Quicklink The Rise of Edgar Valdez Villarreal: American Citizen, Mexican Drug Lord by Choire Sicha September 9, 2010 We’ve discussed Edgar “Barbie” Valdez Villarreal here before; today the Times has a brief profile of how the high school football star from Laredo, Texas became a Mexican drug cartel killing machine. facebook twitter google+ pinterest email Oh hi. I work here and enjoy cats and cat-related news. Read more by Choire Sicha on The Awl These Are Our Most Natural Musical Fibers, or, Hmm, Is This Morgellons?The 107 Most-Poachable Gawker Media Editorial Employees Right NowForget Scalia! Justice Roberts Is a Total Marriage MoronAlessandra Stanley and the Diminishment of CriticismThree Moments in White and Black History in Charleston, South Carolina Barbie Beltran-Levya Cartels Mexico :-( Welcome to Media Layoff Season Culture (and TV) Eric Prydz, "Opus (Four Tet Remix)" consumption Drink the Brand Culture (and TV) Choir Of Young Believers, "Jeg Ser Dig" podcast The Awl Podcast: Food surreal estate The Sad, True Story of the Ground Zero Mosque The Billfold Emotional Labor and $400 Work Dinners Culture (and TV) Health, "Flesh World (Kenton Slash Demon Remix)"