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Huck • NO.74 – WINTER 2020
TRUN THE TIDE • ‘Color The Water’ is a different kind of surf crew. Formed as Black Lives Matter protests swept the globe, the Los Angeles collective is out to reclaim the beaches of southern California – one wave at a time.
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WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS with Kathy Karlo • Each issue, we crash someone’s personal space in a bid to find out why it means so much to them. For Huck 74, we catch up with climber and podcast host Kathy Karlo at The Red, Kentucky – the latest stop on her perpetual American road trip.
THE HONEST TRUTH • Chicago boasts a rich hip hop heritage, but Vic Mensa remains one of its most important sons. For the 27-year-old rapper, artistry and activism are interlinked: he won’t stop until he’s transformed his city for the better.
Hot Wheels • In northeastern Oman, a group of teenage daredevils have responded to the disappearance of public space with four-wheeled frenzy. Meet the Bousher Bike Life Crew: a roving collective on a mission to take back the roads – then their city.
ONE FUTURE • Different backgrounds, different motivations, different dreams – all united by one voice.
FIGHT THE POWER • During the ’70s and ’80s, Harald Hauswald shot from the hip, secretly documenting life behind the Berlin Wall. For the rebel storyteller, whose work was smuggled out of the east and published in the west, photography was a way to hit back. Before long, the Stasi knew all about him.
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Concrete Dreams • The Beirut explosion was devastating. However, for those living in Lebanon, the event was simply the tip of the iceberg. As the city grapples with the aftermath, a group of skaters are fighting to save their scene – because for them, it’s the only way to escape the pressures of everyday life.
SPIN CITY • A supermarket car park in Tottenham, north London, isn’t an obvious place to look for wild, creative displays of grace and joy. But at midnight on a cold September evening, that’s what I find. The shop, which sprawls over multiple storeys, is long since closed, and here on the covered ground floor, the space is empty but for a few scattered cars. Fluorescent lights cast their flat glare, and everywhere I look, there are roller skaters: gliding, spinning, and shooting around the space with the fast backwards ‘chopping’ style that’s a hallmark of London’s scene.
E.S. GLENN • Everett S. Glenn is our new Comic Artist in Residence. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and now based in Vienna, via a stint in New York City, the American cartoonist creates offbeat, morally bankrupt worlds: featuring high-speed car chases, daring heists, and gun-wielding crows. To celebrate the launch of Un Smooth, a new recurring story made for Huck, we sat down with the enigmatic artist to find out what really makes him tick
RÓISÍN MURPHY FIXES YOUR LIFE • Do you have a problem that needs solving? Fear not: our Agony Aunt for Issue 74 is here to help