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Opening in LA: How We Roll, an exhibition of black surf & skate culture
07.21.2010
12:09 am
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Attention people of Earth and Southern California!

This Thursday marks the opening of How We Roll, a six-month exhibition on African-America’s contribution to surfing, skateboarding and rollerskating culture at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles.

Starting with the history of black surfing from the 17th and 18th century in Polynesia and Africa and on into the US, the exhibit rolls through the African-American surf-skateboard-rollerskate continuum featuring photos by Glen E. Friedman, Grant Brittain, Jim Goodrich, Lance Dawes, Atiba Jefferson, Neftalie and more. Spotlights include the legacy of pioneering black female pro skateboarder Stephanie Person and the way that skateboarding has cross-pollinated with black music formats like Afropunk, hip-hop, jazz and reggae.

Get a preview of what the exhibit looks like here.

Here’s a piece of the black skateboarding story on the East Coast from Jeremiah Alexis via Current TV
 

 
Bonus clip after the jump: a tribute to the irrepressible black skater & actor Harold Hunter, R.I.P.
 

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Posted by Ron Nachmann
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07.21.2010
12:09 am
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Mick Jagger enjoying himself—A LOT—at the World Cup
07.07.2010
05:25 pm
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No one, I repeat no one, can amuse themselves quite like Sir Mick Jagger, seen here at the World Cup, enjoying himself as no one else can! With Bill Clinton and Katie Couric making cameo appearances. Some of these are laugh out loud funny, but not really at Mick’s expense, either. Strange that. He’s Jumpin’ Jack Flash and don’t you f’ing forget it!
 
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The 10 Best Pictures Of Mick Jagger Watching The World Cup (Buzz Feed)

 

Posted by Richard Metzger
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07.07.2010
05:25 pm
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Limber limbo: How low can you go?
07.01.2010
05:02 pm
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Truly impressive: A fellow in the Bahamas by the name of “Emperor Duke” limbos under a stick perched just eight inches off the ground! Crazy!

Posted by Richard Metzger
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07.01.2010
05:02 pm
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‘I’ve been spit-roasted in Grosvenor House by the boys from Chelsea FC’
06.25.2010
06:10 pm
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Absolutely superb! More from Chenille Steele here.

Via Popbitch

Posted by Richard Metzger
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06.25.2010
06:10 pm
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Refait: Football as Everyday Life
06.15.2010
02:11 am
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In a stroke of pure Euro genius, France’s Pied La Biche art collective have produced Refait, a complete re-enactment of the 15-minute penalty phase of the 1982 World Cup semifinals between France and Germany in the setting of Villeurbane, just northeast of Lyon.

By mapping the grinding tension of an extended penalty across the wide spaces and casual attitude of a small industrial town, Pied provide an irreverent yet plaintive—and somewhat hypnotizing—perspective on the frailty of human achievement. Horst Hrubesch’s winning shot never seemed so enduring.

 

Refait from Pied La Biche on Vimeo.

 

Posted by Ron Nachmann
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06.15.2010
02:11 am
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