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Learn How to Longboard in 7 Simple Steps

Learning how to longboard doesn't require much, aside from a longboard, a helmet and pads, and some shoes. But before you begin, you should know the …

Extreme Sports

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Art

Mesmerizing Underwater Photography by Mother-Daughter Tandem

Not too many people can brag of an underwater model/photographer tandem such as that which Sacha Kalis and Elena Kalis have. They also happen to be …

Scuba Diving

A Night At The Rock: Former Alcatraz Inmate Journeys Back

For 29 years, Alcatraz — the notorious prison off the coast of San Francisco — housed some of the nation's worst criminals: Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, Birdman Robert Stroud.<p>Today, 50 years after it closed, it's a museum. And earlier this year, the National Park Service gave Bill Baker, a former …

Escape to Alcatraz: Go Directly to Jail to Tour the Gardens

Who knew that for decades San Francisco’s famous Alcatraz prison harbored not only notorious criminals, but also a collection of lush gardens?<p>The …

Alcatraz history video: The Rock's history before Capone.

Famous for housing a who's-who of criminals and murderers, Alcatraz made a name for itself as the country's first supermax prison. But before Capone, …

Alcatraz in San Francisco, USA

It all started innocently enough back in 1775, when Spanish lieutenant Juan Manuel de Ayala sailed the <i>San Carlos</i> past the 22-acre island he called Isla de Alcatraces (Isle of the Pelicans). In 1859 a new post on Alcatraz became the first US West Coast fort, and soon proved handy as a holding pen …

Native Americans

My Night at Alcatraz: Sleeping Over at San Francisco's Storied Prison

“I’m doing an overnight at Alcatraz and spending a night in a cell (eek!). Would you have any interest in joining,” read my friend’s email.<p>“Are you kidding me?!?!” I replied immediately. “YES.”<p>Ever since a fourth-grade field trip to the landmark federal penitentiary, I’d been fascinated by the …

Gravity-Defying Photographs Capture Parkour Athletes in Motion

In the darkened streets of New York City, Brooklyn-based photographer Ben Franke captures the gravity-defying vaults of Parkour athletes. The …

Stunning Photo Series Captures Fast-Paced Parkour Moments

It's no secret that parkour is rich with movement -- but we've never seen the sport's potential for poetry, precision and power like this before.<p>In "Parkour In Motion," photographer Ben Franke captures the action of the sport in an unprecedented way.Although Franke has been shooting the parkour …

SUCH COOL MOVES: Assassin's Creed Unity Parkour

To celebrate the upcoming release of Assassin's Creed Unity due out this October, Youtuber Devin Supertramp teamed up with Ubisoft to produce this …

New in the Shop: Jonathan Lucas' Incredible World of Parkour

London-based photographer Jonathan Lucas captures incredible images of parkour athletes who swiftly and artistically move through their urban environments. The active acrobats' movements coupled with Lucas' keen eye for composition and light make for some truly breathtaking shots. The photographer …

Parkour

Why I love ... parkour

Reducing risk and avoiding fear makes society less capable; with parkour we can reclaim our natural agility and instincts<p>The far wall was about 10ft away from the one I was standing on. The concrete ground beneath me was perhaps twenty five feet down. My plan was to jump to the other wall from …

Parkour

The Wall of the Wonders

Project info<p>The Malecón from Havana, Cuba, represents more than 8 km of concrete. It is one of the most emblematic places that distinguishes the city, and is one of the most visited sites by Cubans and tourists. It is like a sofa with the best view on any spectacle that takes place nearby.

Cuba

The Riders of Destiny

Project info<p>Romi Perbawa has spent four years documenting the child racers of Sumbawa Island in Indonesia. Held at the end of the rice-harvesting season, these races often involve children as young as 5 years old, with the horses they ride regularly racing at incredibly high speeds. Shockingly, …

City Politics