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What Do We Do About the Sex Traffickers Who Were Trafficked Themselves?

Sex-trafficking survivor Shandra Woworuntu has a very good memory. She remembers everything that happened to her, “exactly as it happened,” during the part of her…

The Untold Story of Alien Ant Farm’s ‘Smooth Criminal’

While Michael Jackson was working on tracks for what would become his multiplatinum follow-up to Thriller, he started screwing around with a terse beat and…

When Corporations Let Cops Kill Us

The first time Sonya Smith visited L.A., the 47-year-old single mother flew from Washington, D.C., to claim her baby brother’s dead body. Smith had a…

The Extraordinary Ordinariness of the Original ‘Pregnant Man’

It’s easy to miss the seahorse décor if you’re not looking. When I first enter the Beatie home in Phoenix, the seahorse statue on the…