THE WORLD THE 917 VIDEO BUILT
The 917 Video proposes a world of affection without sentimentality, a place where misfortune is delight.
A DAY WITH CHAZ ORTIZ
When Chaz invites me into his home, I tell him two things up front: I am not a journalist, just an aging skateboarder who has come to talk shit and get a sense of what he’s about.
CLEARING A SPACE FOR MEANING: BOYS OF SUMMER
"Whatever skateboarding is or might become will depend on the way we speak of it."
IS PROPELLER WHAT WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR?
Is the Vans brand more Anthony Van Engelen or Curren Caples?
PRETEND WE HAVEN’T GROWN
"This is the secret treasure hidden inside of our pursuit of skateboarding. The activity is so terrible for us, and cares about us so little, that we can’t possibly do it without loving it. Which means that even the ugliest and biggest assholes in our midst are capable of love."
MAKING UP LEGENDS IN THE ERA OF ZERO BUDGET SKATEBOARDING
We have an anonymous army of unpaid, unsupported kids who are always better, always improving, and making movies that are weird and innovative and sometimes just astoundingly good theater.
A VERY LARGE PUZZLE: ON ANDREW REYNOLDS
Deconstructing Mr. Frontside Flip himself..