Today's a Lucky Day to Get Married in China; A Crappy Day to Do It…

In Mandarin, the words for "January 4th, 2013" are pronounced a lot like the phrase "I will love you all my life," and so, logically, that means that January 4th is a lucky day to get married in China, kind of like how March 4th of every year is a lucky day to join the Army or leave your spouse in the middle of the… » 1/04/13 1:15pm 1/04/13 1:15pm

The Trouble With Child Sex Trafficking Statistics

The Village Voice Media-owned City Pages has published a 3,000-word cover story debunking recent numbers showing a rise in child sex trafficking online. While it's quite damning to the group that put together the "study," the company is hardly an impartial actor here: Its Backpage.com has long been the target of… » 3/24/11 10:26am 3/24/11 10:26am