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Oman’s urban quad bikers are reclaiming the roads
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Oman’s urban quad bikers are reclaiming the roads

Hot wheels — In Muscat, a group of teenage daredevils have responded to the disappearance of public space with four-wheeled frenzy. Meet the Bousher Bike Life Crew: a roving collective on a mission to take back the streets – then their city.

Written by: Bas Van Est

Vic Mensa is still on a mission to transform Chicago
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Vic Mensa is still on a mission to transform Chicago

The honest truth — The 27-year-old rapper’s hometown boasts a rich hip hop heritage, but he remains one of its most important sons. For Mensa, artistry and activism are interlinked: he won’t stop until he’s changed Chi City for the better.

Written by: Nicolas-Tyrell Scott

The anti-racist surf crew taking back LA’s beaches
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The anti-racist surf crew taking back LA’s beaches

Turn the tide — ‘Color The Water’ is a different kind of surf crew. Formed as Black Lives Matter protests swept the globe, the Los Angeles collective is out to reclaim surf culture in southern California – one wave at a time.

Written by: Jibri Nuriddin

The rebel photographer who shot life behind the Berlin Wall
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The rebel photographer who shot life behind the Berlin Wall

Fight the power — During the ’70s and ’80s, Harald Hauswald shot from the hip, secretly documenting life in East Germany – and making powerful enemies in the process.

Written by: Harald Hauswald

Róisín Murphy fixes your life
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Róisín Murphy fixes your life

Dear Miami — Do you have a problem that needs solving? Fear not: our Agony Aunt for Issue 74 is here to help.

Written by: Huck

Beirut’s skate scene is rebuilding from the rubble
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Beirut’s skate scene is rebuilding from the rubble

After the blast — 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.

Written by: Victoria Schneider

How Thundercat closed his longest chapter
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How Thundercat closed his longest chapter

Riding out the storm — The LA Virtuoso concluded a difficult period with the release of his best work so far. If there’s one thing the past few years have taught him, it’s that life is as fleeting as it is precious – so he plans to continue living it to the fullest.

Written by: Niall Flynn

Favela ballet: inside a dance school unlike any other
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Favela ballet: inside a dance school unlike any other

En pointe — In one of Rio’s toughest neighbourhoods, a makeshift academy is offering young women the opportunity to escape the struggles of life – even if just for a day.

Written by: Fabian Federl

Author and musician Rita Indiana on how to stay fearless
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Author and musician Rita Indiana on how to stay fearless

Lessons Learned — Over the years, Indiana’s penchant for pushing boundaries has presented challenges. But, with the right mindset, they’re hurdles she’s always managed to clear.

Written by: Kate Goh

Mablethorpe Sand Race: a uniquely British beach rally
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Mablethorpe Sand Race: a uniquely British beach rally

Wild bunch — Founded by a group of hard-nosed riders back in the ’70s, the contest is a unique off-road event where one thing is guaranteed: if you’re not getting messy, then you’re not trying hard enough.

Written by: Eva Clifford

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