• The Street Issue
    September 2014 #8
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    With the dawn of streetwear, fashion birthed its first modern rebellion. After hippies of the 1960s practically invented the notion of a counterculture, DIY punk, surfwear, hip-hop, and sportswear swept through America’s metropolises in the 1970s and 1980s. It all started in the late 1970s, when surfwear took the reigns on producing localized apparel that was unique to the wearer and their lifestyle.

    The Life and Death of Honest Streetwear

    by Alex G. Brown


    “‘We never had democracy in the first place.’ The British Empire was too busy to worry about the feelings of overseas subjects, and the Queen’s appointed Governor was certainly not elected locally. Western democratic ideals were a late arrival in Hong Kong, and the big selling point for the 2017 elections is ‘universal suffrage’ – at last, everybody in Hong Kong gets to vote on the Chief Executive. The catch is, under the election rules as they stand, Beijing gets to pick which candidates ‘everybody’ can choose between. Which is why the students are protesting.”

    Witnessing the Protests in Hong Kong

    by Andrew Isaacson

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    When you swallow your toothbrush – your life doesn’t flash before your eyes. Instead, you think to yourself, “Jesus fucking Christ, I’m swallowing my toothbrush, what the fuck do I do now?” And there’s really not much you can do; your throat muscles start contracting, and it gets pulled down like any other piece of food. You can attempt to make yourself throw up, but once that sweet, hard piece of plastic has reached the point of no return, there’s really no getting it out of your throat.

    I Swallowed My Toothbrush

    by – Anonymous

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    Letters by Tyler Reinhard

    Walking into the Wind

    When we were discussing the theme of this month’s issue, we wanted to entertain a latent conversation. A dialogue that might exist between the horrors we bore witness to this summer and the new opportunity revealed as pop-culture sputters and ejects, leaving behind a vacuum of power and attention. Is what happens on the streets of modern society merely a slurry of sociological phenomena, or is there something more ... archeological about it. Will our streetwear ever be draped over some ethnic mannequin in the halls of a natural history museum's diorama? Will our experiences of PTSD make it into timeless masterpieces of art, sealed up in the Louvre?

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    Horoscopes by Corina Dross

    September 2014

    After a tumultuous summer, September greets us with deceptive calm. The winds have died down, the storms moved on. This stillness is a critical time for reflection, strategy, and redirection. We may want nothing more than to stop where we’ve been hurled, to fall to the ground and press our faces against the cool dirt, the leaf mulch, the softly weathered newspaper banners. But with the faster planets moving through Virgo and Libra this month, now is not the time for abandon.

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