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Arizona Hispanics Poised To Swing State Blue

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Edit note: This report contains accounts of rape, violence and other disturbing events.

Sex trafficking wasn't a major concern in the early 1980s, when Beth Jacobs was a teenager. If you were a prostitute, the thinking went, it was your choice.

Jacobs thought that too, right up until she came to on the lot of a dark truck stop one night. She says she had asked a friendly-seeming man for a ride home that afternoon.

Jacobs says he gave her something in an old McDonald's cup — a drug — and as she was waking up the man announced that he was a pimp. Her pimp.

The Boston Citgo sign, all 3,600 square LED feet of which has served as the backdrop to Red Sox games since 1965, is now officially a "pending landmark."

Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí spent much of the 1940s in the U.S., avoiding World War II and its aftermath. He was a well-known fixture on the art scene in Monterey, Calif. — and that's where the largest collection of Dalí's work on the West Coast is now open to the public.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: In The Long Run

Apr 5, 2013

On this week's extremely punchy round-table podcast, once we cover our most important landmark of the week, Stephen Thompson gets through some preposterous claims loosely connected to this video and we get on the topic of this really fun book, we deal with two different cultural longevity issues. First, we talk about what it takes to keep a TV show going for season after season (which has fascinated me for years) and whether anything can hope to avoid peaking after the first season or two.

Then, in honor of G.I. Joe: Retaliation, we talk about red flags that make us worry about sequels, from replaced leads to crazy subtitles.

And, as always, we close with what's making us happy this week. Stephen is happy about finding some clips of someone he once admired. Trey is happy about a series he's shocked he didn't love already. Glen is happy about the book, of course, but also about a documentary about a man "genetically engineered" to appeal to him personally. And I am happy about exactly what you all said I would be, as well as about a movie night with family that forced me to defend the stout-heartedness of my wonderful nephews.

This episode, you should know, is very, very giggly and silly toward the end. I can't really provide any insight as to why, except that it happens sometimes. We hope you can at least hear most of it.

Find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter: me, Stephen, Glen, Trey, Jess, and our esteemed producer emeritus and music director, Mike Katzif.

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