Evan Service: Fixie Fiend

Evan Service: Fixie Fiend
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Like many cyclists, Evan Service boasts a lifetime of rollin’ rough: “I’ve been riding two-wheelers since before I was three,” he says. What sets him apart is exactly what reeled him into the world of fixed-gear freestyle, though. “I always thought it was cool, something different,” he says. “No one did it at the time that we all started doing it.” … read more

Corporate Skateboarding Still Sucks: Joey Sandmire, Local Skateboarder

Corporate Skateboarding Still Sucks: Joey Sandmire, Local Skateboarder
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Joey Sandmire may not be a name you’re familiar with now, but it’s definitely one you should get used to hearing. The 17-year-old out of Bingham was recently added to the Blindside team and travels with SK801. I recently met up with Sandmire and his crew. Upon arriving at his desired meeting spot, his friends volunteered him to go skate a nearby rail. He agreed and I followed them to the mysterious spot. There, shaded between two buildings, was a mammoth 11-stair with royal blue handrails and a nasty kink. … read more

The Wheels on the Cart Go ’Round… Sometimes

The Wheels on the Cart Go ’Round… Sometimes
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In the mid-2000s, the food cart hit America’s streets in earnest. UrbanSpoon lists 22 local trucks and carts as of this writing, serving everything from discount ramen or horchata to gourmet Asian sliders for a fraction of the cost of sit-down restaurants.   I tried to hit four carts, but it wasn’t easy. Finally, with only a few excuses, I was able to make it to three: World Dog, The Curryer and Union Street Eats. … read more

Mike Brown’s Monthly Dirt: Internet Dating: an Interview with Dick Snot

Mike Brown’s Monthly Dirt: Internet Dating: an Interview with Dick...
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I have a good friend who started up an eHarmony account a few months ago, and I decided to interview him about his experience. His name is Dick Snot. He is a very intriguing person, and the fact that he went on eHarmony is funny in itself. Dick Snot is very introverted, especially around women. Dick Snot is also incredibly sincere, honest and open. He truly doesn’t give a fuck, but not in that negative punk rock way.
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Princess Kennedy: He-She Love Connections

Princess Kennedy: He-She Love Connections
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“Once, when I was on Jerry Springer …”
I love starting sentences like that—it always gets people’s attention, but alas, it’s true. When I was 29, some friends of mine had made up a tawdry story about a fucked-up love triangle and pitched it to the show. It was good enough to get us on a whirlwind trip to Chi-town where it was filmed, and, let me tell you, it was as unglamorous as you would probably imagine. … read more

Beautiful Godzilla: Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Wal-Mart

Beautiful Godzilla: Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Wal-Mart
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I was once pretty fashion forward: putting lots of thought into my outfits, makin’ my hair all fancy and even smearing on eyeliner every day––but my entire look changed when I started cycling. When your main transportation is a bicycle, that cute sundress you pull from storage that highlights your supple winter boobies, and the matching sandals that showcase your fresh pedicure … Well … their story won’t end as happily as The Brave Little Toaster’s. … read more

Ask a Cop – July 2012

Ask a Cop – July 2012
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Dear Cop,
I heard that police dogs are retired after working for seven years. I’ve also heard that the majority of dogs that serve on the force are purchased when they are puppies. How long are dogs trained for? Can any officer put their dog through the “training” program? How much does it cost to train a dog and who pays for the pooch’s training? What happens if a dog in training just can’t seem to make the cut—are they sent to shelters for potential adoption? … read more

Gallery Stroll: Never Too Old For  Good Art

Gallery Stroll: Never Too Old For Good Art
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On July 20, Paper Wasp, with the support of Big Shiny Robot and Blonde Grizzly, will host a “Saturday Morning Cartoons” art show. A true creative community collaboration, this group show originated from conversation between Magen Mitchell of Paper Wasp and Derek Hunter, both participating artists. Blonde Grizzly had the space and Big Shiny Robot loved the idea and offered to sponsor. Mitchell’s husband and Paper Wasp co-founder, Nick Burke, jumped in to help facilitate and curate. … read more

Dear Dickheads – July 2012

Dear Dickheads – July 2012
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Dear Dickheads,
I have been downhill skating since high school and I’m curious why SLUG chooses to shun this scene from the pages of the mag. The action sport section is filled with profiles on street skaters, snowboarders, skiers, occasional bmxers and even fixed gear freestyle kids, but I don’t think SLUG has ever written a piece on the downhill skating scene, which quite frankly, is thriving. … read more

National Music Reviews

National Music Reviews

New and recent releases from A Place to Bury Strangers, Baroness, El-P, Mission of Burma, Nile, Public Image Ltd., Shout Out Out Out Out, The Ty Segall Band, Wintersleep, and many more are reviewed. … read more