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  • Wandering Eye: A look at David Simon's new series, why the IRS doesn't go after nonprofits, and more

    Wandering Eye: A look at David Simon's new series, why the IRS doesn't go after nonprofits, and more
    Law enforcers' proclivity to deploy their service weapons on young African-American men is now a matter of widespread outrage, due to how often such situations end in killings, even though it's a long-established phenomenon that's prompted one of the fundamentals of black parenting: how to act around cops so that you don't get shot or falsely arrested. But here's another measure of how common the problem is: Even on campus at Yale University, young black male students are not immune from this paradox of public safety. The son of New York Times op-ed columnist Charles Blow was held at gunpoint after he'd left the library while security officers made sure he wasn't the robbery suspect they were looking for, according to the elder Blow's account, a circumstance that prompted the columnist to conclude that "there is no amount of respectability that can bend a gun's barrel." (Van Smith)
  • 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...

    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: 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...

    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...