ASK A MORTICIAN is the channel of Los Angeles mortician Caitlin Doughty, also the founder of The Order of the Good Death, an organization that describes itself as “a group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to prepare a death phobic culture for their inevitable mortality.” Doughty makes videos
From 1979 to 1982, the sickest band in the world was Washington D.C’s BAD BRAINS. Without even trying, they helped to create hardcore as we know it; if you asked Minor Threat or S.O.A who was their biggest influence, hands down they would say BAD BRAINS. From day one, these
Leave it to Don Letts to be a part of one of the best documentaries about skinheads, called The Story of Skinhead with Don Letts. What I love about this is that it takes the viewer back to the roots of this subculture before it was hijacked by the National Front.
Symbols carry power in all cultures, and when they are appropriated by another group, their power can also be hi-jacked and twisted. Such is the case with the Swastika, a symbol of good luck and peace that was around for thousands of years before the Nazis decided to use it as their
I could go on for days about what it was like to be a punk in the 80’s, but would be boring! Check out this rad documentary that explains it much better than I ever could (the interview with Chuck Dukowski makes this extra rad because he is so articulate). Just