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An Oral History of 'Transworld Skateboarding' Magazine

The co-founders, long-time employees, and professional skaters remember the legendary magazine, which ended its print publication earlier this year.
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A Brief History of Skateboarders Smoking Cigarettes While Skateboarding

Looking back on a (mostly) unfortunate trend.
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Jagger Eaton Celebrated a Skateboarding Win with a Caesar Salad

It was probably one of the more responsible celebrations in Tampa Pro history.
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Why Have Skateboards Cost $50 for 30 Years?

Somehow, give or take a few bucks, skateboard decks have stayed the same price over the past three decades.
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The 2017 Music Issue

That Time the Foo Fighters Got Censored on FM Radio Because of 9/11

Looking back at the soft, bizarre censorship in a post-9/11 world, including songs by Elton John, AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more.
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I Took the LSAT with Zero Preparation

Some test-takers study for months, prepping so extensively it becomes a full-time job. I went in cold.
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The 16 project

Skater Jagger Eaton is Already a Star, But Can He Hang in the Streets?

"I wouldn't say my life is the typical 16-year-old life."
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Broadly DK

What Swearing Off Sex Does to Your Brain

Some people claim abstaining from orgasm can enhance productivity, creativity, and peace of mind. Do any doctors agree?
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Why Instagram Became the Perfect Breeding Ground for Conspiracy Theories

The insular nature of the platform has allowed the angry and disaffected to find each other, spread their message, and bypass the gatekeepers of mainstream media in a way that was previously unimaginable outside of Reddit and 4Chan.
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The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Watching the Terrifying Election as an American in Berlin

Even with a language barrier, Berlin feels more like home than most of non-urban America does.
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Halloween Is Fine

Like most reasonable people, I do not love Halloween, but I'm not such a spoilsport as to hate it, either.
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the vice reader

Bob Dylan Doesn't Need a Nobel Prize

The winner never pleases everyone, but it's at least a chance to remind the larger public that serious literature exists, and to give one person a nice boost in book sales.
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