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Psychic of the Day

So-called psychic James Hydrick was different from your run-of-mill overnight swindlers. He was born poor in the Deep South, chained to a tree as a child, fed dog food, but a spark kept him striving to find his real self. As a teen, he was shuttled from orphanages to foster homes, only to run away [...]

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Assault of the Day

August 11, 2014 | Today at 1pm on the Iquitos skid road a señora returned change with a bottled water, warning, 'It's Sunday and the streets are crawling with thieves who are brave from booze while the police are on holiday.' I walked out the store and immediately a body piled onto my back with [...]

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Charlie Parker’s 1954 Sax and Byron the Con Man in a Dark Alley in Iquitos

People don't venture after dark onto the Iquitos waterfront because of the rats with two or four legs. So, three years ago when a shadow cast by a yellow lamplight danced over my shoulder I reflected that it belonged to someone who wanted me to know his approach. ´Excuse, mate!´ hailed a cheery tenor. I [...]

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