adidas Skateboarding Honors 30 Years of Iconic NYC Dive Bar Max Fish

On the heels of a thoughtful collaboration with the estate of Keith Haring, adidas now celebrates iconic NYC dive bar Max Fish with an ultra-limited edition sneaker drop. “The Fish,” which opened on Ludlow St in 1989 and shuttered temporarily only to open nearby on Orchard St in 2014, was a well-known watering hole for downtown skateboarders. adidas Skateboarding’s collaborative sneaker, the Max Fish Campus …

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 …

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 …