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Cottages For Homeless People In Dallas Will Save Taxpayers About $1.3 Million

Dallas seems to have taken a cue from its neighbors in Houston on how to effectively tackle, and put an end to, chronic homelessness.<p>Starting November, 50 chronically homeless individuals in Dallas will each move into their own cottages in a complex that comes with green recreational space, solar …

Housing

intimate punk portraits of 90s lower east side squatters

Ash Thayer spent eight years squatting in abandoned buildings, capturing her community and its battle against gentrification.<p>It wasn't too long ago that the Lower East Side buildings now occupied by frozen yogurt shops and closet-sized "luxury" apartments were actually abandoned and dilapidated. …

Weekend Weirdness: Since When Did D.A.R.E. Become Pro-Cannabis?

To answer that question: since that time they accidentally published an op-ed calling for the legalization of cannabis.<p>Remember a couple months ago …

Cannabis

Whoa! Men Are Dyeing Their Beards In Ridiculously Vivid Colours. What Do You Guys Think Of This Trend?

The hot new beard and hair trend for guys that’s totally blowing up Instagram is the #MermanHair. Turns out this term has been here for a while, but …

The Cost Of Independence: Economics And Labor In DIY Music

<i>The final installment in a series by punk musician David Combs, formerly Spoonboy, about issues facing DIY musicians. Read Part 1, “These Are the</i> …

Bad Mary, “Sucks to Be You”

Punk is dead? Not so, says NYC’s Bad Mary, a high-voltage punk-rock outfit ready to rock your face off. Perhaps what’s even more punk than the band’s …

Hofstra University

Good Morning Vietnam: The wreckage of a B-52 still sits in downtown Hanoi - but one photographer's images show how US culture has crept into country 40 years on

• <b>Photographers Jan-Christoph Hartung of Berlin and Miguel Hahn of Madrid took pictures of 21st century Vietnam</b>• <b><br>Images show the increasing influence of</b> …

Vietnam

Homeless Does Not Mean Talentless

Dylan Henry recorded a homeless man playing “Come Sail Away” on a piano in Sarasota, Florida. The slightly out of tune piano was on public display as …

20 Of The Weirdest Things About America That Americans Don't Realize Are Weird

Weird

Stabbed homeless hero dies on a New York street as over 20 people stroll past him

This story highlights the issue of the bystander effect, and the ease of which some are able to shirk a moral responsibility to help a person in …

Princeton University

Psychiatric Drugs Are False Prophets With Big Profits

Once again, I just finished another consultation with someone from out of state who was desperate to find a therapist who he could talk to. He didn’t …

Design student revamps cardboard signs to help Chicago's homeless stand out

Among the tall towers and tourists crowding Chicago's Magnificent Mile is an often overlooked population: homeless people with signs asking for change.<p>While many of the cardboard signs seem hastily scribbled, over the past months many of them have been revamped and replaced, a project from a …

Homelessness

Deadpool Featured On EW Comic-Con Variant Cover

Sweet chimichanga! Ryan Reynolds' R-rated superhero <i>Deadpool</i> is featured on Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con Bonus Issue.<p>20th Century Fox could own …

5Pointz Graffiti Artists Sue Developers in Long Island City

Artists from demolished graffiti mecca 5Pointz file a lawsuit against the building’s owner for whitewashing their historic murals.<p>In June, nine artists from 5Pointz, the collective based out of the Long Island City warehouse once hailed as a global graffiti mecca, announced their lawsuit against …