Farewell to Thrasher Editor and Skateboarding Legend, Jake Phelps

Skateboarding icon and longtime editor of Thrasher, Jake Phelps has passed away at 56. San Francisco-based Phelps started skating when he was 13 years old, and was a crucial player in the area’s scene—and that of the entire world of skate culture.  Phelps began at the publication in the ’80s, after co-founder Kevin Thatcher asked him to write product reviews and box merch. He’d go …

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 …