Junk

The September Stories Issue

What Does Our Trash Say About Us?

Archaeologists are taking a closer look at contemporary junk to understand our culture.
Livia Albeck-Ripka
9.5.17
Premieres

Stompdown Killa’s Junk Wants You to Delete Facebook and Live “In the Woods”

But watch the video for his new song first. It’s #woke.
Devin Pacholik
8.18.16
Design

Surrender to a Digital Archive of Physical Junk

From candy wrappers to ancient artifacts, Thngs is a place for preserving the data of stuff.
Giaco Furino
5.20.16
thump news

McDonald's Introduce Interactive Placemat Recording Studio, McTrax

Ever wanted to make music while slowly killing yourself with junk food? It's your lucky day!
Angus Harrison
5.6.16
thump news

Steve Vai Brings M83's Stadium-Ready Pop to the Next Level on New Track

"Go!" is sung by Franco-Vietnamese artist Mai Lan and is off the band's forthcoming album 'Junk.'
Alexander Iadarola
4.4.16
Stuff

Former Users Describe the First Time They Tried Heroin

What is it about smack that makes people want to throw away their lives?
David Allegretti
11.6.15
Festivals 2015

We Drew All of the Coolest Stuff We Saw at FYF 2015

A sketchbook review of everything from Run the Jewels' cameo-filled set to Kanye to Morrissey's vegan advocacy (plus the ghost emoji).
Brian Butler
8.24.15
Stuff

I Sent Everyone I've Ever Had Sex with a Survey to Find Out How Good I Am in Bed

Apparently I'm a bit "ferocious," but I give great head.
Emily Reynolds
4.2.15
Photo

The Art of Smack: Graham MacIndoe's 'All In'

Artist Graham MacIndoe's new book looks at the design and typography of heroin bags collected over his years as an addict.
Sophie Butcher
11.3.14
Stuff

The Hard Times of Heroin Addicts Who Can't Inject Themselves

I’d always condemned anyone who injected others, but after experiencing heroin withdrawal myself I began to at least understand their reasoning.
Lucy Lincolne
9.24.14
Photo

Portraits from the Biggest Flea Market in Prague (and Maybe Europe)

Léo Malek is more interested in capturing the faces of the market's vendors than the secondhand sex toys and stray hubcaps for sale.
Léo Malek
9.17.14
Photo

Chances with Wolves DJ Kenan Juska to Unveil 526 Collages in Red Hook This Sunday

Kenan Juska's new exhibition, Daily Operation, brings together 526 sequential collages made of garbage found on the streets of New York between March 2005 and November 2008.
Matthew Leifheit
8.14.14
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