Peter Holslin

Scenes

San Diego Is Paradise for Goths

The scene there is both long-lasting and newly burgeoning, something you might not expect from the sunny city known for its beaches.
Peter Holslin
2.4.19
Features

Six Explosive Tracks that Define Mahraganat, Egypt's Wildly Popular Street Music

We spoke with Mahmoud Refat, head of the influential 100Copies label, about what makes the sound so vital.
Peter Holslin
3.29.17
Noisey Show

How Turkish Label Drug Boulevard Is Using Dream Pop to Resist Oppression

"You feel an invisible hand pulling you back from progress," says founder Kubilay Yigit, but that hasn't stopped him from creating an international roster.
Peter Holslin
1.31.17
London

Is Shamstep a Made-Up Genre For Hipsters—or a Defining Movement of Arab Youth Culture?

47Soul is a band whose politically-conscious style of Arabic dance music is catching on everywhere from Lebanon to London.
Peter Holslin
9.2.16
Stuff

Pulse's Regulars Talk About What the Nightclub Means to Them

"It's very accepting. You can have a beard and wear a dress. You can be straight. You can be a beautiful drag queen. You can be an ugly drag queen."
Peter Holslin
6.14.16
Music

Why Embattled LA DIY Venue The Smell Is So Important

After LA's DIY music venue The Smell was threatened with a demolition notice, we spoke to some of the bands who came up performing and hanging out there.
Peter Holslin
6.3.16
Health

Catholic Hospitals Are Still Denying Women Pregnancy-Related Care for 'Moral Reasons'

Now, the ACLU is suing healthcare giant Dignity Health for denying women tubal ligations and other contraceptive care.
Peter Holslin
5.3.16
Stuff

The Ringling Bros Elephant Sanctuary Is Hardly a Paradise

Animal rights activists applauded the Ringling Bros' decision to send their elephants into retirement, but a new report from PETA paints a very dark picture of their sanctuary.
Peter Holslin
2.24.16
News

Meet the Nudists Willing to Sue Their City for the Right to Get Naked

A nudist group in Southern California is up in arms over their city's recent decision to ban them from holding private skinny-dipping gatherings in the municipal pool.
Peter Holslin
1.26.16
Stuff

The Fight to Preserve the House of the Man Who Invented Sci-Fi

Forrest J. Ackerman, the late literary agent to writers like Ray Bradbury and L. Ron Hubbard, held a trove of sci-fi artifacts in his LA home. Now, his fans are vying to save it from being turned into a parking lot.
Peter Holslin
1.15.16
tech

Virtual Reality Slaughterhouses Could Be the Future of Animal Rights Activism

Virtual reality makes it possible to see factory farms and slaughterhouses up close, without having to travel.
Peter Holslin
12.11.15
News

California Is Considering New Draconian Porn Regulations

Porn producers would get full access to performers' medical records, condoms would be required on set, and facial ejaculation wouldn't be allowed without safety goggles.
Peter Holslin
11.10.15
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