Mar 16, 2010, 08:19AM

Hipsters on food stamps

Salon profiles the rising number of over-educated 20-somethings using food stamps.

In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore -- equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird -- Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric. After gathering ingredients for that evening's dinner, they walked to the cash register and awaited their moments of truth


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