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  If you feel like inciting a riot amongst a group of pop culture-savvy individuals, simply walk into a bar and utter the phrase, “God, I love [insert name of 20-something trending icon here].” Sometimes it’s Taylor Swift, oftentimes it’s Lena Dunham, and more than often it’s the reigning queen of controversy herself: Miley Cyrus. There’s just something about an influential young woman with media omnipresence that pisses people off, especially when what they say or do are not exactly vanilla. Ms. Read More
In a tragic reminder of the many ways marginalized women suffer every day, a homeless woman in Ohio reported that she walked eight miles to court at least half a dozen times in the past year to make sure her rapist, Paul E. Hubert, didn’t go free. Hubert claimed he paid her to have sex with him, but the victim’s injuries (he had repeatedly hit her head prior to assaulting her) indicated that it was in fact rape. Read More
How many times have you passed by a homeless person, and not noticed them? Living in N.Y.C. I would venture to guess that number would be very, very high. It's not often that we stop to talk to, or even look at the homeless. It's something we'd simply rather not acknowledge. Maybe because its scary to think that anyone could be sitting there, a loved one, or possibly ourselves? Well the folks over at the New York Rescue Mission have cleverly created an incredibly heart wrenching new video that asks, Have the Homeless Become Invisible? and sadly, the answer is yes. Read More
As if you didn't already love this celebrated funnydude, Galifianakis has gone and proved himself the biggest sweetheart in Hollywood. At tonight's premiere of The Hangover III, the comedian will be escorted by Elizabeth "Mimi" Haist, a woman he rescued from homelessness two years ago. Although she's accompanied Galifianakis to premieres in the past, we've now got the lowdown on the details of their friendship. It all started when Galifianakis moved to Los Angeles in 1994. He met Haist, 87, while she was volunteering at his local laundromat, Fox Laundry. Read More
After Rachel Fleischer graduated from college she took out a loan for a video camera, and took to roaming the streets to create a project she was sincere about filming.  She would dedicate the next four years of her life to documenting the lives of homeless people on the streets of Los Angeles.  Through her very personal and compassionate documentary, Without a Home, she gives some of the people she met a chance to tell their stories honestly.  Fleischer explains how she spent most of her life feeling curious about and connected to the homeless. Read More