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Breaking Away

Luzer Twersky was raised as a Hasidic Jew. At the age of 23 he decided to leave his family and everything he'd ever known to move into secular society. His upbringing had been strict -- no school, no movies, no dates, no jobs. Otrasized from his community, he entered a world he knew very little about.

Sugartime (INC)

In the beginning of January 2008, the Belgian-Ghanaian Sugar Jackson defended his European welterweight world title.

Locusts!

There's a feeling you get when you encounter a swarm of insects.

Dear Santo Toribio

After Oklahoma passed the toughest anti-immigration bill in the country, a Catholic church in Tulsa was looking for help, so they created a shrine to Santo Toribio, the patron saint of immigrants.

The Ghosts of Fire Island

Fire Island, only sixty miles from New York City, has long served as a safe and vibrant mecca for gay men and women. But in the early 1980's, the haven faced a new and lethal threat.

Four Failing Lungs

For Beth and Brian, a lung transplant could extend their lives for years. Or, it could lead to rejection and continued suffering.

Harper Funeral

A principal reflects on a turbulent year: 27 current or former students shot, 8 of them dead.

Chance

Turn right and you'll meet the man or woman of your dreams. Turn left and you'll get hit by a car.

Easy Love

Twenty-six years ago, Warren Kirk was at home in his suburban Melbourne rental flat. Freshly showered and dressed, he consulted the yellow pages before making a call.

Ripped Stockings

Growing up in Miami, Harvey Katz - then Elizabeth - was expected to have a bat mitzvah (the Jewish coming of age ceremony for girls), followed by a big, blow-out party.

Senza Parole

Rustle of cardboard and tin foil. Polka dots. A curious island in the middle of the Seine.