Hunter French

Scam Academy

I Manipulated Lonely Teachers to Steal Tests in High School

I got the idea when I was working at a movie theater.
Anonymous
21 hours ago
Remembering Things

The Story of the Very First Thing Securely Sold on the Internet

25 years ago, a college kid named Dan Kohn had the novel idea to let people buy things online. The first thing he ever sold was a Sting solo album.
Rob Arcand
8.14.19
cities

The 120-Degree Heat Waves of the Future Could Melt Streets and Bend Train Tracks

As climate change makes summers worse, cities around the U.S. must adapt or face potentially deadly consequences.
John Surico
8.6.19
Shrooms

People Are Hungry for Shroom Legalization, and the Money to Fund It Is Growing

A lobbying group called "SPORE." A "psychedelic caucus" in Congress that includes AOC. And lots of cash.
Alex Norcia
8.1.19
Scam Academy

I'm a College Professor Who Faked Dissertation Data on the Side

It was a good gig for a while, to be quite honest.
Anonymous
7.29.19
Scam Academy

I Work at a School That Passes Kids No Matter What

It took me a while to figure out I had taken a job at a diploma factory.
Anonymous
7.22.19
climate change

Climate Change Is Everywhere. Just Not on TV

Prestige TV dominates the culture, but it has a big blind spot when it comes to our warming planet.
Geoff Dembicki
7.15.19
Scam Academy

The Athletes I Tutor Are Not Very Smart, So I Do Their Work Without Telling Them

I'm a pro motorcycle racer, and this is my side hustle.
Anonymous
7.1.19
Scam Academy

These Engineering Students Built a Special Pen Just for Cheating on Tests

"We didn't really need to cheat, because we already had 3.9 GPAs."
Anonymous
6.17.19
Objectively Correct Lists

33 Essential Albums You Probably Missed So Far in 2019

There's been so much good music in 2019. Here's the best of what you haven't heard.
Noisey Staff
6.13.19
Opinion

A Definitive Ranking of Almost Every Flavor of Mountain Dew

I did the Dew in 24 different incarnations to bring you this comprehensive guide to its many nuances.
Andy O'Connor
5.7.19
mind

Offices Can Be Hell for People Whose Brains Work Differently

Work spaces today come with strong smells, harsh light, lots of chatter, and constant messages on email or Slack. For neurodivergent people, this can be a big ask.
Shayla Love
5.6.19