Made By Hand’s fifth short film. This one focusing on “bike maker Ezra Caldwell (Fast Boy Cycles), who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. When the cancer threatens to shatter his love of bikes, Ezra survives by documenting his illness as thoroughly as his craft.”
Some of My Best Friends Are Germs by Michael Pollan
Jesus. That’s a rude awakening for a Monday.
The female companions of Mafia men. The term moll was derived from “Molly,” “a 17th century euphemism for either “whore” or “prostitute.”"
Drugstore Cowboy by Jake Pearson
Meet the career con man who made a fortune selling illegal pharmaceuticals online—and pulled off a federal sting that forced Google to pay $500 million.
Recently, a two-album collection containing 400 images of Los Angeles gang and prison photos taken between 1977 and 1993 sold for $45,000. Pete Brook of Prison Photography writes about the the journey the collection took to market, and ponders the difference between moneyed collectors and preservationists.
Excited for this film by Cheryl Dunn, whenever it comes out… no release date has been set.
This site has been mad slow all day, so be patient.
Cey Adams, Haze, Arabella Field, World B Omes, Glen E Friedman, Ricky Powell, Todd James, Mike Mills, Matteo Pericoli, Bill McMullen, Bruce Davidson, Alex Grey, Kiino Villand, and Sunny Bak talk to Juxatpoz on the launch day of their special June 2013 issue, Beastie Boys: A Visual History + Tribute to MCA.
Surf Fiction: The Evasive Wave by Tetsuhiko Endo
Surfing is awash with staggering stories of waves conquered and heroes made, but where are all the great surf books? Tetsuhiko Endo trawls through waveriding’s slim literary canon and finds a world that lies beyond words.
As said by O.D.B. upon walking out of a private screening of Crooklyn after only 10 minutes. Here’s An Oral History of the Crooklyn Dodgers… Straight from Crooklyn, better known as Brooklyn.
A film by Will Robson-Scott
“This film follows Jela, brought up in the heart of the East End of London in a Turkish and English family. He talks about his memories of growing up in the 80s and 90s and his time on the streets and on football terraces. Jela grew up fast, being immersed in football violence , skinhead culture , and hard drug use before his life spiraled out of control, now sober he looks to the future. The East End he grew up in has changed on the surface but many of the faces he grew up with remain the same. His struggles have made him what he is today and Jela is East London through and through.”
In other Detroit news: Looks like China is establishing roots in the American Auto Industry.
The Persistent Cult of Arrested Development by Will Leitch
Also, check the trailer for Season 4 of Arrested Development after the jump
Once a hub in ’90s Hip-Hop, brownstone Brooklyn is now just hip. A nice history lesson here.