“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.