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LENS: AVAN PODHAJSKY


Last summer, Avan Podhajsky traveled through Europe for an extensive period of time. Along his journey he met beautiful women, witnessed draw dropping landscapes, and jumped from many a high rock. Good for him? Nope. Good for us. Because he brought his camera along for the entire ride.
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GIRLS: JESSICA M. KIRK


Jessica M. Kirk first picked up a camera when she was seventeen years old. Fresh out of high school, she enrolled in a design college in search of a creative medium that might appeal to her. She eventually found out that medium was photography, and that she was good at it. Especially when she pointed the camera at girls.
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LENS: BRYAN SHEFFIELD


We asked photographer Bryan Sheffield for the stories behind some of his best images, including this money shot of 50 cent with a blade to his face, who happened to have $145k worth of suits and watches in the wardrobe behind him. Feast your eyes on more of his work here.
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ALL ABOARD THE PALMERA EXPRESS


Move over Endless Summer and Big Wednesday - theres a new surf adventure film in town. Grab your board, throw in a towel and find yourself a seat on the Palmera Express.
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PEOPLE: TRAVIS MILLARD


You probably all heard about that insanely successful pancake exhibition artist Travis Millard had in LA, where Tony Hawk bought a pancake version of himself preserved in resin on a plate. But what you didn't hear about was that time Travis let us into his home and cooked us our very own pancake.
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LA’S SECRET NAZI PAST


Before the Crips and Bloods. The Socks and Greasers. The Mexican cartels and Danny Zuko’s T-Birds. There was the original LA gang. A crew of white supremacists intent on raining down hell on Los Angeles some 80-odd years ago. They went by the name Nazi.
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KEALAN SHILLING IN DETROIT


Detroit isn’t exactly a place you think about going snowboarding. It’s corrupt, dangerous, flat for the most part, and rarely gets covered in snow – but the deserted landscapes of run-down factory’s and abandoned buildings are a photographers dream. Check out Kealan's images to see why.
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Posted by Crombie - 27.02.2015

Foxy But Dead: Esther Williams

Hello, and welcome to another installment of everyone’s borderline necrophilic blog department, Foxy But Dead. Today we’ll be examining the life of the late, great, super-sonic mega-babe, Esther Williams.

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Posted by Erin Bromhead - 26.02.2015

YONATAN GAT ADVANCED ALBUM STREAM

Attention everyone in NY today through Sunday. Yonatan Gat is playing every afternoon at Pioneer Works from 4 – 6pm. If you can’t make it, the second best thing you can do is listen to his advanced album stream right here.

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Posted by Monster Children - 26.02.2015

FUCK ALL YOU GLUTEN INTOLERANT ASSHOLES

Cutting gluten out of your diet to lose weight – and if you’re being honest with yourself that’s the only reason you’re doing it – is superfluous. It’s akin to cutting off your hand to run quicker.

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Posted by Erin Bromhead - 26.02.2015

NEW MUSIC: SOKO

This video reminds me of the time I was lead by dog leash to a DIY carwash in Los Angeles and washed clean with a foaming broomstick by a bunch of unruly, leather-clad young men.

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Posted by Sally - 26.02.2015

BOOK REVIEW: SUBMERGENCE – J.M. LEDGARD

I recently went to Vietnam for a holiday. I went to the beach. Spoke to no one and read books. The best book I read was submergence by J. M. Ledgard.

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Posted by Dale - 25.02.2015

JAKE REUTER’S BACKYARD BOWL

“A simple little clip of Jake Reuter a couple of weeks ago in his backyard bowl in Huntington Beach. The weather was windy and hot as hell but that didn’t seem to affect his skating in the slightest.” – Mac Saxton

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Posted by Monster Children - 25.02.2015

PERSPECTIVE: Jake Darwen

There’s a story behind every shot, but we rarely get a chance to hear it. Element are hoping to change that through their “perspective” short film series, this time featuring photographer Jake Darwen.

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Posted by Linnea Stephan - 25.02.2015

STUDIO VISIT: WOLFGANG BLOCH

Wolfgang Bloch is a painter, surfer, father, and above all things; artist. Bloch has spent the past few decades in his local So-Cal studio, where we met to talk about his painting process, it’s greater purpose, and how his craft has helped him through his divorce.

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Posted by Crombie - 24.02.2015

7 Things Old People Do That I’ve Decided To Adopt.

You probably don’t realize it, but old folks have life all figured out. Sure, they’re useless to society and some of them are so old that feeding them feels like a waste of food, but one thing’s for sure–they know how to live right.

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Posted by Erin Bromhead - 24.02.2015

NEW MUSIC: THE DARKNESS

You know how lazy it sounds to just type “YES!” about something? So lazy. But sometimes, so called for. The Darkness are back with a new album this summer, called Last Of Our Kind, and this here is their first single. YES! YES! YES!

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Posted by Monster Children - 24.02.2015

PEOPLE: TRAVIS MILLARD

You probably all heard about that insanely successful pancake exhibition artist Travis Millard had in LA, where Tony Hawk bought a pancake version of himself preserved in resin on a plate. But what you didn’t hear about was that time Travis let us into his home and cooked us our very own pancake.

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Posted by Erin Bromhead - 21.02.2015

ALBUM REVIEW: SONNY & THE SUNSETS

A few years ago, I wrote a kind of scathing review of Sonny & The Sunsets album, Longtime Companion. I have always hoped for the chance to redeem myself, and apologise to Sonny Smith. So here it is. Sorry, sonny.

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Posted by Monster Children - 21.02.2015

LIKE IT RAW: NICK VON WERSSOWETZ

Behind the obvious bullshit that surrounds skateboarding lives a good list of people, ideas, and companies that are actually exciting. Nick Von Werssowetz (aka LURKNYC) is one of them.

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Posted by Su Young Choi - 21.02.2015

Choice Cups 002: Menotti’s Coffee Stop

Let’s start this off with a bang. Menotti’s Coffee Stop might be the best coffee spot in LA. Actually I’m going to claim it is the best coffee in LA, hands down, by a country mile.

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Posted by Erin Bromhead - 20.02.2015

NEW MUSIC: EX-CULT

Thank god for Ex-Cult. Just when I had started to think punk was dead and buried and pissed on with kidney stones, the memphis band release their new EP, Cigarette Machine.

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Posted by Erin Bromhead - 20.02.2015

WAKING UP IN AFGHANISTAN

Ever woken up after a night of drinking and thought “Man, I did something stupid last night”? Probably. But have you ever woken up to an email receipt for the two tickets to Kabul you bought last night? Joe Dowling has.