Jay Wolke’s Images of Casinos in the 1980s

During the 1980s, the only places one could legally gamble in the USA were Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Reno. Photographer Jay Wolke was “fascinated by the intersections of people, artifice, architecture and landscape” and photographed the rapidly expanding cities. From wedding parties to beauty queens, builders and (of course) gamblers, Wolke’s subjects are both ordinary and extraordinary—and his photographs act as a time capsule …

An ’80s Era All-Girl Skate Gang, The Hags

Stevie Bates started the all-girl skate gang The Hags back in 1983 or ’84, and the 10+ crew could be seen rolling around West LA with matching canvas patches on the backs of their jackets. Skating since she was nine years old, Bates says she started the gang because she was rejected from the male gang The Jaks and because “everything is more fun in …