The 1800s composition “Vexations,” by Erik Satie, comes with a cryptic instruction to perform the piece 840 times in a row. Many thought that it couldn’t be done, but in the late 1960s, John Cage and some friends decided to give it a shot.
Magazine sales crews are still going strong, despite investigations into their exploitative practices. These crews are largely composed of younger people, often with troubled lives, recruited to sell magazines across the country.
Olivia Helmig was in a magazine crew for 10 months. During that time, she had no medical care, witnessed abuse and heard stories of rape from fellow female crew members