City of Scaffolds

“The pop guys are good looking and the drop guys are weird looking.” Lurker Lou and Aaron Herrington head out to Staten Island to skate “anything besides ABC Ledges” in the latest installment of Village Psychic’s “Lurking With Lou” series.

It takes Shaggy nearly 100 blocks to spend $100 in the latest installment of Skate Jawn‘s “$100 Chill” feature, which spans from World Trade to the Upper West Side. If you’ve always wondered what goes on inside the mind of skateboarding’s most prolific letter-writer, this is a nice intro ☺️

“In response to an art-making AI, the only comforting thing is, who cares? Art has never been about being proficient and skilled at making images with mediums. It’s always been about the time and the place and the person behind it and the story, and a computer doesn’t have any of that.” Jenkem spoke to Alexis Sablone about AI art, secret societies and invisibility cloaks.

Justin Henry has a new part out for Quasi. Gap nose manny on that temporary Tribeca spot was wild.

Jahmir Brown is the latest guest on the Angel & Z podcast, and Clyde Singleton is the latest guest on The Bunt.

Orchard Skateshop brought a Cali table to the Boston Chinatown Courts.

“Do the soaked boards go in the trash?” Boil the Ocean has 21 questions about the rainy hill bombing in GX’s latest, via the cadence of 50 Cent’s seminal 2003 love ballad.

Do you remember Fuel TV? This kinda feels like Fuel TV. That’s not really a bad thing, because it’s still watchable to the end. Kinda like Skate Maps was. Red Bull has a 13-minute video about Richmond, Virginia’s D.I.Y. scene with Gilbert Crockett, et al.

I.C.Y.M.I. on IG… Caleb McNeely put together a low-def New York part by Jeff Cecere, very much in the spirit of Krooked’s Gnar Gnar and Gnaughty videos.

iPhone Loosies Corner 🚬 — A very Canadian week in the Insta comp world. Three-and-a-half minutes from Ben St. Aubin + a few minutes with Stafhon Boca.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week 🏀 — Should be some Game 3 Jalen Brunson ballin’. Also, Gervonta Davis walked out into the ring with Chief Keef.

Quote of the Week 🗣 — “I don’t read much, but when I do, it’s either Harry Potter or the Palace caption book.” — Charles Rivard

Was late to check in on grown-up Rae Sremmurd (if you’ve been with us since the “No Flex Zone” days, you know those first two albums were pivotal for the QS office in their time), but it’s better than expected and does more than just check the nostalgia boxes ❤️

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