Issue V: Us vs. Them
Photography by Chris Becker Jr. Words by Megan Cahn I was tired, I didn’t want to go—one of those commitments made too long ago when I was well-rested, bright eyed, and hopeful. I just wanted to nurse my Friday night hangover on the couch. And usually I would succumb to such an urge, but I
Reina-76-Artist, born Reina Aguilar Wooden on March 9, 1976, is an abstract painter from Harrisburg PA. Her father and grandparents — both farmers, and mother are all from Venezuela. Reina-76 draws from both perspectives to create her painted objects. Growing up, Reina-76 spent much of her life battling abuse, one incident of which led her to pursue her
Words by Jay Slack // // Flame Away.
Photography by Naho Kubota Words by Moni Briones If Taiwanese porcelain dolls could come to life and flirtatious evening dresses had heartbeats, then they would more than likely be kin to Orange. Orange, an incognito label for women based out of Queens, is designer Angela Chen’s take on whimsical with a wave of sophistication. Despite
Photography by Marcel Dagenais Working Class hit the steets to see the diffrence in everyday people from Manhattan to Brooklyn. BROOKLYN J Scott Ginger Kyp Maiko Roberto Leonore Dru Coco Chris Francesca MANHATTAN Brent Allison Drew Ina King Hidayo Ritwik Sharon Evan Aisha
Words by Micheal Huggins It’s East Williamsburg or Industrial Williamsburg or West Bushwick – I guess it all depends, despite how stupid it sounds, on how you look at the relationship you share with your area. For the culturally-insulated, West Bushwick may sound edgier, emblematic of a flower punk ethos budding throughout the warehouse lofts.
Photography by Tom Winchester Styled by Brianna Lance Hair by Marcel Dagenais Makeup by Susie sobol Model: Toma @ Women
Photography by James Giller
Words by Sean Welsh She was nice enough, I thought walking over the damp sidewalks, breath faint, and stomach full, content to know my next love, my next relationship would not be with her. Not caring about the $300 for a fine meal, as if I was looking at something as gorgeous as a Coltrane
Words by Megan Martin When presented with the question of, is there an Aerosmith of our generation—not because they are a brilliant band, but because it’s brilliant that they’ve lasted so long—I immediately start thinking about other musicians who are geriatric rock gods. First off, The Rolling Stones. Obviously. At 65, Keith Richards has etched
Photography and Words by Christian Thormann This was an all-woman race open to anyone with a bike and a helmet. It took place in July and started in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village. About 23 women participated. Heather organized the event and Dagga, an avid biker and a long time messenger, won the
In New York, everyone has their messiah – whether it be God, Allah, Buddah, or cold hard cash, we will see representations of idolatry and saving grace on every block. If you’re walking through the streets you may come across a distinctive symbol for one man’s savior, JESUSSAVES. The artist of this work is known
Words by Raimy Rosenduft I’m a New York kid by nurture and nature; I grew up in the cities and suburbs of the tri-state area. I arrived in Los Angeles in 2005 with a built-in social network: a job and a relationship. By January of 2006, I rid myself of both, but I couldn’t run
Words by Ken Scrudato At just thirteen years old, I resigned from the Catholic Church in protest of, well, pretty much everything. Coincidentally but hardly shockingly, Bill Maher also stopped showing up at church at that very same age. Maher, of course, and likely without the assistance of God and prayer, would go on to
Words by Moni Briones Don’t be surprised if the Chorus line of Mucha Muchacha parades your bed time dreams after a visit to Old Hollywood, Greenpoint’s new destination for vintage inspired dresses of complete glam! To claim that this new addition to the Brooklyn shopping is cool would be on the slum side. Honestly, it’s
Words by Leigh Mazzagetti At some point in my youth, the accounting firm that my uncle worked for moved to a new space, and as a result, he gave my cousin and me a whole box of discarded office supplies. It’s puzzling when I think about the almost limitless joy this box of papers and
Words by Micheal Huggins It’s 1906. In a small New England boardroom, the executives of the American Football Association (AFA) – the ebb and flow federation of American soccer – pour over profit and loss tables, petitions for charter from lesser leagues and ultimately, decide to forgo expansion of the second oldest national sports league
Photography by Hugo Arturi // Styled by Brianna Lance Hair by Marcel Dagenais Makeup by Maiko Maushuko Model: Kira @ Race Model Management Photo Retouching: Seth Mroczka
Photography by Azul 213 LA vs. WAR was a four day event that highlighted the travesty of the senseless war our country is wrongly engaged in as we head into its 6th year. It gave Los Angeles based artists a platform to exercise their freedom of speech. Hundreds of artists representing many diverse communities united
Photographer of all things real.