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  • Pop Stuff

Jon Glaser is not a super asshole, but he plays one on TV

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 Do You Do

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.

  • Internet

Inside the world of Lyft spam on Facebook

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
  • Wellness

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.

  • Technology

How will Facebook’s "reactions" play with our emotions?

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
  • Business

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
  • Internet

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
  • Events

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
  • Music

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
  • Music

"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
  • Wellness

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.

  • Playlist

A haven of freaks,
a mix by Dreamcrusher

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
  • Design

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.

  • Music

Catching up with Syrian dance icon Omar Souleyman

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.

  • Playlist

Machinedrum ecstasy, a mix from No-Tech's Ciarra Black

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
  • Fashion

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.

  • Fashion

The internet is for queers: an interview with “Gender Is Over”
t-shirt creators

The internet is for queers: an interview with “Gender Is Over”
t-shirt creators

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
  • Playlist

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
  • Playlist

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.

  • Music

Your summer guide to left-field music happenings: festivals, warehouse parties and forest gatherings

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.

  • Television

Inside The Eric Andre Show with producer Joshua Cohen

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.

  • News

Brunch is toast

Brunch is toast

Shortages of Prosecco and eggs are making it easier to want to sleep in this weekend.

  • Office Dictionary

Office Dictionary: Pornhub

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."

  • News

Happy 18 thousand years of "Gangnam Style"

Happy 18 thousand years of "Gangnam Style"

Happy 10th Birthday YouTube!

  • Wellness

Why do I feel so bad?

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...

  • News

The end of fish and chips

The end of fish and chips

Warming sea temperatures expel haddock from UK shores.

  • What Do You Do

We made bank running an indie BDSM dungeon

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.

  • News

Weed kills (cancer cells)

Weed kills (cancer cells)

New government-funded report suggests that cannabis kills cancer cells.

  • News

Unauthorized Edward Snowden statue erected in Brooklyn

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.

  • News

French Parliament bans “excessively thin” models

French Parliament bans “excessively thin” models

French MPs fight anorexia by banning models under a certain Body Mass Index.

  • News

Pass-it-over: weed is kosher

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.

  • News

California goes drier

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%.

  • News
  • Live

All the April Fools media jokes

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.

  • News

San Francisco prison guards force inmates into Game of Thrones-style fight club

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.

  • News

World’s worst rush hours, by city

World’s worst rush hours, by city

And you thought the Holland Tunnel was rough.

  • News

How many Twitter characters does it take to raise one billion dollars?

How many Twitter characters does it take to raise one billion dollars?

Tesla's stock soared after the click of a mouse.

  • News

Navajo Nation employs “junk food” tax

Navajo Nation employs “junk food” tax

The southwest reservation is employing a 2 per cent tax increase on food with no nutritional value.

  • Citizen

Myspace refugees: waxing philosophical on top 8s and page-view-rated music

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

Art that startups buy

Art that startups buy

Talking with Skillshare, Enigma, Electric Objects, Kickstarter, and Tumblr, we learned how these startups art-up their work place.

  • News

March’s weedwave: high pets, stronger edibles and the first publicly owned weed shop

March’s weedwave: high pets, stronger edibles and the first publicly owned weed shop

Nineteen days into March, and US weed legislation just keeps on rolling.