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Teaching Kids to Love Science, and Falling in Love with the Kids

  Put a science writer in a classroom with two-dozen ten-year-olds and I promise you this: the writer will learn more than the kids. I’ve just had that experience, not for the first time but in an especially fulfilling way, while talking about science to a group of fourth and fifth graders at Public School [...]

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The White Noise

Takeesha and Steve: The Inability to Prove Homelessness for Housing

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This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- OBJECTIVES: This study examined predictors of entry into shelter and subsequent housing stability for a cohort of [...]

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Circle, Hunt Women for Sex; Post in a Forum about It

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This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- The experiences of prostitutes have been missing from studies of violence and rape, as has the problem [...]

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The Man Who Prowls the Abandoned House for Women

Cowboy, Hunts Pont

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Literature addressing the relationship between substance use and physical and sexual violence against women is reviewed briefly. [...]

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Nothing Comes Free: Sexual Assault for a Place to Stay

TV, Corner Apartment

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Background Homeless persons experience high rates of sexual and physical assault; homeless women are thought to be [...]

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Bernice: Abuse, Addiction and Hopelessness

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This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Almost half (45.5%) the clients reported having experienced one or more life-threatening overdoses. A third (32.7%) reported [...]

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The White Noise

Women, Sexual Abuse and Addiction

Carmela, Hunts Point

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Women experience alarming levels of physical and sexual assault, which may lead to escalation of substance use. [...]

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A Crack Study? Never Again

Takeesha, Bedroom

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Takeesha: Hunts Point, Bronx. Courtesy of Chris Arnade. One time I did this crack Study for $2500, [...]

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Iron Man: Addiction and the Lives We Tell

Iron Man

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- Sociological accounts of the process of recovery from dependent drug use have emphasised the importance of the [...]

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One Year Later: I Invited Homeless Addicts to Thanksgiving Dinner

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This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- I wrote the following post one year ago, about Thanksgiving Dinner and my work with street addiction. My questions [...]

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Letter to Charlie in Prison: Never Thought I’d Like a Pimp

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This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade’s photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx. For more on the series, look here. ————————- In 2002, over 600,000 individuals left state and federal prison, four times as many as were released [...]

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