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  • Comparing Barack Obama's thoughts on 'The Wire' with those of Baltimore officials

    Comparing Barack Obama's thoughts on 'The Wire' with those of Baltimore officials
    The White House released a video yesterday in which Barack Obama talks with David Simon about "The Wire," Simon's five-season drama dissecting the many institutional problems in big American cities, which was, as you may have heard, set here in Baltimore. Part interview and part Obama expounding on the virtues of the show, the video clearly demonstrates this: the president gets it.
  • 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...

    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...

    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...