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  • 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 the show’s single greatest achievement." And back when then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, he called Omar his favorite character on his favorite show. Given the show's focus on criminal-justice themes, it seems appropriate that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has made Williams the group’s “celebrity ambassador for ending mass incarceration,” and Williams tweeted yesterday that he’s “proud” while posting his “Ambassador” card on Instagram. He joins a host of other ACLU ambassadors, including Harry Belafonte, Melissa Etheridge, and Cindi Lauper, who advocate for reform by using social media, appearing at news conferences, and talking to lawmakers. (Van Smith)
  • Wandering Eye: Law enforcers seizing cash, foreign money to U.S. think tanks, an appreciation for "Homicide," and more

    Wandering Eye: Law enforcers seizing cash, foreign money to U.S. think tanks, an appreciation for "Homicide," and more
    The Washington Post has published the first and second parts of its three-part series about law enforcers seizing cash from motorists, taking more than $2.5 billion with little in the way of legal challenges despite constitutional concerns surrounding the...

    Baltimore Music in The Wire: An Episode Guide

    | Image by Darkroom Productions Low ratings on a premium channel be damned, HBO's The Wire is hip-hop's favorite show, and has been since well before the reruns on BET started this year. Rappers constantly reference it in their rhymes and cast actors from...

    Yo! Baltimore Raps

    It's well established that clips of kids dancing to Baltimore club are among the many, many reasons that Noise is grateful for the glorious copyright-infringement warehouse that is YouTube. But what about Baltimore hip-hop? Possibly the best local music...

    The Year in Local Music: One Reporter's Opinion

    City Paper has already published its official Top Ten for the year in Baltimore music, but I thought I'd use this space to share an expanded version of my personal ballot for the list. I didn't hear every local record in 2007--hell, I didn't even hear...