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Kembra Pfhaler

The Queen of Los Angeles Punk Rock: Kembra Pfhaler

Interview: Steve Olson Photos: Bijoux Altamirano A thought, an idea, a dream.... To allow yourself to be who you are is rare, very rare nowadays. But some do it—some have no choice. Kembra is this special breed. To make the ide...
Samoa

Images from the Past: Samoa Culture

Courtesy of George Handy Bates Samoan Papers. University of Delaware Library, Newark, Del. In 1886, President Grover Cleveland made George Handy Bates a “special agent to investigate conditions in Samoa.” While studying the history and culture...

One of the Forefather of Graffiti: RISK

For those of you unfamiliar with Kelly Graval, I’ll give you a hint: if you’ve ever driven the 405, 10, 101, 605, 91, walked down Sunset Blvd, Hollywood Blvd, Fairfax, or just about any other corner of the city, you’ve seen his work.
Bloody Gums

Bloody Gums Collective Aspires to Inspire

So often in the world it's cool to be nonchalant and blasé about everything; and We wanted to show everyone that the only way anything great ever happens is through passion. So, through our own passion for art, camaraderie and being on the street, we...
Bambu de Pistola

Bambu De Pistola: BAM!

Bambu de Pistola has been part of many groups throughout his life, as a gang member, a marine, a rapper, an activist, a Pilipino-American, and a dad.
Janette Beckman

Revisiting the Punk Scene with Janette Beckman

Janette’s a good one. She’s always been on a high level as far as skill and professionalism. She shot the punk scene (and other genres) in the ’70s and the early hip-hop scene in the ’80s.