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Ryan Rocha is a thinker, which you can probably tell by the detail in his paintings. In our interview, the Sactown-bred painter and illustrator breaks down his journey, from skating and making flyers for punk shows, to hanging with Grandma, to setting up shop in Oakland.

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Some food for thought for the New Year. It’s crazy. For some folks money is everything, for other’s it means nothing. I think those that know how to comfortably manage it are doing the best. The video featured above is a cautionary tale to those who put their money (and trust) in large corporate banks. […]

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Currently showing at the Arario Gallery in New York is the work of Chinese contemporary artist Yue Minjun. Titled, ‘Smile-isms’ the collection of sculptures and paintings depict Minjun’s signature portraiture. Using muted colors to depict the emotions of his faces, Minjun manages to create compelling work that is deliberate in nature, but made with a […]

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Born and raised in Serbia, but currently residing in New York, the famed street photographer known as Boogie has risen to prominence through his ability to capture images of realities that are rarely presented in mainstream media. For his first book released in 2006, entitled, “It’s All Good.” Boogie spent a total of three years […]

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When you’re faded and you need to relieve yourself there is nothing more important than that quintessential tinkle. I’ve seen people stooping to unimaginable new lows to get a better spot in the bathroom line: Tappin’ people on their right shoulder then slippin’ round the left, passing gas, sneezing on people’s neck… just to name […]

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Books like these make me believe that we can all become authors. In school we’re led to believe that many things have to be done in a certain way. Paragraphs are three to four sentences. Run on sentences are bad things. And we must underline the titles of all books. Why? Who said so? I […]

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The recently completed sports and recreation center situated within the wealthy community of Saint-Cloud in France, is a prime example of the amazing things we can do with money and creativity. Designed by Paris-based KOZ Architects, and coexisting with several older educational buildings and a residential development, the 1,600 square-meter facility is unexpected and bold […]


We’ve been over it before, but I gotta say it again. Coffee table books are a movement in themselves. And this one in particular is among the dopest I’ve seen this year. Freedom, compiled by UK record label Soul Jazz is a collection of rare and colorful album artwork from ’60s and ’70s avant-garde jazz, […]


Special thanks goes to Nick, as is the case pretty often around here. My dude is just on his game. Ran Hwang is an artist from Seoul, Korea who currently works in New York. The pieces she creates are visually stunning at first glance; take a closer look though, and you’ll realize just how impressive […]

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Conformity is so crucial. What is it that gives us the desire to act or be like everyone else? What gives us the desire to fit in? We’ll save that one for Danny. Maybe humans just have a desire to be a part of something. Honestly, I think we were all born to stand out. […]

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Am I the only one that thinks this is a bit backwards. Actually I’m not, Danny and Melissa feel the same. And maybe you do too. As I observe many of the relationships around me and in public it seems as though they’re about everything but love. With the exception of a few. Mom & […]


Whoever said you can’t be fly when you’re older is floppin. In my humble, you become more distinguished with age. And what is “older” anyway. Older than some and younger than others. Really is anyone old or young? It’s all relative when you think about it. Apparently Fanny Karst feels the same. The 24 year […]

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