thebradmiskell

http://dogtownink.com

Posts by thebradmiskell:

Old Glory's Kevin Hinton

Amerikan Traditionalist

“I got my first tattoo when I was thirteen,” says Kevin Hinton. We sit at the bar in Hama Sushi, across the street from Venice’s Old Glory Tattoo Parlor, the shop Hinton has owned and operated since 2005. I wonder who, in America, tattoos thirteen-year-olds.

Read on →

swinger

AMONG THE SWINGERS

Never have I witnessed the depravity I witnessed among the swingers…That was going to be my opener. But then I didn’t really witness any depravity among the swingers and thought to reconsider. (I did. I’m sticking with my gut.)

Read on →

Art Cars, Highway Stars

Art Cars, Highway Stars

Didrik and I saw off this art caravan in San Francisco’s East Bay then caught up again with them in Arizona for the last leg of their drive to the border town of Douglas, AZ. The art cars all attracted all kinds of attention, none more so than Rebecca Caldwell’s Carthedral, which nearly sent several passing motorists motoring off the road.

Read on →

Bollywood Berkeley

Bollywood Berkeley

Bollywood film dance troupe competitions are the bomb: What college kid doesn’t want to dress in outrageous costumes and undulate with enthusiastic members of the opposite sex? Arranged marriages can wait. Bring the bhangra!

Read on →

C's FOR CYBELE WITH HER GOREY TATTOO

C’s FOR CYBELE WITH HER GOREY TATTOO

A tattoo of two children hitting each other over the head with croquet mallets graces Cybele O’Brien’s left shoulder. It’s an illustration by that master of morbid, Edward Gorey, from his book The Epiplectic Bicycle.

Read on →

CBS Crew\'s Melrose Graffiti Gallery

CBS Crew’s Melrose Graffiti Gallery

A look at some of CBS Crew’s rad Melrose Ave work while Dytch talks a little about respect — or the lack thereof — by certain members of the media and wannabe graff writers.

Read on →

Clown School

Clown School (dress code not enforced)

Tommy the Clown and his young dancers woke at 4 a.m. to get made up, then performed at three separate venues, punctuated by random, mid-traffic promotions for an upcoming show while still managing to crack each other up (and everyone else within earshot) throughout the day.

Read on →

Earth 2 Sci-Fi Fandom

Earth 2 Sci-Fi Fandom

Having missed that year’s mother of all Cons — San Diego’s annual Comic-Con International — I wound up attending the much older and DIY-ier World Science Fiction Convention (held in Anaheim that year)…along with the largest group of social misfits I’d ever seen under one convention hall roof.

Read on →

Feeling the heat? Go Bollywood!

Feeling the heat? Go Bollywood!

Next time you find yourself with a gun to your head, a suggestion: Slap on an outrageous grin and bust your best moves through undulating bolts of colorful fabric and a phalanx of bhangra-ing backup dancers. If you know anything at all about Bollywood movies, you’ll know it works every time.

Read on →

Gay rodeo ain't fer sissies (though they did let me in)

Gay rodeo ain’t fer sissies

My first reaction to the 2006 LA Gay Rodeo was: Are you JOKING, GAY PEOPLE! It’s an election year! aren’t you already dealing with enough bull*%#? (Or should I say guacamole? Guacamoled is rodeospeak for when a dim-witted cow craps itself all over you, as in Ann Coulter just guacamoled me.)

Read on →

Page 1 of 612345...Last »