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Housing First?new

Has Salt Lake City solved "the homeless problem"? No, despite a flurry of excited stories, it has not. But the Housing First model and the collaboration and commitment from local groups and the government on all levels in combination with Housing First are a huge step in the right direction that other cities can follow.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  08-20-2015  |  Homelessness

Appropriate This!new

While most fashion and pop culture trends in the digital age are quick to die out, that of appropriating elements historically associated with Native American culture seems to be holding strong. SFR reached out to a group of artists, established and emerging, and asked about their reality, inspiration and challenges.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Enrique Limón  |  08-19-2015  |  Culture

Forgive Us Our Trespassesnew

The world called Paul Pelton the 'Nightcrawler of Lorain' after police arrested him for videotaping a grisly crash scene and trying to sell the footage. It was a devastating story, except it wasn't true.
Cleveland Scene  |  Sam Allard  |  08-19-2015  |  Features

Even With Legal Help, Transgender Prisoners Are Never Safe in Prisonnew

Rape in prison has been all too real for Samantha Hill. Over the years, she says, she’s been sexually assaulted numerous times, despite her persistent requests for protection
Westword  |  Melanie Asmar  |  08-19-2015  |  LGBT

Invisible Tapenew

David Wilson uncovered the existence of a murder confession he says will exonerate him. There's only one problem: Nobody can find it.
Washington City Paper  |  Jim McElhatton  |  08-14-2015  |  Crime & Justice


How a tiny Portland company got mixed up in gaming’s biggest controversy.
Willamette Week  |  Matthew Korfhage  |  08-12-2015  |  Features

Exempt from Disclosurenew

Transparency, confidentiality and the police video Eureka doesn't want you to see.
North Coast Journal  |  Thadeus Greenson  |  08-11-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Selections From the Maya Angelou Estatenew

Maya Angelou left behind a sizable legacy. She also left behind a lot of stuff. Inside the greatest yard sale on earth.
Triad City Beat  |  Eric Ginsburg  |  08-10-2015  |  Culture

Crash Coursenew

Austin cabs try to survive in the era of Uber.
Austin Chronicle  |  Staff  |  08-07-2015  |  Transportation

Spirit in the Skynew

How Greenpeace’s high-wire protesters captured the world’s attention—and how Portland gently let them down.
Willamette Week  |  Staff  |  08-06-2015  |  Environment

Introducing Philly Weekly's 2015 "Hipster Hunks"new

For years now, we’ve been watching with a potent mélange of curiosity, nerd-scorn and reluctant arousal as our friends at the Philadelphia Daily News have celebrated each summer by publishing their annual photo spread of the city’s so-called Sexy Singles. And so, this week, we’re embracing irony the most ironic way we can: by introducing you to Philly Weekly’s inaugural showcase of “Hipster Hunks.”
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Timaree Schmit and Stephen Segal  |  08-06-2015  |  Features

The Iconographernew

How one artist and one building went from punk to piety in the heart of an anarchist neighborhood.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  08-05-2015  |  Culture

The Podcast Invasionnew

Podcasting's blowing up-more than a decade after its low-key debut. What took so long?
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Nick Veronin  |  08-05-2015  |  Culture

"No More! No More!"new

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo battered his wife for 28 years. She shot him the day he turned on their son.
L.A. Weekly  |  Hillel Aron  |  07-30-2015  |  Features

Club Dreadnew

The feuds, money, and violence behind D.C.'s most notorious megaclub.
Washington City Paper  |  Will Sommer  |  07-30-2015  |  Features

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