True Groove All-Stars, headed up by producer/singer-songwriter and guitarist Tomás Doncker, have released a cover of Nick Lowe’s 1970s classic, “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding”. Founder of the True Groove record label, Doncker is a music icon in and of himself, getting his start in the NYC No-Wave movement of the 1980s. This track is […]


25 Nov
Warming up a classic collab for Fall/Winter 2014

Italian high-fashion house and masters of vibrant knits Missoni have teamed up yet again with Converse to ultra-lux a series of their Chuck Taylor All Stars. There’s just something fundamentally classic to a pair of Chucks that they will always garner new designer reduxes. Hence the arrival of the Missoni’s new Zip Hi “Cashew” this Fall/Winter. With the upper in Cashew-colored suede and a warming […]


14 Jan
From the upcoming lost album "Out Among the Stars"

In 2012, while going through the belongings of his parents Johnny Cash and June Carter, John Carter Cash found a stash of master tapes from a long lost non-released album titled Out Among the Stars. The album was originally recorded for his longtime label Columbia, but because Cash’s popularity had declined so dramatically in the 1980s the […]


18 Apr
Dyed & woven zigzag knit high-tops for Summer

One of the best collaborations going in the sneaker game — that between Converse and Missoni — continues with a new take on the timeless Chuck Taylor All Star. As can be found with the original All Star Hi Tops, or those from 2010, 2011 or 2012 (or even their Auckland Racer running shoes) the new […]


1 Mar
An all mesh high-top sneaker with translucent Star logo

Converse’s latest iteration of their classic Chuck Taylor high-tops comes in under the Reform label. The shoes use a an all mesh upper, perfect for the warming climes of spring and summer, and are available in three colorways: white, black and grey. The All Stars also feature a color trim on top of the thick vulcanized […]


16 Feb
Barbara Nitke's photography book on the world of 1980s XXX

Photographer Barbara Nitke began her career working in pornography in the early 80s — consider Boogie Nights, only without prosthetic genitalia and cherry red Corvettes. Nitke at the time was hired as a set photographer and saw the entire industry through a lens and perspective that very few were privy to. Besides shooting many of […]


13 Feb
The Chuck Taylor classic gets a limited edition premium sheen

New for 2012 comes Converse Japan’s oiled leather edition of their classic Chuck Taylor All Stars. The limited edition high-tops feature a buttery smooth premium brown leather upper that’s been well oiled, giving the normally pedestrian shoe a very exquisite sheen. The shoes are teamed up with hiking boot laces, an off-white sole, an embossed […]


10 Feb
5 top producers perform with unexpected collaborators to surprisingly good results

Caught the official premier of the documentary RE:GENERATION last night at the Mann Chinese theater, and have to say we were pretty impressed. LIAS previewed the RE:GENERATION Music Project late last year when we were leaked a teaser and were hopeful with what we’d seen, but the finished product really takes the potential of the concept to […]