We talk to Englishwomen about the "tampon tax," which classifies all women's sanitary products as "non-essential luxury items."
Ex-soviet soldier turned self-proclaimed savior, "Crocodile Gennadiy," is the subject of a new documentary. We talked to its director, Steve Hoover.
Homelessness has risen by 55 percent in the UK since David Cameron became prime minister. We asked a number of homeless young Brits for their thoughts on how the country's being run.
For 15 years, San Francisco cops have had just one officer on the mental health beat, leaving her to conduct an uphill battle on the fringe of America's dire healthcare system.
I talked to homeless New Yorkers about taking refuge on the subway, watching out for the cops, and why sleeping on the street was sometimes better than staying in a homeless shelter.
A Facebook video of the shooting quickly racked up millions of views.
Thousands of young New Yorkers, many of whom are gay, bisexual, or trans, are trading sex for shelter.
As the streets and subways went dark Monday, the city's growing homeless population settled in for the storm.
The district attorney decided to skip a grand jury and charge two officers with an open count of murder.
Gotham now lays claim to Great Depression levels of homelessness, with nearly 60,000 humans sleeping in shelters, on the street, or underground. Can a new mayor change the game?
Homelessness isn't unusual or amazing. It's not a surreal moment in time that you can capture and use to illustrate that the world is a brain-splittingly cruel place.
Cops in Fort Lauderdale wrote Arnold Abbott a citation for giving food to the hungry, but he's not going to let laws stop his charity efforts. "I'm not worried about jail," he said.
We have to realize that most of us are not that far from bankruptcy or foreclosure. Any of us could be laid off. And then what—where would we be?
Flagstaff, Arizona, is trying to combat panhandling by giving homeless people coupon booklets called "Better Bucks." I tried them out to see if they were all they were cracked up to be.
When I was 17, I was arrested at school with my brother and our friend. Not only was I in possession of felony levels of LSD at the time, but I'd also dealt various drugs to my classmates, their friends, and underclassmen as young as 14. I was supposed to…
Our guide is Karim. A former male prostitute and heroin addict, he has spent 25 of his 40 years living and working on Prague's streets.
The war against London's "anti-homeless" spikes escalated today from sign-waving to radical criminal action. In the small hours of the morning, some activists dressed as construction workers, poured concrete over the metal spikes outside a Tesco Metro sup…
And other stories of America's bizarre relationship with food.
Dimitris Michalakis' series depicts the social impact of austerity in Greece, and serves as a snapshot into almost half a decade dominated by headlines about social polarity, debt, and economic crisis.
I know—I'm supposed to be embarrassed. Or at least that's what I think I'm supposed to be. People are embarrassed for me. My little sister introduced me at a party this past year by saying, "This is my brother Peter. He doesn't own a cell phone." Apparent…
The beachside community of Venice, California, has long been a hub of weird shit and hacky-sack champions. Now, heeding the complaints of the wealthy homeowners moving into the neighborhood, the LA cops are cracking down on the drum circles that happen on…
Everybody poops, but not everybody has a private place to slink away and drop a deuce, so the human shit piles up in alleyways, under bridges, and in public parks.
Tent City is a patch of forest where anyone can live for free. Some people love living there without heat or electricity. But others—like the leaders of Lakewood, New Jersey—want to drop a bomb on it.
This past November, two cops in Midland were caught in the middle of the game. The rules were simple: whoever steals the most cardboard signs from local hobos wins. The officers were caught and given three days' suspension, light sentencing considering th…