The effects of legalized prostitution in Germany.
Behind the doors of Centaurus, Rio’s most infamous brothel.
Why 18th-century French police obsessively tracked elite sex workers.
Traveling with a sex tourist to the Uzbek city of Tashkent. Excerpted from the forthcoming book If It's Monday It Must Be Madurai.
How a struggling comedian became a pimp who eventually started sending teenage hookers on bank robbery missions that earned them notoriety as the “Starlet Bandits.”
When Germany legalized prostitution just over a decade ago, politicians hoped that it would create better conditions and more autonomy for sex workers. It hasn’t worked out that way.
The story of Melissa Barthelemy, a prostitute killed in a string of murders on Long Island in December 2010.
A family turns to murder to save one of their own.
A look at the Mexican drug wars from the point of view of a narco’s mistress in Juárez.
On Queens’ stubbornly unchanging Roosevelt Avenue, where immigrants pay $2 a song to grind against hired dancers and shuttered houses of prostitution have given way to rolling brothel-vans.