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Barrett Brown Has Gotten Himself Thrown in the Hole Again

As I told Barrett’s mom when I heard the news that Barrett had been put in solitary again, if you are going to poke the bear, as Barrett does as a columnist for this blog, you’ve got to keep your nose clean. Barrett recently failed on that front. Barrett’s side of the story: some inmates were making hooch. Those inmates, along with Barrett, were given breathalyzers; everyone passed. Subsequently, only Barrett’s locker was searched. Authorities found hooch in it. Dumb, dumb, dumb. Last week, he was taken from his cell and thrown in the hole (or SHU), where he has been unable to get his meds or even a pencil. He now only gets two phone calls per month. Sometimes his mom reads him things like this blog post. So I’ll offer this:

Barrett, it’s easier to pillory the Bureau of Prisons and its Kafkaesque operation when you are standing on firm and steady moral high ground, when you are doing your level best to follow the rules, especially the ones that make sense, like not drinking jailhouse hooch. It’s also easier to do that when you have a pencil. We want to read what you have to say. We can’t do that unless you behave yourself.

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The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: Eff You, Axl Rose

I’ve spent so much of the last two columns denouncing the prison administration for its assorted violations of U.S. law and English grammar that I’ve barely said anything about what it’s like to live in prison. It’s really not too bad. Doing time is hardest on those with children, while I myself am putting off having kids until such time as I’ve acquired a fortified compound on which to train them. Certainly I miss some of my old friends from time to time, but, frankly, over the last couple of years I’ve gradually replaced them with far more interesting convict friends.

Each morning I get up around dawn-ish in the alcove I share with 11 other inmates, including an El Salvadoran people smuggler, a couple of Mexican gang members, a former Army major who held Top Secret clearance and whom I occasionally spy on for old time’s sake, and a guy called Outlaw.

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The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: This Prison Is Kind of Corrupt

Last time I noted that the prison administration here at Federal Correctional Institution Fort Worth had cut off my access to the inmate email system shortly after I sent a message to another journalist about wrongdoing by Bureau of Prisons staff, thus providing us with a fine opportunity by which to see how the BOP really operates as I take my case up through the agency ranks via a charmingly baroque complaint procedure known as the Administrative Remedy Process. There have been some telling new developments on that front that I’ll relate by and by, but it would be remiss of me not to first say a few words about the prison itself, and fuck if I’m going to leave myself open to accusations of being remiss.

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The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: A Sign of Things to Come

At the end of February, I arrived at the Fort Worth Federal Correctional Institution, where I’ll be serving the remainder of my five-year sentence, unless something unforeseen happens, like, say, the American people overthrow the federal government, release me from my cell, and declare me Dictator For Life of the Amalgamated Union of North American […]

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Best of the Best Lists: 2014 Year in Review

It’s the time of year again when we take a look back at what most tickled the fancies of our readers, and in the case of our content the answer is “best” lists. Magazines are often criticized for being list-centric, but you know why so many magazines lean that way? Because people like to look at lists. Even if it’s just because they want to view our selections and tell us we don’t know what the hell we’re talking about, readers continue to come back for more.

These were the most popular listicles on our website in 2014:

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Vote Now For Your Favorite Men in Week 3 of 10 Most Eligible Men in Dallas

The next round of bachelors are live and ready for your votes. Kirby Schlegel is a sports executive with a knack for filling stadiums making breakfast tacos. Dr. Amir Baluch is an anesthesiologist who dabbles in real estate and enjoys dinners at Tei An. Ben Smithee is a marketing consultant who plays the saxophone and loves the Rangers. Jeff Florey is Bedford’s arts and events coordinator who spends time saving the planet  and writing poetry. Justin Magnuson is a health care executive who enjoys helping people sleep better and luxurious traveling. Who’s your favorite? Vote for three every day through Sunday.

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Week 2 of the 10 Most Eligible Men in Dallas Voting Has Begun

Your next round of bachelors is available for your viewing pleasure.  In the lineup, we have a dentist Andy Chang, sports anchor Guy Rawlings, modeling agent James Williford, portfolio manager Jason Ziegler, and restaurateur Jonathan Rosenberg. Take your pick. Take three, in fact. You can select a trio of your favorite guys and vote for them once a day every day through Sunday at midnight, when we’ll reveal to you the candidates of Week 3.

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Who Will Be The 10 Most Eligible Men in Dallas 2014?

You likely remember our contest, the 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas. It wasn’t that long ago we revealed to you the winners in our December issue. We’ve changed it up this year and are shining the spotlight on the other half. In May, we put out a call for Dallas’ best bachelors. From the hundreds of nominees we received, we narrowed the pile to down to 20 outstanding Dallas gents. Now we need your help selecting the top 10. Check out our first five candidates this week, select your three favorites, and vote. You can come back and vote once a day every day. Voting for this first round ends Sunday at midnight, when we’ll release the candidates of Week 2. We’ll need you to come back and help us out again. Ready, set, go.

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D Magazine is Looking for the 10 Most Eligible Men in Dallas

Some of you asked for it. Some of you whined about it. Now, we’re doing it. D Magazine producing a contest to complement the 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas: the 10 Most Eligible Men in Dallas. We’re looking for the most desirable bachelors in North Texas. As usual, we need your help. Nominate your friends, brothers, next door neighbors, exes, bosses, coworkers, mailmen, etc. here.

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