William Linares, a 5-year-old from Honduras, plays in an encampment where he is living near the international bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, on April 30. The boy is traveling with his mother, Suanny Gomez, and seeking asylum in the United States.
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William Linares, a 5-year-old from Honduras, plays in an encampment where he is living near the international bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, on April 30. The boy is traveling with his mother, Suanny Gomez, and seeking asylum in the United States.
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“I think loving is never enabling”: one man’s response to homelessness in Seattle

Cleaning up after camps. Fiction that gets at the truth. And comics anti-heroes.

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Rex Hohlbein, Facing Homelessness

One of the city’s reactions to the conditions around homelessness encampments is to sweep them. The idea is that with no camps, there will be no debris. But what about just: removing the trash? Rex Hohlbein and his group, Facing Homelessness, pick up trash and needles from around encampments. He sees sweeps as one of the most triggering, dehumanizing parts of homelessness in Seattle.

Chuck Klosterman, Raised in Captivity

Chuck Klosterman is a cultural commentator in the form of essays. But his latest book is fiction… kind of. Raised in Captivity is labeled as fictional nonfiction. If we’re making up everything as we go along, is reality its own kind of fiction?

Simon Hanselmann, Bad Gateway

Seattle-based cartoonist Simon Hanselmann’s new book is called Bad Gateway. It chronicles the stories of what the publisher calls “lovable degenerates,” Megg and Mogg.