NEWSWEEK: How Compton Got Its Groove Back

If your introduction to -- and current perception of -- Compton, Calif., is derived from late-1980s rap songs, you must stop everything you're doing right now and read/watch this compelling series. NEWSWEEKers Jessica Bennett (the wordsmith) and Jennifer Molina (the lenser) trekked to the Los Angeles-area city to document its massive demographic and statistical change -- the number of homicides is at a 25-year low, for starters. Click the above to see more.