It's hard not to wonder exactly how and why the culture of protest has waned dramatically among American youth? An article that has been circulated on the internet covers a couple possibilities. I like reading articles that expand on late night conversations, that's not just about how terrible unemployment is, how the quality of life in new york city is a constant battle, or even why actual surgeries abroad are cheaper than a simple MRI stateside. As much as politics are complicated and require serious follow up to know exactly what's going on, I can respect people that try to consolidate all related factors into one article.
Local New York skateboard photographer, Allen Ying, is initiating a kickstarter for his independent, non profit, bi monthly skateboard magazine dedicated to quality skateboard photography and the arts. The video above contains a thoughtful and thorough explanation of the magazine's mission and message. Projects like this are daunting tasks to go at alone, and just like many of life's bigger undertakings, this won't get off the ground unless people actively support through their conscious dollars! The magazine will also be printed in the US with vegetable based inks, on 100% post consumer waste, uncoated paper. As of tonight, there are 66 backers with a pledged amount of $6,376 out of a $20,000 goal. There are 26 days to go so it's not too late to add your $1s.
Visit 43 Magazine at Kickstarter to cast your moneys! And forward it to people you know who might be interested in supporting such an endeavor.