There Was a Carnival for Homeless People on LA's Skid Row This Weekend
"Nobody just goes down to Skid Row and says, 'Hey we love you.' Nobody goes down there and just has a party for them."
How San Diego's Homeless Community Is Reacting to the Recent Homeless Murders
One man worried someone would copy the killer; another heard a rumor that someone was going around with a baseball bat, targeting homeless people.
How San Francisco's Homeless Plan to Vote in 2016
California is home to one-third of the country's chronically homeless population. We talked to some of these often-overlooked voters to find out what they think about this week's primary race.
Homeless Are Flocking to America's Forests, But It's Damaging the Land
The woods are an attractive option for people who want to live off the grid, or a last resort for those with nowhere else to go. But indefinite camping is damaging forests.
the imperfect host
The Imperfect Host, Part One: The Citizens of Super Bowl City
Super Bowl 50 is in Santa Clara, but San Francisco is hosting the NFL mini-theme park Super Bowl City. Fitting a city in a city isn't any easier than it sounds.
This Week in Teens
Would-Be School Shooter Drinks Too Much Whiskey, Forgets Bombs at Home
It's hard to argue that teen drinking ever accomplishes anything of substance, but this week, underage boozing actually seems to have prevented a tragedy.
This LA Graffiti Artist Incorporates Homeless People into His Pieces
Does Skid Robot's work exploit homeless people, draw attention to their plight, or some combination of the two?
Inside the Tunnels Las Vegas's Homeless Population Calls Home
In the 1990s, the Hydro Conduit Corporation began building storm-drainage tunnels in Las Vegas to protect the tourist destination from raging flash floods. Today, the tunnels house the city's homeless population.
Bad Cop Blotter
The Police Need to Lay Off the Mentally Ill
On October 14, a 52-year-old who had bipolar disorder and schizophrenia was shot in the stomach by a cop, even though he wasn't posing an immediate threat to anyone. This kind of incident is depressingly common.
Forget It, Jake, It’s the Chinatown Bus
This week, the Fung Wah Bus company got shut down by the federal government after its buses failed safety inspections, which didn't surprise anybody who has ever been on one. In honor of the crackdown on one of the worst and best bus lines in America...
The Nationals Are a Real Baseball Team Now, a Homeless Guy Said So
The Washington Nationals are 100 percent for real. They exist. They are good. How good? Even homeless people in ass-backwards Chicago know about them.
Joe Crow Ryan
We met up with Joe Crow Ryan, a well known NYC subway musician who uses music to overcome struggles with homelessness and the law. He's unemployed, and not looking, because he's "done with jobs."