2012

Essays

Drake’s Club Paradise Tour Predicted the Future of Rap Five Years Ago

The 2012 concerts helped break Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky to an audience that might not have known them otherwise.
Phil Witmer
7.20.17
Australia

Remembering The Night Prince Played For Three Hours In a Small Melbourne Jazz Club

As the world mourns the death of the musical genius, we look back at the time Prince performed a special late night and intimate gig.
Noisey Staff
4.24.16
Holy Shit

Sean Leon Recruits Wondagurl and River Tiber for "This Ain't 2012"

Canadian music can be awesome sometimes.
Noisey Canada Staff
5.25.15
News

A Colorado Jury Will Need to Decide if the 'Dark Knight' Shooter Is Insane or Simply Evil

In 2012, James Holmes opened fire in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, killing 12 people. But does he deserve to die?
Josiah M. Hesse
4.28.15
Breaking News

1,066 Days After "212," Azealia Banks Releases Her Debut Album, 'Broke with Expensive Taste'

Remember 2012?
Eric Sundermann
11.6.14
Stuff

The Cult Who Kidnap Christians and Are at War with the Chinese Government

Eastern Lightning are rumoured to use seduction, kidnappings and violence to gain new followers.
Matt Shea
7.31.13
Stuff

Good News! We're Curing MS and Sly Stallone Will Have a Heart Attack!

We Asked a Psychic to Give Us the Scoop on 2013.
Brad Casey
1.2.13
Kill the Engine

Ten Things That Happened in Skateboarding in 2012

I thought I'd close out 2012 with a list of things that happened in skateboarding this year. I don't consider myself an expert and certainly don't keep up with the staggering skate video output the internet has beseeched us with, so don't consider this...
Michael Sieben
12.31.12
Music

Imagining Justin Bieber’s Horrifying Future Parties

If Justin Bieber truly parties like it's 3012, as he sings in his new single, "Beauty and a Beat," then we fear the kind of blood-drenched revelry the boy king of pop might be getting into. Because the world in 3012 is going to be barbaric.
Jarrod Shanahan
12.29.12
Stuff

Making Friends at Stonehenge for the End of the World

Throughout my time at Stonehenge I met hippies, Norse gods, ancient kings, bygone warriors, conspiracy theorists, senile Druids, schizophrenics, witches, wizards, demons, hackers, viking families, trance-heads, and even a guy who thought he was a...
Matt Shea, Photos: Jake Lewis
12.28.12
tech

The Year in Gifs

We could have summarized the year's stories using words—you know, those collections of symbols that represent ideas—but since it's almost 2013, we should really be communicating only in moving images.
Daniel Stuckey
12.21.12
News

World Peace Update

How exactly is the planet preparing for the rapture? Some people are buying tons of non-perishable food and hiding in underground bunkers. Others, however, are far too busy rioting at wheelchair basketball matches, brawling with their fellow members of...
Henry Langston
12.20.12
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