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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...
Dead, Again 2013: When Sergei Magnitsky died in a Russian detention center in November 2009, it was, by all accounts, the final...
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