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Wassup Rockers: Larry Clark's Angels

It's been more than 10 years since Larry Clark's seminal Kids made every teenager in America want to move to New York City, and every parent in America want to keep them as far away as humanly possible. With Wassup Rockers, Clark brings his signature style to the West Coast, following a group of Latino punks on a racially and socially charged journey from their home in South Central to the surreal world of Beverly Hills. Read more » 

Boboshanti Culture: The Enclave

After ascending a steep, rocky path in the blazing Jamaican sun, we reach the impressive entrance to Bobo Hill. A bamboo guardhouse manned by a Rasta in white military clothes is decorated with biblical quotes and has a plaque that reads "Ethiopian Congress." Fresh-faced children dash about an idyllic settlement of wooden huts dispersed across a hillside, the entire thing surrounded by a bamboo fence in fading shades of red, gold, and green, the colors of the Ethiopian flag adopted by Rastafarians to pay homage to former Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie I, their spiritual leader.


Silent Flute's Favorite Things

"Being from Baltimore, it was tough to get involved in the stuff that I'm interested in," 25-year-old Nat Thomson tells me when I ask him about the impetus for starting his web blog A Silent Flute. Thomson's thorough street-style coverage means New Yorkers read it to find out what's fresh in Japan, while you know his ill grasp of East Coast slang is being jocked by thousands of Gotham-obsessed teens in Shibuya. Thomson, whose all-time favorite things include T. Read more » 

Seba and Paradox: Break for Love

Drum & bass pioneers Sebastian Ahrenberg (Seba) and Dev Pandya (Paradox) have always followed their hearts, rather than fickle trends in the scene–conformity is not a word in their vocabulary.


QQ: Jamaican Boy Wonder

"The people have spoken. QQ, come back to the stage."

It's 4 a.m. in Kingston and Flexx, host of Passa Passa's third anniversary dance and part of dancehall group T.O.K., is calling QQ back to the stage for the third time. The four-foot-tall child prodigy bounds on and launches straight into a sweet rendition of "Poverty." The song, his first single, held the number-one spot in Jamaica for four weeks in 2005 and stole the record from Dennis Brown who, at 13, had previously been the youngest artist to achieve a number one.


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