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Deadbeat Drama: The SoCal Zine Scene

We are all addicted to the swipe and the scroll. If you can’t search it up does it cease to exist? But there is beauty in the real. At the heart of the backlash are Ed Templeton and The Deadbeats — a coterie of analog shooters and zine builders rooted in a tweaked SoCal aesthetic.

Cultural Tectonics

The City of Los Angeles is dissected by cultural tectonics as powerful as the the San Andreas fault’s strike and slip. Described to the west by the Pacific Ocean and surrounded inland by deserts, forests and mountain ranges, the LA sprawl is now home to some eighteen million souls. The place is a crucible of pop-cultural energy and in the short century of its becoming its power has radiated to every corner of our culture. In LA the post World War II explosion of the arts, entertainment, aerospace, technology, communications, transportation, recreation and fashion begat unique waves of energy, which produced in its turn generations of youthful outlier innovation.

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Designer Nigel Cabourn has built up an amazing cult catalogue of killer clothing, much of which is inspired by military materials and uniforms. But it was his father’s wartime diaries that were responsible for this ongoing obsession. Not to mention those Bombay bloomers…

Somewhere Beautiful

UK urban music is popping and fizzing with a constellation of influences and morphing into ever shifting sonic landscapes. Try to capture it and it disappears into the ether. We trace the post-grime movement…

Heroes of Hoop

Five decades of the NBA, five totems of effortless style…

Go fast turn left

Dirt Track is a roots-and-culture motorcycle race scene where going fast and turning left is all that matters. This is purist racing but accessible to all. Dirt Track characters are diverse too — the style landing somewhere between b-boy and greaser. This is a space where subcultures collide