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The Turley Effect: can a rogue designer make MTV cool again?
  • Media
  • December 10 2015, 1:45 PM

The Turley Effect: can a rogue designer make MTV cool again?

Design guru Richard Turley turned around Bloomberg Businessweek, but can he save music television?

  • Media
  • December 4 2015, 4:23 PM
  • San Bernardino

Is it legal for a landlord to invite media into a killer's home?

Earlier, media outlets reported from inside the suspected San Bernardino shooters' home. We ask civil rights and criminal defense attorneys about the legal, procedural and ethical consequences.

Inside the jihadi lifestyle magazine wars
  • Media
  • November 4 2015, 3:04 PM

Inside the jihadi lifestyle magazine wars

How English-language longreads targeted to would-be mujahideen in the West became a battleground for the future of radical Islam.

The overdue and opportunistic push towards diversity in comic books
  • Media
  • October 26 2015, 12:46 PM

The overdue and opportunistic push towards diversity in comic books

With a black Captain America and the new Midnighter series there’s a growing movement towards diversity in comics. That diversity is yet to be reflected inside the industry.

  • Media
  • October 14 2015, 5:11 PM

Pitchfork's female contributors respond to Condé Nast's acquisition and "millennial males” comment

Pitchfork's female contributors respond to Condé Nast's acquisition and "millennial males” comment

Condé Nast's chief digital officer Fred Santarpia said that the music site's value comes from a “very passionate audience of millennial males." We asked female contributors to respond.

Why do tabloid headlines use so many puns?
  • Media
  • October 8 2015, 4:56 PM

Why do tabloid headlines use so many puns?

Why do tabloid headlines use so many puns? We talked to staff members at the Post and the Daily News, as well as a linguist, about why this is done and whether or not it will continue.

Professional hoax-busters on Planned Parenthood, anti-vaxxers and the disinformation age
  • Media
  • September 28 2015, 12:19 PM

Professional hoax-busters on Planned Parenthood, anti-vaxxers and the disinformation age

Hopes&Fears speaks to a rumor expert, a cognitive deception researcher and skeptical investigators about the never-ending work to expose the truth.

20 new words from the Oxford Dictionary, illustrated
  • Media
  • August 28 2015, 4:20 PM

20 new words from the Oxford Dictionary, illustrated

From hangry to butt-dial.

  • News
  • August 25 2015, 1:49 PM

The 19 craziest entries from Buzzfeed's Style Guide, illustrated with gifs

The 19 craziest entries from Buzzfeed's Style Guide, illustrated with gifs

From Kimye to sidebutt.

  • Reading list of the day
  • August 20 2015, 2:48 PM

The essential long reads on Hurricane Katrina's 10-year anniversary

The essential long reads on Hurricane Katrina's 10-year anniversary

Thankfully, on this sombre anniversary, journalists around the country are tackling this history in creative and moving ways.

  • News
  • August 17 2015, 11:03 AM

Weekend Roundup: John Oliver's church, Mockingjay's NSFW poster, and Toy Story's love story?

Weekend Roundup: John Oliver's church, Mockingjay's NSFW poster, and Toy Story's love story?

Whoever's doing quality control for the 'Hunger Games' posters might get fired.

  • News
  • August 13 2015, 5:23 PM

Are you dead? Check the US Social Security's "Death Master File" and find out

Are you dead? Check the US Social Security's "Death Master File" and find out

See how many times your name has been born and has died, when your name was trending, and how popular your name is among dead people overall.

  • News
  • August 10 2015, 12:04 PM

Weekend Roundup: Space vegetables, Ghost Busters & Vanity Fair’s “Dating Apocalypse”

Weekend Roundup: Space vegetables, Ghost Busters & Vanity Fair’s “Dating Apocalypse”

Just because it was the weekend, didn't mean we stopped reading the news.

  • Long read of the day
  • July 31 2015, 1:03 PM

Privately funded police force in New Orleans uses apps to patrol rich, white French Quarter

Privately funded police force in New Orleans uses apps to patrol rich, white French Quarter

An article published yesterday in The New York Times Magazine profiles a New Orleans man named Sidney Torres who has implemented his own security task force in his French Quarter neighborhood.

  • News
  • July 30 2015, 11:27 AM

NBCUniversal to invest in Buzzfeed, Vox

NBCUniversal to invest in Buzzfeed, Vox

The deals would value Buzzfeed at $1.5 billion and Vox at $850 million.

How Iceland is trying to make "actual journalism" legal
  • Media
  • July 29 2015, 8:03 PM

How Iceland is trying to make "actual journalism" legal

In Reykjavik, Hopes&Fears talks to Guðjón Idir, Director of the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative, about how the organization aims to make Iceland the safest country in the world for journalists.

  • News
  • July 20 2015, 3:14 PM

A timeline of Gawker's tumultuous week

A timeline of Gawker's tumultuous week

A round up of the developments in Gawker's controversial story on Condé Nast's CFO and the subsequent fallout.

  • News
  • July 16 2015, 3:09 PM

What happens when you're released after decades in prison

What happens when you're released after decades in prison

Former prisoners often struggle with simple tasks.

I hid Illuminati symbols in broadcast news graphics because I was bored
  • Media
  • July 15 2015, 4:55 PM

I hid Illuminati symbols in broadcast news graphics because I was bored

An anonymous 3D graphics designer talks about hiding Satanic and "Freemasonry" conspiracy symbols in the broadcast news just because he could.

  • Quote of the day
  • June 9 2015, 11:32 AM

Miley Cyrus is "literally open to every single thing that is consenting"

Miley Cyrus is "literally open to every single thing that is consenting"

Paper Magazine just published a cover story on Miley Cyrus, "perhaps her generation's most unlikely social activist" with daring, trippy, pastel-hued photos by Paola Kudacki.