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Your summer video game guide to future hits and hidden gems

Your summer video game guide to future hits and hidden gems

From Mad Max and Batman: Arkham Knight to Dropsy and Absolute Drift, here are the upcoming game releases that will keep you indoors all summer.

A guide to made-up drugs in film and their real life equivalents

A guide to made-up drugs in film and their real life equivalents

We round up memorable fictional drugs from Judge Dredd, Scanners, Looper and other films along with their real life analogues.

What does it take to finance a film for Cannes?

What does it take to finance a film for Cannes?

We round up the many companies and countries that provided the budgets for the stand-outs of this year’s multi-national festival line-up.

How much is Donald Trump's hair worth?

How much is Donald Trump's hair worth?

Mozart's locks are going up for auction at Sotheby's, making us wonder which factors make celebrity hair a worthy investment. As a barometer, we had Donald Trump's infamous hair appraised by experts.

Inside The Eric Andre Show with producer Joshua Cohen

Inside The Eric Andre Show with producer Joshua Cohen

Hopes&Fears talks to Joshua Cohen, supervising producer of "The Eric Andre Show" about set destruction, pissed pants and kissing cops.

Is it physiologically possible to dream with someone?

Is it physiologically possible to dream with someone?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we wonder if we can dream together. Really.

Your summer guide to movies that might not suck

Your summer guide to movies that might not suck

Summer is almost here and that means hitting the multiplex for some A.C. and popcorn. From "Jurassic World" to "Straight Outta Compton," these are the movies we're looking forward to most.

The selfie stick that reminds you that you're going to die

The selfie stick that reminds you that you're going to die

We talk to artist Pablo Garcia about his new project "Memento Mori, and other Selfie Stick Add-ons" that uses anamorphic illusions of emojis and a skull by Hans Holbein.

Office Dictionary: Babeland

Office Dictionary: Babeland

Every office has its own internal lingo. For Babeland… Well, we'll spare you the pun. Read on to learn why the asshole is a superhighway, and other bits of wisdom from the sex toy giants.

Which body part gets injured the most?

Which body part gets injured the most?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today we're curious as to which of our bits is most injury-prone.

Pitchier, Perfecter: 
a cappella tracks that don't suck

Pitchier, Perfecter: a cappella tracks that don't suck

There's a little film making the rounds about a capella music. We haven't seen it. It might be cool. Who knows. Regardless, these a capella tracks are 100% solid.

The last Princess of FAO Schwarz Fifth Ave on the end of a dynasty

The last Princess of FAO Schwarz Fifth Ave on the end of a dynasty

As FAO Schwarz gets ready to move out of its 5th Ave location, we take a trip down memory lane with the FAO Princess Heather Sparx on fixing baby dolls, personal shopping and the ass-grabbing dads.

What is the minimum wage in cities around the world?

What is the minimum wage in cities around the world?

This week in City Index we look into the minimum wages of global cities.

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City

I freeze people's brains for a living

I freeze people's brains for a living

In the latest installment of Hopes&Fears anonymous interview series, we spoke to a cryonics specialist.

We made bank running an indie BDSM dungeon

We made bank running an indie BDSM dungeon

In the latest installment of Hopes&Fears anonymous interview series, we spoke with a couple who ran a homegrown S&M operation out of their apartment.

Culture

Death is not the end: video games wrecked my idea of mortality

Death is not the end: video games wrecked my idea of mortality

Video Games have gradually turned death, the most (only?) influential and thought-provoking aspect of human existence, into a nearly-unexamined cliché. Let's examine it.

Blood, sweat and DVDs: owning a video store in the age of Netflix

Blood, sweat and DVDs: owning a video store in the age of Netflix

What must a video rental shop do to stay open in 2015?

Inside The Eric Andre Show with producer Joshua Cohen

Inside The Eric Andre Show with producer Joshua Cohen

Hopes&Fears talks to Joshua Cohen, supervising producer of "The Eric Andre Show" about set destruction, pissed pants and kissing cops.

Future

Artificial Sexuality: a roundtable discussion on screwing robots

Artificial Sexuality: a roundtable discussion on screwing robots

If true artificial intelligence is ever achieved, what role will their potential sexuality play? We asked the experts to weigh in.

From Superman to 
the Avengers, 
how technology spawned your 
favorite superheroes

From Superman to the Avengers, how technology spawned your favorite superheroes

Your favorite superhero's powers didn't come out of thin air. Here's the technological history that birthed their origins.

The near and far future of emoji

The near and far future of emoji

We asked language technologists, developers, and digital media scholars to help us forecast the ever-changing world of emojis, our favorite little presets.

Now

We took a 1997 Lonely Planet tourist guide to New York City and tried to use it in 2015
We took a 1997 Lonely Planet tourist guide to New York City and tried to use it in 2015

We took a 1997 Lonely Planet tourist guide to New York City and tried to use it in 2015

What has changed? What has stayed the same? Is the city described in the guide the same city that exists today? We've scoured the pages and walked the maps. Here's what we found.

I only spoke when spoken to for a week and became a bulldozing bitch

I only spoke when spoken to for a week and became a bulldozing bitch

Hopes&Fears challenged a friend to not initiate any conversations—spoken, e-mail or text—for a week. This is her story.