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  • The Dealer Returns

    The Dealer Returns
    By the time he was in his mid-20s in the early 1990s, Fred Douglas Brooks III claimed he was one of Baltimore’s biggest heroin dealers, using 50 aliases as he sat atop an organization with 30-plus employees and drug ties in 17 countries. Later, in the early 2000s, after federal agents caught up with him for a second time, he became a first-class snitch, helping the government build a high-stakes, West Coast drug case filled with international drug-cartel intrigue. Now, according to law enforcers in Maryland and Louisiana, Brooks is based in Houston and back to his old ways, overseeing the complex logistics of supplying kilograms of heroin from Mexican sources to wholesalers in Baltimore, New Orleans, New York, and elsewhere, and laundering the high-volume flow of cash that comes back to him in return. ¬†
  • South By Southwest: Day One

    The theme of this year's South By Southwest festival is, uh, Twitter. Apparently. On the shuttle ride in from the airport, a middle-aged scenester with a smoking-wrecked voice that sounds like the surface of the planet Mercury can't stop talking about it&...

    Art Basel Wrap Up, Part One

    Of all the hurdles to get there- scrutinous press registration, despotic bouncers, strict dress codes, and a transit system that makes Baltimore look like Tokyo- escaping the airport is always the most frustrating. Labyrinthine warrens of moving sidewalks...

    Art Basel Wrap-Up: Part Two (NSFW)

    This year, there was some new public art (for the benefit of those stuck in traffic on the I-395 Causeway) by Miami artists Jim Drain and Bhakti Baxter. "VIP Party" is a fake party in cargo containers at the Port of Miami, complete with searchlights and...

    Basel Dazzle

    By Chloe Helton-Gallagher For the past 12 years a single week in December has seen the population of Miami swell by over 50,000 people. Drawn by the glittering allure of the self-described "most prestigious art show in the Americas," attendants of Art...