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My Parents Had Me Abducted and Sent to a Mormon Treatment Center

"At around two or three in the morning, two guys burst in the front door and held me down. I tried fighting back but they were both twice my size. They told me they were from West Ridge Academy and that they now had legal guardianship over me."<p><i>Illustrations by Marc Holmes.</i><p>I was a pretty normal kid, …

The Bar That's a Second Home for a Generation of New Orleans Journalists

Since the mid 80s, journalists from all over have been gathering at Molly's at the Market to get wasted, gossip, and occasionally have flashes of inspiration that are gone as soon as the hangover comes the next day.<p><i>Ray Nagin, at the time a New Orleans mayorial candidate, brings a round of drinks to</i> …

The Swedish Town Being Swallowed by the Earth

A long time ago, people in the arctic town of Kiruna were like, "Hey, let's mine a lot of iron ore!" Now they are like, "Uh oh, mining activity has led to a giant fissure opening up and threatening to swallow our homes!" This is bad.<p><i>A huge crack in the ground—caused by iron-ore mining—working its</i> …

The Stoners' Paradise of Humboldt County Is Dreading Weed Legalization

The economy of the rural Northern Californian region is dominated by marijuana, and many growers are worried that when pot becomes legal, prices will plummet and they'll lose their livelihoods.<p><i>A weed-grow operation in Humboldt County, California. Photos by Emily Brady</i><p>Populated by a mix of hippies …

The Worst Food-Safety Disasters Ever

Last week, the USDA put out a Class I recall notice on 8.7 million pounds of beef from one of Hot Pockets' primary suppliers. This week we look at some of the most horrible and disgusting food recalls we've ever heard about.<p><i>Photo via Flickr user epSos .de</i><p>Last week, the USDA put out a Class I recall …

I Spent the Night in Greece's Favorite Drug Hangout

Just next to us, Ali—a 55-year-old man from Afghanistan—won't let me take his picture. "My kids are studying abroad. I wouldn’t want them to see me like this," he says. Ali started using heroin and sisa when he lost his home. "Living here is tough," he...<p><i>Photos by Alexia Tsagari</i><p>Hamid is waiting for …

Russia Is Still Building a 'Rural Berlin Wall' Through Georgia

The barbed-wire fence is advancing farther and farther into Georgian land, dividing families, destroying livelihoods, and casting a worrying sense of uncertainty over the entire region.<p><i>The barbed-wire fence at the village of Gogeti, Georgia</i><p>"Three days ago, they moved the fence 30 yards closer to my …