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JOSH TEIXEIRA

Josh Teixeira

CULTURE
BOOKS
METAL
MUSIC
SKATEBOARDING
YOUTH
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Live...Suburbia!
On the brink of adolescence my best skate buddy Tim and I found a statue of the Virgin Mary with red paint on it in the woods. Convinced that this was the site of a recent Satanic ritual, we gathered the other neighborhood kids and went with flashlights...
ALCOHOL
DRINKS
SCOTCH
The Macallan Ice Ball
Beverage purists argue that ice should never be introduced to a quality Scotch whiskey. Such thinking rests on the theory that when holding a glass, your body heat will melt the ice, resulting in a diluted spirit and sub-par drinking experience. In...
GAMING
WEBSITES
VIDEO GAMES
TECHNOLOGY
SwitchGames
For those who've ever tried to sell back a used game to Game Stop, you know the feeling when they give you your measly cash back or slightly-less-measly store credit and you have to swallow it. Unfortunately they've long been the only place...
BEVERAGES
ALCOHOL
SCOTLAND
Three Exceptional Scotches
We're not Irish enough to know if it's total sacrilege to drink scotch for St. Patrick's day festivities, but we've had the good fortune of being awash in the stuff recently here at CH HQ. Scotch has been gaining a wider audience these...
MUSIC
EXCLUSIVE
GIVEAWAYS
RECORDS
RECORD LABELS
Melvins 4xLP Exclusive Giveaway
The Melvins have been around forever. I mean, Kurt Cobain tried out to be their bassist and supposedly got so nervous he forgot all the songs. Heavily influenced (no pun intended) by Black Flag and Black Sabbath, the Melvins’ experimentally...
EXHIBITIONS
BOOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY
MUSIC
BROOKLYN
Radio Silence Photography Exhibit and Giveaway
A couple months back we had the privilege to get a sneak peek at "Radio Silence: A Selected Visual History of American Hardcore Music." The book, out now, spans the history of hardcore in the states from inception up until about 1994...
GIVEAWAYS
MOTOROLA
MUSIC
HIP HOP
MOBILE PHONES
TECHNOLOGY
MotoRokr E8 and Nas Giveaway
With features like localized haptic touchscreen feedback, a touch-sensitive scroll arc, buttons that automatically adapt to the feature in use and a built-in FM radio with song recognition, we've been geeking out on the ROKR at CH HQ for months...
FLICKR
ONLINE
PHOTOGRAPHY
WEBSITES
Blow Up Your Flickr: New Online Fullscreen Photo Viewer
We love our Flickr but the presentation of the pictures has always left a little to be desired—which is why we're so stoked on the new free photo viewer Blow Up. Blow Up makes use of the recently opened-up Flickr API to show your Flickr...
BOOKS
MUSIC
PHOTOGRAPHY
Radio Silence: A Selected Visual History of American Hardcore Music
Much like John Cusak’s character in High Fidelity, we at CH constantly wrestle with the proper way to organize our records. Alphabetical? Chronological? Emotional significance? "Radio Silence," a forthcoming book from MTV...
ZUNES
MICROSOFT
MP3 PLAYERS
DEVICES
CUSTOMIZATION
LIMITED EDITION
ARTIST-DESIGNED
Joy Division Zune Giveaway
Zune continues to innovate with custom device designs and inventive packaging, this time upping the ante with a black version in homage to Joy Division. Since the launch of the Zune originals series, we've been impressed with Zune's willingness...
ARTISTS
ART
INDIA
Vinay Somana Ganapathy
Born in southern India, raised in suburban Connecticut and formally trained in Syracuse, Brooklyn artist Vinay Somana Ganapathy draws on multiple influences that inform his imagery and work. Mixing pen, pencil and paint, Vinay’...
JEWELRY
FASHION
ACCESSORIES
BOSTON
Leslie Shershow Jewelry
Boston-area metalsmith and jewelry designer Leslie Shershow finds inspiration in topics as disparate as found objects, stuffed animals, and the exploitation of nature by humans. Despite the wide array of subject matter, her collections share a refined...
MUSIC
INDIE
NEW YORK
CHICAGO
Three Recent Releases
Ida: Lover's Prayers Trying to avoid obvious comparisons like Low and The Spinanes is tough, maybe only because I love all of these bands, but Ida's new record Lover's Prayers is easily one of the strongest of its ilk. Interweaving pianos...
BROOKLYN
ART
ARTISTS
SKULLS
Ken Madore
Nightmares, conspiracy theories, mystic symbolism and allegories on family tragedy are all fodder for Brooklyn-based artist Ken Madore's work. Crafting obsessively-detailed and intricate works of ink on paper—often on a huge scale—...
MUSIC
SWEDEN
ROCK
INDIE
NORWAY
Ida Maria
So we heard the most amazing unsigned band in Williamsburg, Brooklyn the other night. Except we were at a noodle and dumpling bar called Snacky and the band was blaring from an iPod. Norwegian-by-way-of-Sweden Ida Maria and her bandmates are sure...
MUSIC
INDIE
Annuals and Manchester Orchestra Tour
Finishing up the last leg of their North American tour, Annuals and Manchester Orchestra have been bringing their intense style of melancholic indie rock to cities across the country for the last couple of months. Cool Hunting was lucky enough to...
MUSIC
EVENTS
BROOKLYN
Les Savy Fav: Let's Stay Friends Album and Tour
The first new record in six years deserves a party. And who rocks the party that rocks the body better than Brooklyn's Les Savy Fav? To celebrate last week's way-too-late release of Let's Stay Friends on French Kiss Records, LSF knocked...
IPHONE
CASES
DEVICE ACCESSORIES
The iPhone Case Face-Off: Sena vs. Incase
Now that you've got your iPhone, you've probably also made the resolution to stop losing your phone in cabs, dropping it into toilets or letting it smash to the ground on late night walks home. Well, at least I have. To that end come the...