Despair

Culture

All the Ways You Will Be Laid Off

There are bad ways, and less bad ways, to find out you are being canned.
Elianna Lev
1.15.19
Late Capitalism

The Rich People in Your City Have Even More Money Than You Think

A fresh report shows in terrifying detail how we're living in a "new Gilded age."
Allie Conti
7.23.18
Late Capitalism

The Hot New Millennial Trend Is Quitting Your Job

Seriously.
Matt Taylor
7.12.18
israel

Mass Killings Won't Change America's Relationship with Israel

Dozens of civilians are dead and thousands more injured in the latest outburst of insane violence in Gaza. Yet the US debate seems frozen.
Matt Taylor
5.16.18
James Blake

Listen to James Blake's "I Need a Forest Fire", featuring Bon Iver

The poet laureate of sadboys all over the world is back with another broken, bruised, ballad-heavy record.
THUMP Staff
5.7.16
Stuff

MSQRD, the Fun New App Designed to Loosen Our Shaky Grip on Reality

Everything you think you know about yourself is false. You now have Leonardo DiCaprio's face.
Joel Golby
3.8.16
tech

Why Are People Obsessed with the Legendarily Dark Internet Video 'Dafu Love'?

Whether the video is an urban legend or the work of a uniquely depraved Australian man in jail in the Philippines, a certain segment of the web loves talking about it.
Mike Pearl
9.23.15
Photo

Photographer Juan Madrid Takes Intimate Portraits of Fallen American Cities

We talked to him about capitalism, despair, and knife fights.
Mossless
10.6.14
Interviews

The Cult of Electric Wizard

The despair-fueled doom troupe Electric Wizard done hated a lot of shit just to live this here lifestyle.
J Bennett
9.5.14
Stuff

I Tried to Find Love by Sniffing Strangers' T-Shirts at a Pheromone Party

The theory of pheromone attraction is obvious. Squirt your wazzoo behind your knees. Boys like wazzoo. They smell it. Boom. Boys move unconsciously towards you as their Cro-Magnon brains are short-circuited by so-much heady wazzoo aroma.
Gavin Haynes
7.22.14
Photo

Last Night in Rio Was Massively Depressing

Brazil's humiliating loss to Germany in yesterday's World Cup semi-finals prompted fears of riots, but last night the locals in Rio were mostly just sad and drunk in the rain.
Matias Maxx
7.9.14
This Week In Drake

This Week in Drake (Featuring Drake) - Who Drake Follows on Twitter Edition

Plus, did you know that Drake recently dropped $50k at a strip club?
Drew Millard
3.13.13
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