As a filmmaker, Sofia Coppola shares a piece of herself through her films every few years. But with her new feature The Bling Ring – about a gang of Frappucino-wielding fame-obsessed teens who raid the mansions of local celebs – is a new Sofia about to be revealed?

Talib Kweli shakes the ‘conscious rapper’ tag with a new album that may be his most real yet.

For Tinariwen – and their offshoot Terakaft – rock’n’roll means using guitars not guns for a brighter Malian future.

In the latest edition of The Working Artisans’ Club in collaboration withO’Neill, we get the lowdown on screenprinted skateboards withLovenskate and fine art tattoos with Expanded Eye.

Professor of radness Iain Borden deconstructs the architectural ethos of the famous London skate spot to help Save Southbank!

The Bronx get pretty weird down under in Oz.

Hardcore Slayer fans pay tribute to Jeff Hanneman.

Reportage from the surreal world of children’s beauty pageants.

Surfers, musicians and local dudes rally up to rebuild NJ in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

And a special LA Stories back section featuring Todd FrancisDeedee CherielLiz ArmstrongTara SubkoffSam Jones and classic movies from the City of Angels.

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