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A Viral Tweet About A Donut Shop Created Lines Around The Block

Never ever doubt the power of social media. We’ve seen it do everything from fueling social justice movements to helping find missing people to addressing mental health issues in the most clever ways. With all of the arguing going on in the Twitterverse, every so often we get a lovely outcome to a tweet that went viral for the purest of reasons. That was the case this week. Saturday, a son tweeted about his father’s new donut shop and how his dad was very sad that no one was coming to buy donuts...

This ’Young Blood Transfusion’ Brand Sounds Like The Pharma Fyre Fest

The pharma world might finally have its Fyre Fest — a mysterious company run purely on hype which seems (to even the most casual observer) to be something of a scam. The story starts with Jesse Karmazin, a man who, like many before him, is determined to find the ever-elusive Fountain of Youth. But instead of crossing oceans and displacing people, the Stanford Medical School grad (who is not a doctor and has no medical certifications) founded a startup called Ambrosia.

Dickies’ Is Honoring Keith Haring In Their Forthcoming Collection

Who doesn’t love a good fashion/art collab? Of course, art is fashion, but in some cases, like the Dickies’ Fall/Winter 2018 line honoring famed artist Keith Haring, it deserves special notice. It’s not that Dickies’ doesn’t come out with cool clothes normally, it’s that the Dickies’ brand hasn’t been associated with “trendy” fashion since the early 2000s. Gradually, it seems the brand has turned back to its intended use and intended audience — work clothes that embody the “toughness of the Amer

’Drop’ Author Byron Hawes Explains The Big Deal About Street Fashion

Last spring, Byron Hawes, a New York-based writer and designer who serves as the contributing editor for Hypebeast, launched a fashion and photography book called Drop. The title alludes to “drop days” — when streetwear brands introduce new collections. These drops are like Christmas for fashion aficionados. Some even travel internationally to line up in person, dressed in their best kicks and rarest gear. Items are often resold at astronomical prices, some even going for tens of thousands of dollars (like those featured in the recent Supreme auction at French auction house Artcurial). We spoke on the phone and the author didn’t dissapoint — offering an insider’s perspective to a truly fascinating subculture.

Banksy Leaves His Mark On Paris For The First Time

Paris Fashion Week is bringing all the hot celebrities out of hiding — including the most clandestine of characters: street artist Banksy. Okay, so he didn’t come out per se, but he did manage to make his way there to create some art in Paris for the first time ever. It’s surprising that a popular European city like Paris would be yet-to-be visited by the legend of the scene, but the City of Love somehow has evaded the artist’s paint can up until now...

Red Bull BC One Camp Turns Counterculture Into Community

“Hip-hop was the only thing that didn’t look at me like, ‘Hey, he’s poor.'” That’s a quote from Marlon Lizama, a member of Havikoro dance crew from Houston, and for him, hip-hop was an escape from poverty. But you could insert any adjective instead of “poor.” It’s the inclusivity and welcoming aspect of the artform that has pulled in those who didn’t feel like they fit into other areas of society. In breakdancing, Lizama discovered a community that embraced him. And that’s what I found...

The 50 Best Supreme Collaborations Ever

Supreme has a cult following. Or whatever is more frenetic and impassioned than a cult following. Their fans don’t just drink the Koolaid, they run an IV drip of the stuff. What began as a skate brand has now lost some of its skater focus. In the process, the company has become the preferred gear for people of any counterculture and has wedged its way into the mainstream...While much of the older merchandise on this list is either impossible to find or in the hands of collectors, you can always go check them out at the unofficial Supreme archive site, Supreme Museum. To make it easier to follow the company’s evolution, we’ll list them in chronological order by the year they dropped and you can decide which era you like best.

Air Jordan Women’s Colorways Are Back And Very Hype-Worthy

It’s no secret that women love shoes, but what many seem not to understand is that doesn’t just mean stilettos and boots. Ladies love sneakers, too. As a recovering (read: currently broke) sneakerhead with an affinity for Air Jordans, the absolute worst time I’ve had in the store is trying to find a pair of J’s in some color that does not involve pink, and that’s also in my size. Today, though, I am ecstatic to announce that the sneakerhead goddesses have smiled upon us!...

Testing An App That Combines Dating And Travel In Washington D.C.

Generally speaking, blind dates are no one’s idea of a good time. It’s always a little odd having never met someone, then being forced to be interested in that person’s life and hobbies for a few hours. Sure, plenty of good can come of them, but more often than not they’re a recipe for awkwardness. Now, imagine being on a blind date and unable to go home because you’re in a whole other state. That’s the deal when you sign up with

Shudu, The First Digital Model, Has Led To Serious Discussions Of Race

As if modeling wasn’t already a controversial industry, it just got even more interesting with the introduction of a whole new class of model. Shudu — a model whose claim to fame was an appearance on Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Instagram page — is UNREAL. No, literally… she’s not a real person. Seriously. Shudu is the world’s first entirely digital model, the creation of photographer/digital artist Cameron James-Wilson. Technically, all models are somewhat digital these days — what with the toning,

Sean John Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of Basquiat’s Death

Every day, we’re reminded of how impactful artists and creatives can be when calling for social justice. There is a long precedent for this, stretching back to the Greek poets and beyond. Creative minds are willing to fight for the truth and push forward the universe’s slow arc toward justice. History is overloaded with excellent examples. Even among these social leaders and creative icons, Jean-Michel Basquiat is a legend...

Reframing Black History Month As A Time To Celebrate Black Excellence

Black History Month was always a pretty depressing few weeks of school. Learning about the struggle my people faced — and still face — in America and across the world was often agonizingly bleak. Of course, black children need to know where they’ve come from and what they’ve overcome to be able to better celebrate where they’re headed, and the people of the United States need to remember their treatment of black Americans to ensure we don’t have a repeat...

Kanye Is Teasing Yeezy Season 6 With Instagram Models Dressed Like Kim

If you’ve been checking out posts online for Yeezy Season 6, you make think you’re seeing double…well, triple…well, just a lot of photos of the same person wearing pieces from the unreleased collection. While the line will not launch until New York Fashion Week, it looks like Kanye West’s affection for his bossed up wife, Kim Kardashian-West, has inspired him to create a campaign based completely around her most current look – a platinum blonde ‘do that is bone straight with a part down the center. ‘Ye has historically been very particular about who models the line, and this time, he’s called on some fashionable friends to emulate that looks Kim donned on social media earlier in the year.

Ralph Lauren’s ’Snow Beach’ Collection Returns With Raekwon’s Jacket

If you’re old enough to remember the jacket “that one guy” in Wu-Tang Clan wore in “that one video” that everyone lost their minds over, you’re about to be hella excited. If you’re a hip hop head (or just familiar with its stars) you’ll know that guy was Raekwon, the video was “Can It Be All So Simple,” and you’re probably pissed that we haven’t already provided a link for you to cop the Ralph Lauren parka from the “Snow Beach” Collection that you probably coveted some 25 years ago.

Terry 'the Trainer' Williams's Cookbook Helps You Keep Those New Year's Fitness Goals

It’s finally 2018, and as a part of your fitness resolution you have decided to eat better and work out, as we all have. Getting into the gym might not be difficult (if you can stand the cold to go outside or find a parking spot), but eating right…that’s quite an issue. Not only are you not excited about having to spend more time and money in the grocery store, you’re probably super bummed that “fat free” is often the equivalent of “flavor free.” But what if you could eat delicious, flavor-packed food and not break your resolution or the bank? Enter Terry “the Trainer” Williams of The League: Elite Training Facility. We’ve written about Williams before, but now he’s on a whole new level as the owner of a thriving gym, a husband, a dad, and now the author of his second clean-eating cookbook, “The FlavorFuel Kitchen.”

Photographer Lauren Randolph Captured Smiles For World Kindness Day

LA-based portrait photographer Lauren Randolph recently toured Peru on an 11-day-journey with one goal in mind – to make people smile. Randolph partnered with Contiki — a tour company for millennials — to create content for The Travel Project. The initiative “seeks to show how travel has the ability to create better humans”, which is just the sort of thing we can get behind. Armed with her camera, Randolph traveled throughout Peru giving out compliments to strangers and capturing their responses.
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