When photographer Mike Belleme set out to capture a portrait of America in 2016, he found a nation teetering on a precipice of change and riddled with insecurity. But unlike the hard lines of black-and-white campaigns, fear in the heart is a nuanced spectrum.
Rapper Big Momma, aka Maurice Montgomery, has always been something of an outsider. As a child he was fascinated by serial killers, bullied by his peers, the only black kid on his scene. With an aesthetic he describes as a combination of Lil' Kim and WWE's The Undertaker, his music sings to a harrowing past and a difficult future.
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An enviable CV doesn’t make you immune from feeling inadequate. Under pressure to work harder and longer, talented young coder Maxim Cramer, 25, transformed the way she lived, resulting in a healthier, happier and more productive approach to her career.
Hunter S. Thompson lived his life on the verge, surrounded by guns, booze and drugs, and people who never made it. Now his son, Juan F. Thompson, is peeling back the myth of an icon who once famously said: never turn your back on fear.