Jak Hutchcraft

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Photos That Show London's Punk Scene Is Still Alive and Spitting

We spoke to Jude Kendall about documenting the capital's squat and punk scene.
Jak Hutchcraft
9.5.16
Gaming

It's Official, Everyone: Board Games Are Cool Now

Exploring why, in the age of video games, board game sales are up year after year, "board game bars" are becoming increasingly popular, and hundreds of thousands of people subscribe to tabletop gaming YouTube channels.
Jak Hutchcraft
3.1.16
Stuff

I Tried Hypnosis to See if It Would Make Me a Better Singer, and It Sort of Worked

Hypnotherapy is a booming business, with practitioners claiming to be capable of everything from helping you lose weight to "past life regression." But could it make me sing?
Jak Hutchcraft, Photos: Chris Bethell
2.15.16
Music

How the Band Fearless Vampire Killers Created Their Own Universe of Goth Teen Fans

You've probably never heard of the British group, but they've taken a very particular part of the world by storm.
Jak Hutchcraft
8.27.15
Stuff

Why We Need an Alternative History of the 20th Century

John Higgs's new book details the pivotal but underappreciated points in one of history's most important centuries.
Jak Hutchcraft
8.24.15
Music

Meeting LBU, London's Hardcore Party Crew

London Black-Up is a group of friends and musicians who've played a huge role in the capital's hardcore scene over the past 20 years.
Jak Hutchcraft
7.28.15
Stuff

These People Spend Thousands of Dollars Buying 'Haunted Dolls' from eBay

The purportedly possessed children's toys can sell for as little as $45 and for more than $1,500.
Jak Hutchcraft
3.10.15
travel

We Went to the Fifth Birthday of the Protest Camp Demonstrating Against the Heathrow Airport Expansion

The community was celebrating five years of avoiding eviction, so we went to see how they're getting on.
Jak Hutchcraft
3.9.15
Music

We Went to the Video Shoot for a Christmas Single Made by Pornstars

In between takes of "Coming for Christmas," we talked to the stars and executives of Television X—the UK's most treasured soft porn channel. They discussed the station's history, and if their holiday song has a chance at making the charts.
Jak Hutchcraft
11.17.14
Stuff

Fuck You and Your Penny Board

We met up with French skater Oscar Candon recently before the Supra demo at Frontside skatepark in Hackney, London. We had some morning beers and a chat about nerves, French musicians, and the stupidity of those tiny skateboards.
Jak Hutchcraft, Photos: Carl Wilson
8.29.14
Stuff

Spencer Hamilton Knows How to Sell Pro Skateboarding

I met with the Canadian pro a couple of weeks ago, just before the Supra demo at the Frontside skate park, for a chat about some of that, the joys of touring, and how important it is to understand what the fuck is going on.
Jak Hutchcraft
8.7.14
Stuff

Meet the Human Guinea Pigs Who Test Your Meds

Who are the people going through trials of untested drugs? Martyrs for medicine? Students who dropped their entire loans on kegs and mini fridges? I signed up to a clinical trial so I could meet them.
Jak Hutchcraft
8.6.14