is...