As skate culture has become woven into the fabric of society, exhibitions like Against the Grain: Skate Culture and the Camera (coming to America next year) strive to contextualize its impact on aesthetics. Read the rest
French designer FA makes models from scratch, like this cool imaginary skate park titled 1490 - sk8park #01. Read the rest
Boosted Boards got a big push thanks to enthusiast Casey Neistat, whose reviews of V2 prompted many to buy one. Daniel Dahlberg's joy quickly turned to dismay when Vancouver cops pulled him over and fined him $600 for riding it on the street. Read the rest
The Los Angeles punk and skate scenes of the mid-1980s produced a brief, shining moment of total badassery in the form of The Hags, a now-legendary all-girl skateboard gang that prowled Hollywood and West LA. Bust magazine takes a loving look back. Read the rest
Roof skating has been around for a while, but this worthy entry from Colin Read has it all: near misses, night skating, and a couple of moments that will make you flinch. Read the rest
Japan's Sky Brown is an up-and-coming pro at age 8.
She hat a rough heat at Vans this summer, but she's not giving up any time soon.
Her 5-year-old brother Ocean is pretty good, too! Here he is when he was 3 and Sky was 7.
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[Video Link: "The Uukhai Documentary," dir. Odmandakh Bataa]
Michelle Borok is a culture-blogger from Los Angeles who has expatriated to Mongolia, where she is raising a family. She shares word of a really cool project there that could use your help:
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This new film by Uukhai, a Mongolian skateboarding association, sheds intimate, honest and unpretentious light on a growing community in Ulaanbaatar. The video features interviews with skaters involved with the organization, and tons of footage of street skating shot this summer.