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What it’s like to be an art handler for real housewives, Wall Street weasels, and Jay Z. Image 1.

What Do You Do January 04, 2016 12:30 PM

What it’s like to be an art handler for real housewives, Wall Street weasels, and Jay Z

 

In this installment of our anonymous interview series, we spoke with three art handlers who install artworks in museums, galleries and estates. 

 

What it's like to be a travel writer, from free booze to near-death experiences. Image 1.

What Do You Do December 28, 2015 6:44 PM

What it's like to be a travel writer, from free booze to near-death experiences

 

We spoke with three travel writers who report from exotic, wild or luxurious destinations for money.

 

What it’s like to sling Christmas trees round the clock in NYC. Image 1.

What Do You Do December 21, 2015 12:04 PM

What it’s like to sling Christmas trees round the clock in NYC

 

In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we talk with the people who
farm and sell you your Christmas trees.

 

  • What Do You Do
  • December 14 2015, 1:04 PM

What it's like to be an inheritor

What it's like to be an inheritor

In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we talk to inheritors, trust fund recipients, and the solemnly rich.

What it’s really like to work
for Parks and Rec. Image 1.

What Do You Do December 07, 2015 12:35 PM

What it’s really like to work
for Parks and Rec

 

In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we spoke with four government workers who help keep our public green spaces
in check.

 

From bar fights to brunch etiquette, what it’s like to be a bouncer in NYC
. Image 1.

What Do You Do November 30, 2015 11:21 AM

From bar fights to brunch etiquette, what it’s like to be a bouncer in NYC

 

In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we spoke with three bouncers who check IDs and keep the peace at local city hotspots.

 

I’m a best-selling Amazon Kindle author and I crush some huge checks. Image 1.

What Do You Do November 23, 2015 4:41 PM

I’m a best-selling Amazon Kindle
author and I crush some
huge checks

 

In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we spoke with authors who left behind substandard careers to peddle their words on Amazon.

 

From tech bros to armed robbery,
what it's like to deliver weed by bike in NYC. Image 1.

What Do You Do November 16, 2015 11:54 AM

From tech bros to armed robbery,
what it’s like to deliver weed by bike in NYC

 

In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we spoke with three bike messengers who brave cops, robbers and inclement weather to deliver your weed.

 

From Disney merch to bondage gear, what it's like to be a Hot Topic employee
  • What Do You Do
  • November 9 2015, 10:50 AM

From Disney merch to bondage gear, what it's like to be a Hot Topic employee

In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we spoke with three employees of the nostalgically goth mall chain.

From intimacy to kink, what it's like to be polyamorous relationship coach
  • What Do You Do
  • November 2 2015, 2:10 PM

From intimacy to kink, what it's like to be polyamorous relationship coach

In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we spoke with three polyamory coaches who help clients navigate being in love with multiple partners.

From price gouging to public sex, what it's like to be a bartender in NYC
  • What Do You Do
  • October 26 2015, 4:12 PM

From price gouging to public sex, what it's like to be a bartender in NYC

In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we spoke with two bartenders who have mixed and served drinks in a range of establishments across New York City.

What it's like to write for content farms, from Brooklyn to the Philippines
  • What Do You Do
  • October 13 2015, 3:03 PM

What it's like to write for content farms, from Brooklyn to the Philippines

We spoke with two writers for content farms who generate large amounts of text content that exists solely to promote products or brands.

I'm a celebrity stylist
  • What Do You Do
  • August 6 2015, 2:02 PM

I'm a celebrity stylist

In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we talk to fashion stylist who clothes celebrity clients for the red carpet.

I was a (straight) male stripper at gay clubs
  • What Do You Do
  • August 4 2015, 3:28 PM

I was a (straight) male stripper at gay clubs

In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we talk to a straight male stripper who shook his shit in gay establishments.

I gave up teaching Spanish to kick ass in the UFC
  • What Do You Do
  • July 30 2015, 1:52 PM

I gave up teaching Spanish to kick ass in the UFC

In the latest installment of Hopes&Fears' anonymous interview series, we talk to a former Spanish teacher turned UFC fighter.

I'm the voice of junk food and your "vampire boyfriend"
  • What Do You Do
  • July 28 2015, 12:45 PM

I'm the voice of junk food and your "vampire boyfriend"

In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we talk to a voiceover actor who lends his talents to competing snack brands and creepy toys.

I was a hipster mover for yuppies, hoarders, and cat killers
  • What Do You Do
  • July 23 2015, 4:56 PM

I was a hipster mover for yuppies, hoarders, and cat killers

In the latest installment of our anonymous interview series, we talk to an illegitimate moving company employee who endured hoarders, stabbings, and a catricide to help yuppies unload their stuff.

Art world to warlords: I'm a negotiation coach for million-dollar deals
  • What Do You Do
  • July 20 2015, 1:44 PM

Art world to warlords: I'm a negotiation coach for million-dollar deals

In the latest installment of Hopes&Fears’ anonymous interview series, we talk to a negotiation consultant who coaches clients how to bluff their way through high-stakes talks.

I'm a Ben Franklin impersonator and the ladies love me
  • What Do You Do
  • July 16 2015, 12:22 PM

I'm a Ben Franklin impersonator and the ladies love me

In the latest installment of Hopes&Fears’ anonymous interview series, we talk to a neighborhood fixture who gets into character as Ben Franklin for a living.

I was a professional sperm donor
  • What Do You Do
  • July 13 2015, 2:05 PM

I was a professional sperm donor

In the latest installment of Hopes&Fears’ anonymous interview series, we talk to a struggling actor who made a livelihood selling his semen.