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by thomas | Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 1:38 CST

The Other Side of the Dream

Many Central Americans ride on the roofs of trains through Mexico on the first leg of their journey to the United States. Some migrants say they have lost arms and legs to “The Beast,” as the train is called. Others … Read More


Hard Ground

In 2006, Michael O’Brien, a veteran photojournalist who’s shot for Life, National Geographic, Texas Monthly and many other publications, took on a different kind of assignment. An Austin-based ministry called Mobile Loaves and Fishes, which aids the homeless, was looking … Read More

Criminal Justice

Backlash to a Rape

A few days after my 16th birthday, a woman walking along a lonely highway in the neighboring town accepted a ride from an acquaintance. She climbed into a car carrying four men. Linda Gaitan was 19, a young mother who … Read More