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I Got Banned From the US When Airport Security Found My Coke Texts

Immigration officials said that they’d found a reference to cocaine on my phone and immediately put me on a flight back to the UK.


I'm a Paramedic, Please Stop Asking Me the Worst Thing I've Ever Seen

As a first responder, I’ve been asked this question countless times. Trust me, you don’t want to know.


What It's Like to Be a Big-Time Female Coke Trafficker

"We were moving like 60 keys a week. I brought in my dad and my stepbrother and we were off and running."


I Was a Cocaine Kingpin's Ride-or-Die

"When he came home, I would wake up and help him count the money."


How I Became a Satanist

Well, technically I'm a Luciferian witch, but try explaining that to a Bible-beater.


What It’s Really Like Running a Restaurant with Your Best Friend

“Jeremy and I used to live together and we’d always talked about opening a restaurant sometime.”


I Peed Myself At a Concert on Purpose Because I Really Love Music

At a Tycho show, I decided I wouldn't be a slave to my bladder anymore.


How Producing Music Helps Me Overcome My Stutter

Producer Riley Smithson, who performs as Shrimpnose, explains why producing music lets him transcend his speech impediment.


Sex Workers Describe the Moment They Told Friends and Family What They Do

"Mum cried when I told her, and blamed her parenting for the choices I'd made."


When the Dutch Come for Brunch, Expect Deep-Fried Cauliflower

When two of Amsterdam’s top chefs cooked brunch at Clipstone restaurant in London last weekend, there wasn’t a poached egg in sight.


Why Women Make Better Butchers Than Men

On International Women's Day, one of London’s top female butchers tells us why the male-dominated industry could do with more women.


I Was Stabbed By a Samurai Sword on Friday the 13th—And Still Made it to My DJ Gig

You get into all kinds of things when you're out till 6 AM every night. But I never expected something like this.