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Most people give the homeless change or leftovers, Mark Bustos is cutting their hair

For the past few months, New York City hairstylist Mark Bustos — who normally spends his days working at an upscale salon — has been volunteering on his days off to offer haircuts to homeless people he sees on the street. With a simple phrase, “I want to do something nice for you today,” he has been helping people get a fresh, uplifting makeover.

For people who have been trapped in a cycle of poverty, unemployment and homelessness, the makeover can also serve a useful function: looking presentable for a job.

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Two articles that remind me that TV is definitely worth taking the time out for. Bruised, flawed, sharp characters to hold up as our new anti-role models. 

Interestingly Goldstein’s article (about True Detective Season 2) uses the Times piece (describing Shonda Rhimes’ How to Get Away With Murder) as a guide. Imitating Stanley’s writing almost word-for-word in places, to describe True Detective’s second season, it’s writing and character design. Can’t quite put my finger on it (I’m at work right now, should be working) but they’re worth a couple reads to really grasp the race/gender-roles stuff in there.