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 …

Brujas Combines Feminism, Skate Culture + Art

Feminist skate crew and art collective Brujas recently took over East Village venue Performance Space for their “Training Facility” which was part skatepark, part library and part art installation where there were “no cops or cool guys allowed.” The installation was “decked out with skate obstacles, pastel-pink camouflage bleachers, and a library of political theory books (including volumes by Foucault and Malcolm X), the skatepark …