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How many times have you heard a certain kind of American say something like, “if the Americans hadn’t joined WWII, you’d all be speaking German,” or something shitty and ignorant like that? As a citizen of one of the other Allied countries, I’ve heard it a few times. The way

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Growing up punk in the SoCal scene during the 80’s, I didn’t know it then, but I know it now – we were spoiled. Not only by the promoters we had, but by the fact that our scene was infested with upper middle class and rich punks – which meant

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FeaturedHistoryPhotographyPost RockSocial Justice

Ah, America: the land where conflating violence and freedom are a way of life. In addition to being the home of baseball, junk food, and some damn good music, America holds the distinction for being the only country in the world to have wiped out hundreds of thousands of people

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“Magnum Opus” or “great work”; this is what ancient esoteric alchemists called the philosopher’s stone – the much sought after material that would cure the sick, give you eternal life and turn any metal into gold. Couldn’t possibly exist, right? As an actual substance that makes you immortal and transforms

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CvltureDocumentariesFilmHistorySkateboarding

I know Dogtown and Z-Boys is a must see documentary when you want to find out info about this era of skateboarding, but it should be noted that the second generation of Dogtown are the ones who really had a huge impact on skate/pop culture. I was a little kid

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When I think back to the 80’s, I remember how global but separate the punk movement was. I love that we have the internet now so that I can see how punks were living all over the world during this period, because all we had were a few xerox copies

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