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12.19.11 Bucky Turco

Despite Lindsay Lohan’s Playboy issue getting leaked on the internet ahead of its newsstand date, Hugh Hefner boasted on Twitter this weekend, that the magazine is “breaking sales records.” Even a homeless man in the Financial District was recently spotted taking advantage of the zeitgeist. (Photo: Joe Stevens/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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11.29.11 Bucky Turco

Increasingly detached rich guy mayor, Mike Bloomberg, wants to put an end to freeloaders who are just faking their homelessness so they can enjoy the luxury facilities that are NYC’s shelter system. […]

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11.11.11 Bucky Turco

An obscene measure that would have required homeless people seeking shelter to prove they have no where else to go is being scrapped by the city… for now. And it’s not because officials had a sudden change of conscience, but due to the possibility of a judge issuing an injunction against the practice. […]

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10.28.11 Marina Galperina

Artist Norman Kirby made this sculpture of a figure sleeping on the ground: “I call it, Figure Sleeping on the Ground.” He’s been here for a few weeks, but slept out once and it was very unpleasant. […]

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10.04.11 Tabatha McGurr

In this latest stretch of the high-end fashion imagination, we see supermodel Magdalena Frackowiak playing the part of a bougie bag-lady, lazing about on heaps of cardboard and flattened out Hermès bags. Shot by Giampaolo Sgura for Magazine Antidote, the editorial features a dirt-covered Frackowiak squatting all over Paris – furs, feathers, and quilted Chanel in tow. […]

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07.07.11 Bucky Turco

Meet Eric Horvitz, a relatively well-put-together homeless man, who says he’s “available” as a “good husband for the night.” For women seeking a longer term arrangement, he’ll consider it, but he does have some prerequisites, like a house in the country with a satellite dish. […]

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10.21.10 Marina Galperina

Ukraine’s activist troupe FEMEN is keeping busy. In their latest provocation, topless, scuffed and tattered Jenya of FEMEN manhandled and begged metro commuters to spare some change for Ukraine’s national debt and posed next to drunk-napping vagrants. (NSFW) […]

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06.21.10 Marina Galperina

Jack Cahill and David Eberhardt spent seven years riding the rails with scraggly punk runaways and derelict sages (and their dogs), capturing the American hobo culture for Long Gone. And now, another seven years after winning at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2003, the phenomenal doc gets its release. […]

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05.12.10 Copyranter

Or virtually care for him, your choice! You can virtually feed him, virtually put him in a sleeping bag, or virtually ignore him. It doesn’t appear though that you can virtually teach him to drum on a virtual plastic bucket so that he can then collect virtual money to virtually pay you back for your […]

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05.03.10 Copyranter

Finally, an instance where Photoshop has been used for good, instead of abusing helpless animals. Paris ad agency Publicis Conseil calls this sinking into the sidewalk graphics trickery “Asphaltization.” The campaign is for Samusocial, a French homeless outreach organization founded in 1998. Headline translation: “The longer you live on the street, the harder it is […]

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