Ancient Celtic Turnip Carvings Paved the Way for Jack-O’-Lanterns

Samhain (which means “summer’s end” in Gaelic) is the ancient pagan festival that ushered in the beginning of winter and the Celtic new year. It also evolved into All Hallow’s Eve, and then Halloween. Centuries ago, it was believed that the veil between life and death was at its thinnest during the transition from October to November, allowing visits from spirits. To ward off unwelcome …

Levi’s Celebrates the 501’s Birthday With a Documentary

The fourth episode shines a spotlight on its immense influence in Japan

To celebrate the 501’s birthday, Levi’s has created a documentary—released in several parts—about the iconic jeans. The fourth episode highlights the 501’s immense influence in Japan. Narrated by Craig Stecyk (aka C.R. Stecyk III, a surf and skate pioneer whose life was portrayed in “Dogtown and Z-Boys” and “Lords of Dogtown”), the film features Nigo of BAPE, Shinsuke Takizawa of NEIGHBORHOOD, Erik Brunetti of FUCT, …