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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)
  • 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...

    The Mail: Bob's the Man

    The Mail: Bob's the Man
    Bob’s the Man I was pleased to read the City Folk article about Bob Lienhardt and his fascinating life (Oct. 27). I had the pleasure of meeting Bob a few years ago while working for a state agency. He popped in one day, tote bag in hand, and after...

    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...

    Wandering Eye: Omar and the ACLU, WaPo on Yahoo, Russ Smith on Charles Street, and more

    Wandering Eye: Omar and the ACLU, WaPo on Yahoo, Russ Smith on Charles Street, and more
    Back in 2005, when HBO was considering canceling "The Wire" after season three, City Paper published a “top 10” piece listing reasons not to do so. No. 3 was Michael K. Williams’ character, Omar, with the list deeming him “arguably...