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Vice (remember that ol’ thing?) has a new series called “Let It Kill You,” which explores the intersection of skateboarding and art. Their opening episode is with Mike Giglotti, who gets into his craft, his shop Lottie’s, and doing the art for Baker Skateboards.

How do you promote a truck company collab? “Idk, Hawaii I guess!” E.G.O.T. winners Stafhon Boca and Etienne Gagne went to the 50th state for an Alltimers x Thunder trip.

“Sole Tech’s trio of shoe companies were the last remaining skater-owned legacy brands on the market. They helped define multiple eras and generations of the industry and culture.” Simple Magic dives into the acquisition of Sole Tech by a ….snowboard conglomerate. Much love to Don and everyone that works over there. This remains one of our favorite things we’ve ever published on QS, and the Sole Tech crew’s enthusiasm in helping us was pretty much unparalleled when it comes to story sources.

Greg Hunt profiled Tyshawn Jones in a five-minute video spot for his new Adidas pro model.

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Bird Needs Another Hour

Jiro Platt, Noah Pollard and Kaue Cossa go off in Naquan Rollings’ latest edit, “$$$ JAM UP EDITION.” Pretty much all New York clips.

“America’s biggest pastime is baseball, and we have a baseball field that changed over to a historic skateboarding spot. That says a lot for the future.” Jenkem wrote The Oral History of Tompkins Square Park.

“When the news first broke about the Malmö project using materials from LOVE, the reporting made it seem as though all the materials that were salvaged were going overseas, so there was some damage control needed there. The reality was that it was only a relatively small amount of granite that made it to Sweden – some tiles and some blocks. All the most significant features were never going to leave Philadelphia.” Free got the full tale of the Love Park marble being taken to Malmö and incorporated into a public plaza.

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Midnight Club

The Meatrix via @blacktreylives

Bronx O.G. and Papi Brand capo Angel Fonseca has a new part out entitled “No Need For Closure.” Love the night clips, love the deep spot digging, and always an inspiration 🫡

Decent bit of New York footage + an ender in Heitor Da Silva’s new part for Adidas.

Carson Reuther has a great six-minute Philly edit out featuring Brian O’Dwyer, Matt Militano, Kevin Liedtke + more to commemorate the closing of Fairman’s Skateshop, which shut its doors several weeks ago. 47 years has got to be the longest running American skate shop, right? Anyone have another? (Guessing it’s in California, if so?)

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From Squamish to Seoul — Etienne Gagne’s ‘Etienne 2023’ Part

📝 Interview by Doyun Baeg
📹 Video by Baltimore Loth

What’s good with the tuxedo?

Oh shit, the tuxedo. It was during Halloween time in Japan, and Balti [E.T’s videographer for this video] and I were taking the train. We saw this guy who had like a Superman shirt under a suit. He would unbutton his button-up shirt and had the Superman logo popping out, I remember being like: “that’s so sick.”

And then I was looking for a costume. I went and got a Uniqlo suit. We tried to find a Superman shirt, but there was nothing. So I just ended up wearing a suit and I was going with the flow of what everybody was telling me what I was.

“Oh, like, are you American Psycho?”


“Oh, are you James Bond?”


I was supposed to be Superman, but fuck it. And then one day, Popeye magazine from Japan asked me to do an interview for them. They told me to bring my board. I didn’t know what to wear. I showed up with a suit on and they took a photo of me. They were like: “What the fuck, this isn’t what E.T. usually wears…”

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Good Water Pressure

New QS goods slowly rolling into U.S. shops this week. International soon. Webstore soon. 📷 by Jason Lecras.

Why Has It Rained Every Weekend in NYC and When Will It Stop?” 🌧️

Village Psychic premiered our friend (and QS correspondent) Adam Abada’s part in Perennial by Kevin Horn, “a skate video by our friend from Minnesota starring our friends from New Jersey that was filmed in L.A.”

New Baker rider Stu Kirst is the latest guest on the Angel & Z podcast.

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