Xavier Lalanne-Tauzia

The Borders Issue 2019

Synthetic Drugs Will Change the Global Drug Trade Forever

Drug traffickers thrive on their ability to penetrate national borders, but a new era of toxic, man-made highs could dissolve those boundaries and transform the global drug trade.
Max Daly
The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting into Country Rap, from Bubba Sparxxx to Lil Nas X

"Old Town Road" is the no. 1 song in America, but the roots of the genre date back to the early 2000s and tell an intriguing story about the value of country music's traditional gatekeepers.
Corban Goble
The Noisey Guide to

The Guide to Getting Into City Pop, Tokyo’s Lush 80s Nightlife Soundtrack

Once derided as MOR muzak for yuppies, the glitzy genre that drew on funk, soul, disco, and lounge has become beloved by collectors and experimenters. Here's where to start.
Rob Arcand
Sam Goldner

The World Is Ending, But At Least There's Ambient Music

Why ambient music has become my spiritual life raft.
Colin Joyce

What It's Like to Be a Man Paid to Pretend to Attack Women

“You have to learn how to say some pretty nasty stuff,” says one of the male instructors at an “adrenal stress training” course.
Cole Kazdin

What It's Really Like to Stay Sober in College

"I find alcohol existentially terrifying.”
Eve Peyser

Scholars Say​ if You Hate the Kardashians, You Probably Hate Yourself

The field of Kardashian research is growing. Here's what it can tell us about society.
Katya Lopatko

How Nightclubs Are Taking a Stand Against Sexual Harassment

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the nightlife industry is talking about the ways they deal with misconduct on the dancefloor.
Will Caiger-Smith