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The Great Comic Book Conflagration For a brief moment in post-war America, the comic books blamed for juvenile delinquency were sent up in flames.
Trotsky’s Canadian Holiday In exile, Leon Trotsky couldn’t bear to be apart from the revolution he helped instigate, but the journey home meant a detour in a Canadian prison that became the model for the earliest Soviet concentration camps.
Of Hooligans and Hippodromes 2013: A championship match between Brazilian soccer clubs Atletico Paranese and Vasco de Gama took a brutal turn when tension...
Life Sentence 2013: Family members of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a currently imprisoned member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, say the political...
Ladies, Take the Wheel 2013: Women in Saudi Arabia are defying the government and getting into the driver’s seat to protest of the country’s...
Cheating Death 2013: Sentenced to death for drug crimes, an Iranian man shocked officials when, hours after his hanging, he was discovered...
The Day Will Come 1927 / Charlestown, MA
Life After Death 2013: A Detroit man pled guilty to charges of disinterring a body after absconding with the corpse of his father....
That’s a Bingo! 2013: Police in Portugal raided a pub catering mostly to British tourists this week—their crime? Playing an illicit round of...
In Defense 2013: The House of Lords, the section of the United Kingdom’s government made up of hereditary peers, has defeated an...
Potent Potables 2013: A New Jersey investigation discovered 29 bars and restaurants had doctored cocktails using rubbing alcohol and dirty water in...
On the Waterfront 1862 / London
Jail Break 2013: Already something of a criminal célèbre in the mold of the French gangster Jacques Mesrine, Redoine Faid landed...
The War on Pants 2013: A Louisiana town has passed an ordinance that would criminalize the wearing of “sagging pants”—defined by the ordinance as...
Payback 2013: Debtors’ prisons, officially abolished in the U.S. in the 1833, are making a comeback. According to the ACLU,...
Luck of the Draw 2013: New York City police arrested a Harlem man for running an illegal “numbers game” ring, a lottery-like betting operation...
Immortal Technique 2013: A Russian university lecturer and his "scientific assistant" have been detained by authorities for possessing 14 kilograms of radioactive...
Cold Case 2013: In 1990, $500 million dollars worth of art was stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and now, twenty-three...
Burkhard Bilger Patrols With the K-9 Unit 2012 / New York City
This is a Stick Up! 2013: Bank robbery, a crime whose perpetrators once held America’s rapt attention, is on the decline. A sharp rise in...
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