Jon Glaser is not a super asshole, but he plays one on TV
The mind behind "Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter" talks about Instagram lies, helicopter moms, and the two way street of masturbation.
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.
Inside the world of Lyft spam on Facebook
What happens if your profile picture ends up on a fake Facebook profile pushing ridesharing services? Hopes&Fears goes fishing for bots and talks to copyright experts.
Inside the misunderstood world of psychiatric service dogs
Service dogs for people with psychiatric disabilities and mental illnesses play a complex role in society and struggle for legitimacy. Hopes&Fears meets with the trainers of these canine companions.
How will Facebook’s "reactions" play with our emotions?
From "Wow" to "Sad", Facebook is testing its new post-like "reactions." We asked a psychologist, a sociologist, and a tech theorist why they are doing this to us and how it might affect our feelings.
Party king Andrew W.K. brings his zen to motivational speaking
We talked to Andrew W.K. about his role as a motivational speaker, forgoing college, and finding enlightenment in the C major scale.
Are you happy now? The uncertain future of emotion analytics
By the time we'll need reform, it might be too late.
Digging for glory with Long Island’s beachcombers
Hopes&Fears went to Jones Beach with the metal detector enthusiasts of the Atlantic Treasure Club to observe them in their natural habitat.
CAN's Damo Suzuki on busking across Europe in the late 60s
The former krautrock frontman and improvisation advocate talks about his life before CAN, when he was a spiritual traveler and homeless drifter, remembering what it truly meant to be free.
"Don't start a record label." An interview with Stones Throw's Peanut Butter Wolf
The producer and Stones Throw label head gives us the lowdown on his favorite summer jams and his advice for aspiring record moguls.
How the fashion industry chases the internet, with VFiles' Preston Chaunsumlit
The fashion designer turned entertainer talks about 90s top models, robots, and how porn is paving the way for innovative fashion.
A haven of freaks,
a mix by Dreamcrusher
The Wichita transplant talks about otherness, Sandra Bland, early noise influences, and finding a community on the web.
Tobias van Schneider on Spotify, Macromedia, and how universities are failing designers
The rock star designer talks to us about his first designs, leaving school at 15, and what Europe has to do to compete with the American market.
Catching up with Syrian dance icon Omar Souleyman
The wedding music phenomenon talks Ray-Bans, having dinner with Bjork, and what constitutes his perfect day.
Machinedrum ecstasy, a mix from No-Tech's Ciarra Black
Appetite's Ciarra Black talks pop music, shitty art fans, and the warehouses where she first got the techno bug.
Why women are "sidelined" at the Brooklyn Museum's sneakerhead exhibit
"The Rise of Sneaker Culture" at the Brooklyn Museum was cast as a male-centric exhibit. We talk with the curator and present a new narrative that needs to emerge for an equal future.
The internet is for queers: an interview with “Gender Is Over”
We interviewed Gender Is Over’s Marie McGwier and Nina Mashurova about fashion, the future of genderqueer youth, and what it’s like to be all over Miley Cyrus’s Instagram.
Stoner calisthenics, a weekend mix from JX Cannon
The NYC-based electronic musician shares some of his favorite footwork cuts and tells us about his favorite drinks, first parties, and how he is not Beyonce.
A playlist from the new noise nihilists of Uniform
The Brooklyn-based duo celebrate the release of their LP 'Perfect World' tomorrow at Trans Pecos in Queens, NY.
Your summer guide to left-field music happenings: festivals, warehouse parties and forest gatherings
From the woods of Niigata and West Virginia, to the warehouses of Bushwick and Berlin, here are our summertime picks for experimental music events.
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.
Brunch is toast
Shortages of Prosecco and eggs are making it easier to want to sleep in this weekend.
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."
Why do I feel so bad?
Here are the reasons why you feel sick, depressed and generally terrible in April and May, and June, July and August. And especially September and October. And also in November, December, January...
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.
Unauthorized Edward Snowden statue erected in Brooklyn
New York artists install Snowden bust on top of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park.
French Parliament bans “excessively thin” models
French MPs fight anorexia by banning models under a certain Body Mass Index.
Pass-it-over: weed is kosher
Passover begins tonight, April 3, and while boozing is prohibited for those observing the holiday, apparently it’s okay to toke, according to a New York rabbi.
California goes drier
California Governor Edmund Brown announced statewide water restrictions today, the first in the state’s history, aiming to reduce the sunshine state’s water usage by 25%.
All the April Fools media jokes
We don't have an April 1st joke, but we're going to live-broadcast all the media pranks for you right here, as we see them.
San Francisco prison guards force inmates into Game of Thrones-style fight club
Four San Francisco County jail prison guards were put on leave Thursday after it was revealed they had been forcing inmates to fight one another as they bet on the fights.
How many Twitter characters does it take to raise one billion dollars?
Tesla's stock soared after the click of a mouse.
Navajo Nation employs “junk food” tax
The southwest reservation is employing a 2 per cent tax increase on food with no nutritional value.
Myspace refugees: waxing philosophical on top 8s and page-view-rated music
Hopes&Fears's Mike Sheffield seeks out the wandering souls of Myspace.
Art that startups buy
Talking with Skillshare, Enigma, Electric Objects, Kickstarter, and Tumblr, we learned how these startups art-up their work place.