Posts Tagged: skateboarding

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Sonny Smith’s Skate Zine

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In one way or another we all tell stories to ourselves about who we are.

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The Rumpus Interview with Sean Wilsey

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Sean Wilsey discusses his latest book of essays, More Curious, being David Foster Wallace’s neighbor, the healing power of the American road trip, and the difference between writing fiction and memoir.

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How Do You Say “Ollie” in Pashto?

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In Kabul, Afghanistan, Oliver Percovich runs an NGO unlike any other: a skateboarding school for kids, called Skateistan. Interestingly, in a country where girls are generally not allowed to ride bicycles (and are even sometimes attacked for going to school), almost half of Skateistan’s students are female, which this blog post calls “the highest rate of female […]

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Who’s the Fairest Skater of Them All?

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The New Yorker‘s James Guida comments on Transworld Skateboarding‘s 30th anniversary interviews with skating legends from across skateboarding’s long history. Guida sees the project as a kind of oral history, one that chronicles skaters of all walks and ages and illuminates skateboarding as an evolving culture and sport often at odds with mainstream culture. In […]

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