Category Archives: culture

Neon Frontier on 107.1 FM: Skatepark Revolution

By the  early 90’s, skateboarding was in a slump again.  The sport had gotten to a new level in California in the 70’s when skaters brought surf-style moves to the empty swimming pools and decaying urban infrastructure that littered the … Continue reading

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McCatering to the Races

McDonald’s Corporation has recently launched a couple of websites specifically targeted to African American and Asian American audiences. In the misguided marketing effort category, I’m lovin’ this as the winner. Note the catchy site names. — plazm blog has … Continue reading

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Blur – Rick Valicenti Mash-up of Farrah and Michael

Following up from my post a week ago in tribute to Rick Valicenti’s 1996 cover for Plazm #14, now you can download Rick’s mash-up book “Blur.” Made a week or so ago in response to Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett’s … Continue reading

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Skateistan, Afghanistan

Nice article in the New York Times about Afghan kids in Kabul learning to skateboard, to work together and conquer their fears. — plazm blog has moved to — — plazm design studio: — — plazm magazine & … Continue reading

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