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Meet the manga avatars of your favorite tech platforms
  • Technology
  • September 15 2015, 1:48 PM

Meet the manga avatars of your favorite tech platforms

Hopes&Fears goes inside the world of OS-tans, or fan-created manga personifications of Windows 10, Facebook, Chrome and other platforms, taking a look at how corporations are coopting the phenomenon.

  • Internet
  • September 14 2015, 3:47 PM

URL IRL: Photos from an internet flea market

URL IRL: Photos from an internet flea market

Hopes&Fears went to Internet Yami-ichi’s inaugural Queens event with a photographer to document what happens when internet people spend the day offline.

  • Happenings
  • August 11 2015, 1:16 PM

Ponying up radical inclusion at BronyCon

Ponying up radical inclusion at BronyCon

Hopes&Fears attended the annual gathering of My Little Pony superfans in Baltimore, discovering a unique safe space created by—and for—everypony.

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.

  • Internet
  • July 22 2015, 11:03 AM

Killing them with cuteness: the origins of Anonymous' ISIS-Chan

Killing them with cuteness: the origins of Anonymous' ISIS-Chan

The campaign is more like culture jamming than doxxing.

  • News
  • July 13 2015, 3:43 PM

Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki to return with first 3D film

Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki to return with first 3D film

Coming out of retirement, the cherished animator and filmmaker, known for such films as 'Spirited Away' and 'Princess Mononoke,' will go 3D for the first time of his career.

The future according to anime
  • Film
  • June 11 2015, 5:03 PM

The future according to anime

We break down the events of the next bajillion years according to the masterpieces of anime. Here is a timeline of awe, hope, nuclear wars, permanently immersive MMORPGs and giant mecha.