Thomas Morton

The Fiction Issue 2015

Cohen for a Spritz

Cohen is promoting his fourth novel, second-drafting his fifth, and sitting on some five books of collected short stories and nonfiction. And he's 34.
Thomas Morton
6.9.15
Features

Must-Watch TJ: Trinidad James on Atlanta Music, Style, and 'Orange is the New Black'

Trinidad James discusses his sudden rise to fame, Netflix, and the other creative pursuits that keep him busy.
Thomas Morton
3.14.15
Features

Putting Zaytown on the Map: Zaytoven on Producing Gucci, Migos, and the Sound of Atlantan Trap

We spoke with one of Atlanta's most elite producers about trap, Gucci, and Miley.
Thomas Morton
2.21.15
The Off the Deep End Issue

The Noisey Guide to ATL’s Trap Map

Atlanta cops have divided the city into six zones. Not only does this provide an easy way to tell people where you're from, calling your hood "Zone X" makes Atlanta sound like a dystopia in the not-so-distant future.
Thomas Morton
2.10.15
Features

The Devil Came Up in Georgia: "The Only Constant in Atlanta is Change."

"The term 'trap' irks me. I feel like Atlanta culture has been raped."
Thomas Morton
2.8.15
Features

Trap Mastermind, Part Two: Coach K on Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, and the Rise of Modern Atlanta

In this interview from the Noisey Atlanta filming, legendary manager Coach K discusses Pastor Troy, BMF, and the beef between Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane.
Thomas Morton
1.25.15
Features

Trap Mastermind: Coach K on Gucci Mane, Migos, and the Sound of Modern Atlanta

Coach K, who's managed everyone from Young Jeezy to Gucci Mane to Migos, discusses trap music and hipster rap in this extended transcript from Noisey Atlanta.
Thomas Morton
1.22.15
Stuff

How Fucked Are Nukes?

Tonight's episode of VICE on HBO covers the second major population intentionally exposed to atomic radiation—the Kazakhs living around the Semipalatinsk Testing Polygon.
Thomas Morton
5.4.14
Stuff

Kazakh Charm Defensive

Tonight on the HBO show we're hanging out with a bunch of Kazakhs whose genes were irreversibly fucked by the 450-odd nukes the Soviet Union set off in their backyard. But I'd like to talk about something even more dangerous than nuclear radiation...
Thomas Morton
5.2.14
Culture

The Wages of Boredom (It's Death!)

The Christian doomsday community has a mantra—"we are living in exciting times"—which helps compensate for the fact that most of their personal lives are dull as dirt. Unfortunately for the rest of us, to fight their boredom they've decided to pay...
Thomas Morton
4.11.14
Stuff

The Most Evil Thing I Own

Nothing ups the value of a run-of-the-mill kitchen implement or piece of clothing like someone dying all over it. It's like smearing it with interesting butter. And—as with ghosts—the eviler the person who died on it, the heavier the smear.
Thomas Morton
4.7.14
News

I Spent an Hour at the Kurdish Front of the Syrian Civil War, and Let Me Just Say, No Thank You

Syria's Kurds won the war against Assad, which means now they get to fight al Qaeda and al Nusra. I spent approximately an hour at the front lines of this battle royale, and let me just say, no thank you.
Thomas Morton
4.4.14
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