Careful What You Wish For

No discussion about economic inequality would be complete without an uneducated, unemployed outlier’s two cents, would it?

I’m down with the Occupy movement, its message and its method. I’ve stopped by McPherson Square, taken in the sites and smells, chatted with some Occupiers, and had a cool time. The place had a warm, inviting vibe that got me thinking about pitching a tent so that I wouldn’t have to pay rent or attention to personal hygiene ever again.… [Read more]

Divided City: The Dark Underbelly of Urban Renewal

Everyone’s talking about how nice this city has become. But has it? Sure, going to a show and grabbing some greasy takeout food no longer means gathering 5 friends and watching each others’ backs each step of the way, but in neighborhoods where I once had to keep my distance from hard-asses throwing death stares my way, I‘m now subjected to yuppies keeping their distance from me when they see my multi-colored hair, ratty black clothes, and uncouth demeanor, with a look on their faces that says, “I thought we got rid of those people![Read more]