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'Snitches Get Stitches': How Secure Phones for Criminals Are Sold on Instagram

For years, the oft-overlooked secure phone industry, sometimes linked to organized crime, has been pushing its wares on Instagram, with one account linked to Phantom Secure posting images of weapons, drugs, and bundles of cash.
Joseph Cox
3.12.18
Music

Convicts Talk About Why Jay Z's 'Reasonable Doubt' Is Still Every Hustler's Favorite Album

To pay homage to the record's 20th anniversary, we talked about its legacy with the men who took Jay Z's words to heart—the gangsters and drug dealers who lived the life that Hova rapped about.
Seth Ferranti
6.25.16
Stuff

Drug Dealers Explain How They Keep Their Hustles Secret from Their Families

'Breaking Bad' is probably the best known pop-culture example of a drug merchant's life getting turned inside-out, but it happens to ordinary people the world over. We interviewed several about how dealing complicated their lives and relationships.
Zach Sokol
3.13.16
NSFW

Life as a Stripper in a Subarctic Indoor Mining Town

Thanks to the surplus of men and dearth of entertainment options, strippers in the indoor mining town of Fermont, Quebec, can earn roughly $5,000 in a week.
Mitchell Sunderland
1.3.15
Culture

Your Comments About the West London 'Selfies' Drugs Gang Pissed Me Off

It touched a nerve because one of the guys going to prison is my cousin, and he doesn't deserve your mockery.
Anonymous
10.29.14
Stuff

A Stripper's Review of Strips Clubs in America

After a year of stripping in Los Angeles, I wondered about other city's strip clubs, so I hit the road for a month-long tour of the finest and shittiest strip clubs in America.
Samantha Ireland
6.7.14