California's Air Is as Bad as Beijing's and It Will Only Get Worse from Here

Thanks to climate change, massive wildfires and the unhealthy smog they emit aren't going anywhere anytime soon.


Greta Gerwig's Catholic High School Is Throwing a 'Lady Bird' Oscars Party

Complete with a thrift-store prom dress contest and screenings of the director's old high school theater productions.


Skier Lost in New York Has No Idea How He Ended Up in California

The man was reportedly still dressed in his ski clothes and had no idea what day it was. He also had a new phone and a fresh haircut.


A Lot Like Birds Are Back With a Surreal New Video for “The Sound Of Us”

It lands somewhere between a Shakespearean tragedy​, 'Eyes Wide Shut' and your night in Bussey Building last Saturday.


Kanye West Calls out Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton; Walks off Stage After 30 Minutes

After arriving an hour and a half late, West played three songs before dropping the mic. Most of his set involved a wide-ranging speech.


Racists Keep Getting in Knife Fights

Counter-protesters massively outnumbered white nationalist types at a rally in California this weekend, and it got ugly fast.


Before You Go On: A-Trak

In our new THUMP Shorts series, we harass your favorite DJs with some of life's many questions—seconds before they go on stage.


THUMP Shorts: Guilty Pleasures

In the first episode of our new series, Cut Copy, Glitch Mob, Kitty Pryde, and the WEDIDIT crew get real about the songs they like to sing in the shower.


Two Guys in California Live Streamed Their Gun Crime and Got Arrested

Now there can be hysterical local news stories about the supposed dangers of Periscope streaming.


The Kings Get a Koons

Sacramento's NBA team announces their $9.5 million commission of a Jeff Koons 'Coloring Book' sculpture for their stadium plaza.


California Has Realised That Sex Offender Registries Don't Work

Apparently, the database is too big to be helpful.