• Categories
  • The Latest Style
  • Archives
Post Image
Post Image
Post Image
Post Image
Post Image
Post Image
Post Image
Post Image
Post Image
Post Image
Post Image
Post Image

[MAGAZINE] SKID ROW: A RETROSPECTIVE

  • In the heart of downtown LA, between the buzz of the arts district and the wealth of one of the world’s richest financial sectors, sits a place called Skid Row.

    A stretch of about one square mile, this literal dumping ground is home to a staggering 10% of LA’s homeless population – a shanty town for the poor and marginalised concentrated into just four blocks. California is one of the wealthiest states in America – Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor for goodness sake. Yet only this year, California’s government declared a state of emergency because of its increasing problems with homelessness.

    Forget The Hills, forget the glam of Hollywood Boulevard, this is actual rock-bottom. In the words of Dizzee Rascal, “Bitch, you’re not ready for Skid Row.”

    This is an extract of an article from the SS16 issue of Viper. Buy the SS16 issue of Viper Magazine with Novelist on the cover via BigCartel.

    Photos by HypeMari
    Words by Petra Hunt

    Tags:

    • Show Comments

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    You May Also Like

    [MAGAZINE] KEHLANI

    THE INKED OAKLAND BEAUTY CHALLENGING PERCEPTIONS OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY Meet Kehlani, born and ...

    [MAGAZINE] SKIN LIGHTENING

    A Generation Of Chameleons. Since I was a youngin’ I’ve been captivated by the ...

    [BUY] VIPER MAGAZINE SPRING SUMMER 2016

    The Spring Summer 2016 issue of Viper is here starring Novelist on a cover ...

    [MAGAZINE] LOYLE CARNER

    LOYLE CARNER THE SOUTH LONDON WORDSMITH SPEAKS ON HIS ORIGINS AND EXPECTATIONS For those ...

    [MAGAZINE] ABRA

    You can take the kid out of London but you can’t take London out ...

    [MAGAZINE] GRANDEMARSHALL

    THE PHILLY MC AND PRODUCER PUTTING ON FOR HIS CITY It’s the night of ...