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Seattle's homeless community under canvas

Seattle may be one of the fastest growing cities in America, but as steel and glass skyscrapers rise, so does its homeless population. An overnight count in January by the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness recorded 3,772 unsheltered homel...

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Pixar and the art of manipulationBIUK_Pixar and the art of manipulation 1

Joy. Sadness. Anger. Happiness. Disgust. The Big Issue’s Steven MacKenzie explores the evolution of emotion – from fear or flight to Pixar’s latest tearjerker, Inside Out. He speaks to the film’s director Ronnie Del Carmen ps...


The woman changing Canada’s hip-hop landscapeMegaphone_JB the First Lady 1

As a young aboriginal woman, East Vancouver rapper Jerilynn Webster has endured racism from every corner of the country she’s called home. She’s also lived through deep poverty and homelessness. Now, Jerilynn—who performs hip...


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Seattle-based filmmaker Alex Berry is the director behind Drag Becomes Him, a documentary that chronicles daily life for Portland drag queen Jinkx Monsoon, aka Jerick Hoffer. The film is now touring the US festival circuit an...


Times Square Cup plays for NYC homeless youthStreet Sense_Times Square Cup 1

Street Sense reports from the third annual Times Square Cup, where 32 homeless youth teams—hailing from Brazil, Mexico, Italy and cities across the US — competed in two pop-up stadiums in the heart of Manhattan. The event is ...