In what has been a challenging year, Huck has always kept moving.
We’ve explore the underground drag scene of Caracas, we’ve hung out in Athens with Greece’s hip hop heavyweights. Months after a cataclysmic blast shook Beirut to its core, we spent time on the ground with the city’s young skateboarders, documenting how they’re rebuilding from the rubble. Elsewhere, in Nazaré, our Contributing Editor Jamie Brisick came face-to-face with the world’s biggest waves.
That’s naming just a few of our exploits in 2020. So to bridge the gap between now and the new year, here are our favourite stories from the past 12 months: a series of in-depth dispatches from a world in flux.
Problems in Greece are far from over. But amid the turmoil and division, a group of young Athens artists have built a dynamic scene from the embers of crisis – one that serves as a direct rebuke to those seeking to other them.
The capital has lost 58 per cent of its LGBTQ+ venues in the past decade. These spaces are vital, as a recent rise in hate crime makes painfully clear – but how much longer can they survive?
For those living in the Lebanese capital, the explosion 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.
There have been 28 deaths at Fort Hood, an army base in Texas, in 2020. Now, soldiers on TikTok are speaking up about the sexual assault, disappearances and deaths taking place at the base, but military TikTok remains a complicated place.
For centuries, land ownership has been concentrated in the hands of a wealthy elite, casting members of wider society as trespassers. Now is the time to take back the countryside.
In response to far-right bigotry, queer gun owners have been taking what they see as necessary steps to protect themselves – but will a Biden presidency offer any hope of a ceasefire?
At the start of the year, writer and former pro surfer Jamie Brisick visited the world’s premier big-wave contest. What he discovered was an event of biblical proportions: a place where daredevil disciples put their lives in the hands of an ocean at its most majestically unpredictable.
When an 18-year-old was killed in a racist attack in Southall in 1976, it sparked the first and biggest youth-led movement of anti-racism the district had ever seen. Writer Sharan Dhaliwal reflects on the area’s rich political history and immense cultural pride.
In ignoring America’s last great pandemic, we are missing many vital lessons for dealing with coronavirus, argues writer Jack King.
As violence and turmoil continue to beset the Venezuelan capital, the drag community has positioned itself at the forefront of a DIY fightback – one that refuses to stand by and watch the city crumble.