Alex King

The lost street gangs of NYC’s Lower East Side
Photography

The lost street gangs of NYC’s Lower East Side

Unseen America — The uniformed street gangs who inspired cult classic The Warriors were violent pillars of community identity, before being swept away by gentrification and the commercialisation of the drug trade.

Written by: Alex King

The punk counsellor using his DIY ethic to promote mental health and wellbeing
Activism

The punk counsellor using his DIY ethic to promote mental health and wellbeing

Stability through punk — Peer counsellor and punk Craig Lewis suffered three decades of unnecessary medication and abuse at the hands of the psychiatric system. Today, he offers young punks struggling with mental health challenges an alternative path to recovery.

Written by: Alex King

Lessons on escapism from transformational artist Rolly Robinson
Film

Lessons on escapism from transformational artist Rolly Robinson

Radiate light every day — Makeup artist and master of transformation Rolly Robinson shares his inspiring outlook on life and upliftment in ‘More is More’, a beautiful short doc from director Alexis Boling.

Written by: Alex King

10 ways Brexit could affect young people
Activism

10 ways Brexit could affect young people

Surviving a sinking UK — Britain’s split with the EU won’t be pretty. Huck gets to the bottom of the propaganda, myths and the deluge of questions nobody can answer yet, to look at how Brexit will affect you.

Written by: Alex King, Andrea Kurland and Max Gayler

The Beirut magazine keeping the flames of revolution alive
Culture

The Beirut magazine keeping the flames of revolution alive

The Outpost — The defiant flames of the Arab Spring are still burning in Beirut, thanks to The Outpost: an independent magazine that believes change is always possible.

Written by: Alex King

Activists storm Australian embassy with boat to protest 'illegal' refugee policy
Reportage

Activists storm Australian embassy with boat to protest 'illegal' refugee policy

Close the camps — On World Refugee Day, activists storm the Australian embassy in London with a boat to symbolise the thousands of desperate refugees turned away from Australian shores.

Written by: Alex King

The American military veterans fighting for the right to grow hemp
Activism

The American military veterans fighting for the right to grow hemp

Meet the Growing Warriors — Dan Malloy’s Harvesting Liberty documentary profiles the soldiers-turned-farmers campaigning to reintroduce industrial hemp to America.

Written by: Alex King

Photographer documents man’s destruction of the natural world
Photography

Photographer documents man’s destruction of the natural world

Wild beasts reduced to ghosts in the city — Photographer Nick Brandt’s epic panoramas in Inherit The Dust highlight man’s destructive presence in places animals used to roam.

Written by: Alex King

How Rwanda’s genocide liberator became an absolute dictator
Activism

How Rwanda’s genocide liberator became an absolute dictator

This is Paul Kagame — Two decades after the 1994 genocide, journalist Anjan Sundaram watched leader Paul Kagame crush press freedom and political opposition. But why are the international community still supporting his regime? And could their support be sowing seeds for more bloodshed?

Written by: Alex King

Stanley Donwood’s nuclear weapons installation will blow your mind
Culture

Stanley Donwood’s nuclear weapons installation will blow your mind

This is your four minute warning — Radiohead and Glastonbury artist Stanley’s Downwood’s new project, the bomb, is an immersive multimedia installation designed to wake us up to the continued threat of nuclear annihilation.

Written by: Alex King

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