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Jacob Pagano

Jacob Pagano is a writer based in Los Angeles and an associate at RALLY: a communications firm. He writes about justice, law and activism, as well as biographies.

Stories By Jacob Pagano

The Acrobatic Immigrant Who Invented Pilates in a Prisoner of War Camp

Interned during WWI, circus entertainer Joseph Pilates used found materials and his fellow prisoners as his test lab, and imagined an exercise system that would captivate millions.

The Pirate Radio Broadcaster Who Occupied Alcatraz and Terrified the FBI

Fifty years ago, John Trudell overcame tragedy to become the national voice for Native Americans—and a model for a new generation of activists.