NYC’s New Skaters Are Creating Safe + Supportive Communities

This summer, writer Jazmine Hughes and photographer Lanna Apisukh—the former a skateboarding rookie; the latter a tenured skater—visited parks in NYC to meet “The New Skaters.” These skaters—essentially not the white, straight, cis men who have dominated the sport professionally, personally and publicly—are building “new versions of skate communities, bringing together women, trans and nonbinary skaters, as well as skaters of color.” For newcomers and …

Skating to Equality With Artist Jeffrey Cheung

At LA's New Image Art, two concurrent shows highlight art from the QTPOC community

Artist and skater Jeffrey Cheung is defining a new era for skateboarding, pushing the culture to be more colorful and diverse. As a co-founder of Unity Press & Skateboarding, Cheung is creating a zone to represent and support queer skaters—and he has been thriving at this mission. Unity is Oakland-based but Cheung and co-founder Gabriel Ramirez have brought their vibe to West Hollywood’s New Image Art, presenting Pave—a …

Poolside: “Feel Alright Nashville” Premiere

Professional skater Braydon Szafranski zooms down a midwest highway in one effortless take

When Poolside released Heat last year, the duo’s knack for crafting super-catchy, sunny disco-pop was (once again) confirmed. That “daytime disco” vibe is perhaps most reflected in the gloriously infectious and breezy “Feel Alright,” which has just been reworked for a new version and video—both of which we are exclusively premiering today. “Feel Alright Nashville” includes just the right amount of country twanging—thanks to band …