Posts tagged "homelessness"

San Francisco Is Creating Anti-Pee Walls To Combat Public Urination

San Francisco is tackling public urination with a novel approach: They’re painting certain problem walls with a superhydrophobic paint that will make urine splash back at the urinator, rather than…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 4, 2015 - 10:00 am

Couple Set Homeless Man On Fire, Insist “It Was Just A Prank!”

Joshua Benevidez and Irene Enriquez face multiple charges after throwing a firework at a sleeping homeless man.

Robyn Pennacchia | July 24, 2015 - 3:15 pm

GOP Rep. Suggests Siccing Endangered Wolves On Homeless People

Meet Alaska Congressman Don Young! Young has made a name for himself in Congress through such means as using an 18-inch walrus penis bone as a gavel, fighting to make it…

Robyn Pennacchia | March 6, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Help Homeless Women By Donating Pads & Tampons

A tough part of being homeless and female, besides the more obvious struggles of staying safe and fed, is how to handle your period. Al Jazeera America highlighted just how desperate that…

Claire Hannum | January 15, 2015 - 3:30 pm

NM Prosecutor To Bypass Grand Jury, Charge Cops With Murder Of Homeless Man

Last March, Albuquerque police engaged in a five-hour standoff with James Boyd, a schizophrenic homeless man who was camping out in a restricted area in the foothills after city shelters…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 12, 2015 - 12:30 pm

This Homeless Man’s Beautiful Piano Skills Made Him A Star

Ryan Arcand has been homeless for 30 years. When Roslyn Polard of Edmonton, Canada came upon him playing an outdoor piano in town, she knew she was witnessing something special and…

Claire Hannum | November 4, 2014 - 2:30 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Homeless Family Gets A Makeover

If you’re having trouble getting in the Thanksgiving spirit, this video will get you there quickly. Kyle Oreffice and Josh Gibson, arbiters of random acts of kindness, took their giving…

Ami Angelowicz | November 19, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Homeless Army Veteran Gets A Life-Changing Makeover

Look, this might sound terrible, but I’ve got to say it: this time-lapse video of a homeless U.S. Army veteran’s voluntary aesthetic transformation makes the case for vanity if there…

Rachel Krause | November 8, 2013 - 10:20 am

Boise’s Homeless Population Now Legally Required To Be Nice

Last night, Boise city council passed an ordinance that will force its homeless to be friendlier when asking you for spare change. The new legislation, which goes into effect on…

Ami Angelowicz | September 18, 2013 - 2:00 pm

In Sweden, You Can Pay To Pretend To Be Homeless For The Night

You’ve always wanted to know what it would be like to be homeless, right? (No, not at all). Wouldn’t you like to pay for the privilege of pretending to be…

Julie Gerstein | February 21, 2013 - 4:40 pm

The Soapbox: On SXSW’s “Homeless Hotspots” And Trolling For Charity

BBH, the same ad agency behind Axe body spray’s noxiously viral campaigns, have hit the streets of massive internet partyapocalypse South by Southwest this week – well, actually, they haven’t hit…

Melissa Gira Grant | March 13, 2012 - 9:00 am