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10 Taco Tuesday Recipe Ideas To Spice Up Your Week

By Ashley Beck | April 16, 2013

Fish Tacos
photo by: Neil Williams

Fish Tacos

Looking for a way to spice things up tonight?!  Try one of these tasty taco recipes from vegetarian tofu tacos to meaty jerk chicken tacos. Whatever you are in the mood for, there is sure to be a recipe here for you. As a native Californian where this tradition is held in high regard, I find Taco Tuesday a perfect way to bring some fun into the week, and even an excuse to have a margarita or two!

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Street Culture In Motion: Interview With Swedish Filmmaker Teddy Goitom

By Cyndi Amaya | June 6, 2012

Photo: StockTown

Photo: StockTown

It’s often said that the way to get a real grasp of a new culture is to take a look at its street culture. In a country’s streets is where you’ll most likely find its true popular culture, what interests its people, its local art, and its most genuine food. Very often, it’s from the streets where the hottest new movements come from and the first to witness a phenomenon in its original street stage are sometimes only a privileged few.

But one media company is working to change that “privileged few” concept and are drawing attention to street culture from all around the world in hopes to educate people of new countries, cultures, and arts through curated videos that anyone can view online. That company is STOCKTOWN and one of the masterminds behind STOCKTOWN.com is Swedish filmmaker Teddy Goitom.

Teddy along with other film friends and enthusiasts created STOCKTOWN, a curated video magazine for culture in motion and since its recent start has continued to grow in popularity, eliminating the boundaries and cultural walls between countries forming a worldwide community of viewers. Just recently, STOCKTOWN was proud to announce their launch of the newly renovated site and in honor of Swedish National Day today, we want to bring attention to this awesome video web site that was born on the shores of Sweden with a one-on-one interview with this Teddy Goitom himself.

Check out our interview with Teddy below and if you’re in New York today you can see STOCKTOWN in action at Show & Tell NYC, where they will screen their Stocktown X South Africa film followed by Show & Tell session of curated videos, a visit from legendary street photographer Jamel Shabazz, and various DJ performances. Click here for more details. Read More

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Vintage Vignettes: Dogtown and Z-Boys

By Jeannette | April 16, 2012

dogtown and z-boys movie poster

One of my favorite movies of all time is the 2001 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys. Some people think it’s just a movie about skateboarding, but it’s really a look at the art and culture that arose out of Dogtown in the 1970s. The Z-boys were a ragtag group of punk kids from the Westside of L.A. who didn’t have much to do besides surf and skate, which they did when the waves weren’t any good. As a drought hit California in 1976 and ’77, people would drain their pools to conserve water and thus the art of pool skating was born.

What I love most about this movie is the subculture that was born from these guys who thought out-of-the-box to pursue a passion. They saw an opportunity to change the game and they would drive up and down streets looking for empty pools, knowing they could get in trouble if the owners came home. Eventually they had people actually draining their pools so the Z-boys could skate freely without fear of getting caught. Read More

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Street Fashion: An Interview With Robin’s Jeans

By admin | October 6, 2011

Robin's Jean Logo

By: Melaina Gasbarrino

During the month of October, We’re featuring all aspects of street and urban culture, everything from food and fashion, to music and art. Today, we’re featuring some of the hottest jeans that can be seen all over the streets today, Robin’s Jeans.

Robin’s Jean designer, Robin Chretien had a vision many years ago. Now, after five years of developing the denim brand, Robin’s Jean, the company continues to flourish. Read More

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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More

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