Cameron Pilley is the top ranked Aussie on the World Squash Tour. In New York for a tournament at Grand Central Terminal, we spoke with Cameron about the intensity of the sport, repping Australian squash, and playing in front of the pyramids.
Brendan Fallis is one of New York City’s premier DJs, his skills behind the decks have taken him around the world, working for brands as diverse as Absolut, GQ, and Louis Vuitton. We caught up with Brendan to talk about how he escapes the city—whether it’s hitting the gym or vacationing in Australia—and the importance of having discipline in New York.
Hustle: Rugby In Brooklyn
In Malery Billingy’s opinion, American football has nothing on rugby. Though rare in the States, the game is making waves in Brooklyn through programs like Play Rugby USA. A rugger since eighth grade, Malery has a fierce resume of athletic accomplishments: a rugby scholarship to LIFE University, a spot on the North American Invitational Sevens Team, and MVP of Stanford Rugby Camp. Now, as a high school senior, Mallory credits rugby with opening new doors for herself and her peers. CONVICTS caught up with Malery to get her take on tackling, the patience that rugby instills, and what Brooklynites think of the game.
Yoga For Bad People
Raise your hand if you’re a good person. That’s what we thought. Katelin Sisson and Heather Lilleston, the founders of Yoga for Bad People, are two yogis who take their practice seriously without taking themselves too seriously.
Aussie artist George Raftopoulos mines his everyday world for both inspiration and raw material, then combines the two into politically charged works that pack a punch.
Cody Heffernan is the number one pro bull rider in Australia. In New York for the Built Ford Tough Series, the biggest tour on the Professional Bull Rider circuit, we spoke to Cody about the thrill of the ride, the significance of riding at Madison Square Garden, and wearing a cowboy hat around the city.