How Elizabeth Smart Became More Than An Abduction Victim

Margaret Talbot's piece in the New Yorker this week might be called "The Extraordinary Resilience of Elizabeth Smart" but a better title might be "How Elizabeth Smart Did the Impossible." The piece explores how Smart managed to get through her abduction and become that much more than an abduction victim forever defined as… » 10/14/13 6:50pm 10/14/13 6:50pm

Missing Los Angeles Toddler Found in Kentucky Being Pushed in a…

On Thursday, campus police officers at the University of Kentucky let their well-honed law enforcement instincts lead them to the discovery of a 17-month-old girl named Alouette Day-Moreno-Baltierra, who, until her fateful rescue from the windblown quadrangles of Lexington, had been missing from her home in Los Angeles … » 12/30/12 3:00pm 12/30/12 3:00pm

Woman Who Abducted a Newborn in 1987 Is Finally Sentenced

A woman who kidnapped a 19-day-old girl from a Harlem Hospital was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday, marking the final installment of a more than 20-year saga that is among the longest non-parental abductions in which a missing child was finally reunited with family. In February, Ann Pettway pled guilty to… » 7/30/12 11:55pm 7/30/12 11:55pm

Three Teenage Girls in Canada Arrested for Running a Prostitution Ring

When it comes to sex trafficking, teenage girls are normally the victims not the perpetrators. But a horrifying new case in Canada has turned that all on its head. Three teenage girls in Ottawa stand accused of running a prostitution ring in which they abducted other young women and forced them to have sex with… » 6/13/12 11:10am 6/13/12 11:10am

Taylor Lautner's Furrowed Brow Stars In Abduction

Do you like werewolves? Mysteries? High school boys? Bad acting? Shit that blows up? Martial arts? Secret government conspiracy theories? Parkour? Biceps? Phil Collins? Frowning? Then you'll love Abduction, directed by Boyz n the Hood's John Singleton. The clip gives it all away: Taylor plays Nathan, who finds out he… » 4/14/11 12:27pm 4/14/11 12:27pm

Media Glare Often Reflects Off Skinny White Women

The notoriously aggressive British tabloid press has been obsessed with the disappearance of 4-year-old Madeline McCann since she vanished from her family's hotel room at a Portuguese resort this past May. The majority of the the scrutiny, as Broadsheet pointed out this morning, has fallen on Maddy's mother, Dr. Kate… » 10/19/07 6:30pm 10/19/07 6:30pm