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For centuries, American culture has been that of recklessness and carelessness for fellow humans; agree or disagree, the facts are the facts. I could give you examples until my dying day and never run out of the evidence of how we Americans have destroyed things for financial or other selfish

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It’s grey outside and I feel like stepping back in time into outlaw culture. Today I want to remember the outlaw cultures I grew up around in L.A. and Venice – from Latino Gangs, to Bloods and Crips. THROW YOUR HOOD UP!   I can not leave my big brother Rodney out…He was one of

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The Egyptian revival gates at Westminster Burial Grounds.
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Walking north along Baltimore’s Greene Street towards Lexington Market, just outside the grounds of the University of Maryland, you might come across an Egyptian Revival gateway leading to a small burial ground nestled in a dense urban area of Baltimore’s downtown. Peering through this gate, you may glimpse a few

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Glancing backwards can be a perilous thing. Memories long subsumed can bubble to the surface revealing a deeper and more fractured shade to half-formed recollections refracted in the stark light of day. Revisiting one’s younger self can often come accompanied with an uninvited array of shudders and regrets both for

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On October 6, 1966 (aka ‘The Day of the Beast’ in psychedelic circles), California banned the possession of LSD. Two years later the law went nationwide. Mark McCloud did as anyone of vision might: he began buying loads of blotters, sheets of paper infused with LSD, for consumption. Eventually his

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One of my current favorite tattooists on the planet is Gustavo Martinez of Temple Tattoo in Oakland, Ca. I can only dream of one day getting him to do a piece for me, so for right now I am left with checking out his instagram. What I dig so much

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