Why are most "drawings" of penises circumcised?
Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we're wondering about the appearance of painted, sculpted and graffitied shorthand for penises.
Office Dictionary: Pornhub
Every workplace has its own internal lingo. This week, we talk to the media savvy Pornhub about their office shop talk, including "scribes" and the all too image conjuring "joystick sessions."
Thank You For Playing: a film about a game about taking care of a child with terminal cancer
Hopes&Fears talks to the directors of the documentary
"Thank You For Playing" and the parents of the child who inspired the most devastating game "That Cancer, Dragon."
Is it glue? Is it plastic? Would you eat it? A food stylist explains
Hopes&Fears asks food stylist Kim Hartman for tricks of the trade: how to make a chocolate waterfall, how to keep a potato hot for 13 hours, and more mysteries of food's visual sensuousness.
Does "horsepower" mean anything?
Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we're trying to figure out if "horsepower" really means anything at all.
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.
What's changed since Fight Club: Terrorism, vibrators, soap
In the wake of Fight Club sequel news, Hopes&Fears puts plot points from the 1996 book and 1999 movie into 2015. What's new in offices, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and vibrator-related TSA issues?
Feel something real: The Dogme 95-inspired battle for the heart of live action role-playing
This is not your brother's LARP group. H&F tracks down the founders of Dogme 99, an improvisatory school of live action role-playing modeled after Lars Von Trier's Dogme 95.
Hoarders of dead media: Shaq-Fu, Space Jam and a landfill of garbage Atari games
The nostalgic junk wars extend way beyond The World Speed Project.
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.
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.