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Look out for 'bath salts'
Watch out for "bath salts" — a new synthetic drug that's been on the Maine market for less than a year but has wreaked havoc in that time.
| July 29, 2011
Not only was Donte Stallworth officially charged with DUI manslaughter, but another former AFC East star, former Buffalo Bill running back Travis Henry, reached a plea agreement on drug charges.
Pro football gets tossed around. Plus, Kirk Snyder goes to the dentist.
| April 10, 2009
India, 1838. The opium business is booming, and drug money fills the British Empire’s coffers, offsetting a trade imbalance created by imports of Chinese tea and silk. But now the emperor wants the drug trade stopped.
Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies
| October 08, 2008
For something so full of personal quirks and whimsical detail, John Brandon's first novel, Arkansas, is a sober, even dignified, read.
Disorganized crime, rendered elegantly, in Arkansas
| July 30, 2008
No matter which side you’re on, you’re wading in a very strong, unpredictable, and treacherous current.
The Wire’s final season
| December 31, 2007
Jay-Z’s new album shares its title with the new Ridley Scott film about Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas.
Jay-Z ties his fortunes to American Gangster
| November 14, 2007
American Gangster , Ridley Scott’s adaptation of Mark Jacobson’s New York magazine article about ’70s Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas, is as generic as the title.
Ridley Scott packages American Gangster
| October 31, 2007
A California law prohibits a woman from driving while wearing a house coat.
Archaic laws are often funny, but they’re no laughing matter
HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND JAN WOLFE
| October 12, 2007
Cop or drug dealer?
Meet Roberto Pulido, 41.
Roberto Pulido’s story shows how easily the divide between law-keepers and law-breakers can break down — if nobody is paying attention
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| November 09, 2006
In this hip-hop urban Bonnie and Clyde wanna-be, charismatic rapper/actor Tyrese ( Baby Boy , 2 Fast 2 Furious ) plays O2, a recent parolee whose efforts to go straight are derailed when a Crenshaw drug lord inadvertently kidnaps his son during a carj
A sugar buzz
| June 28, 2006
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