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Friend Date by John Miskelly

He felt a new kind of shame, not of gullibility or victimhood, but reactionary judgement. The self-hate of self-pity. The self-hate of being so easily hateful.

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An Oral History of The Lost Sounds by Ryan Leach

An Oral History of The Lost Sounds: "I think The Lost Sounds singlehandedly changed the direction of garage rock." -Larry Hardy, In The Red Records

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An Oral History of the Gun Club by Ryan Leach

The Gun Club is one of Los Angeles’s greatest bands. Lead singer, guitarist, and figurehead Jeffrey Lee Pierce fits in easily with the genius songwriting of Arthur Lee (Love), Chris Hillman (Byrds), and John Doe and Exene (X). Unfortunately, neither he nor his band achieved the notoriety of his fellow luminary Angelinos.

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Some Punks’ Guide to Fitness By Jennifer Whiteford

Featuring interviews with Hallie Bulleit (Unlovables), Dan Yemin (Paint It Black, Kid Dynamite), and Grant Lawrence (The Smugglers) (Originally titled: Live Slow, Die Old: Punk Rock and Exercise)

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One Punk’s Guide to Gardening by Jon Mule

Figuring out that a seed could be placed in the ground to produce more fruit is the greatest technological advancement in the history of the world…. I consider it a revolutionary act to get off the computer, go outside, and plant a seed in the dirt.

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How to Fight for a Skatepark by Todd Taylor

Hopefully, some kids—who’ve never kick turned on transition before—will begin ruling the bowl. Some kid will start skating tomorrow and never stop.

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One Punk’s Guide to Starting Your Own DIY Record Label by Kevin Dunn

Most DIY punk labels lose money regularly. There is a simple reason for that: their business model is not one defined by profit-maximization. In the simplest terms, they are intentionally bad capitalists.

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One Punk’s Guide to Professional Soccer, Book Publishing, and Corporate Ideology By Sean Carswell

Every thinking person develops a process for deeply questioning the ideas that culture assumes as a given and actions resulting from these ideas.

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One Punk’s Guide to Christian Punk By Kurt Morris

I can almost guarantee your first thought when you saw the title to this piece was, “Christian punk? What in the world is an article about Christian punk doing in Razorcake?” Well, it’s likely you’ve come across a punk or two (especially if you live in an area with a predominantly Christian population) who describes themselves as a Christian punk...

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Teenage Alcoholics: Punk Rock in East Los Angeles by Jimmy Alvarado updated and revised 2017

I feel it’s important to stress that this was intended to be a primer on East L.A. punk and not a definitive history.

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One Punk’s Guide to Bike Touring by John Miskelly

What the private jet is to vulgar rock superstardom the bike is to punk, but in reverse. Eat, hydrate, ride, repeat.

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Puro Pinche Poetry—Gritos del Barrio, edited by Ever Velasquez and Nicole Macias

Puro Pinche Poetry—Gritos del Barrio was created by two long-time Razorcake contributors Ever Velasquez and Nicole Macias and is a platform to celebrate, elevate, and feature local Los Angeles-based, gender-nonconforming individuals, femmes of color writers, and poets.

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