Haley Potiker

Interviews

THEY. Is Ready for the Deep End

We spoke with the LA "grunge'n'b" duo about police brutality, working with Timbaland, their love of emo, and more.
Haley Potiker
11.3.16
Health

How the Critical Shortage of Sexual Assault Nurses Harms Survivors Across the US

As a nurse, training to administer rape kits can be prohibitively costly and expensive—and many hospitals lack sufficient programs and support systems.
Haley Potiker
8.31.16
Premieres

Cam & China Are the Twin Sister Rap Duo About to Fuck LA Up

We talked sex, D.R.U.G.S., and feminism with the ex-Pink Dollaz twins. Check out the premiere of their self-titled debut EP exclusively on Noisey.
Haley Potiker
7.28.16
yacht

Critics Attack YACHT's Fake 'Sex Tape' Stunt for Exploiting Real Victims

After faking a sex tape leak, the band YACHT has come under fire for making light of revenge porn. We spoke to a top internet harassment lawyer about the serious repercussions of this PR ploy.
Haley Potiker
5.11.16
Weed

Meet the Woman Serving as California's First Marijuana Czar

By 2018, Lori Ajax has to set the standards for California's massive medical cannabis industry. We caught up with her to find out how she plans on doing so.
Haley Potiker
4.20.16
guns

'Refuse to Be a Victim,' and More Lessons for Women from the NRA

We went to the NRA's "Refuse to Be a Victim" seminar, which is supposed to teach its students how to avoid victimhood—but critics say it overlooks the very real threat that firearms pose to women in domestic violence situations.
Haley Potiker
3.15.16
Health

Hard to Stomach: The Uncomfortable History of Diet Fads

From Lord Byron's "vinegar diet" to the waist trainers popularized by the Kardashian family, people have long tried to lose weight in bizarre—and often totally ineffective—ways.
Haley Potiker
3.8.16
Sex

Did Big Pharma Create the Herpes Stigma for Profit?

Even though 90 percent of people have some form of herpes, the virus is heavily stigmatized. But the transition from "itchy annoyance" to shameful secret may not have been coincidental.
Haley Potiker
3.3.16
Read

Kim Kardashian's Mobile Game Ruined My Life

I've been spending $25 a month on <i>Kim Kardashian: Hollywood</i> for a year and a half now. Someone please send help.
Haley Potiker
1.29.16
Gaming

Kim Kardashian's Mobile Game Ruined My Life

I've been spending $25 a month on <i>Kim Kardashian: Hollywood</i> for a year and a half now. Someone please send help.
Haley Potiker
1.29.16
Music

Have R. Kelly's Alleged Crimes Finally Ended His Career?

Public outrage over R. Kelly's alleged sexual abuse of underage girls has finally consumed his public image.
Haley Potiker
12.22.15
politics

Inside the Fight to End California's Unfair Restrictions on Reporting Rape

Senator Connie Leyva is fighting California's statute of limitations law, which prevents the prosecution of rape cases after 10 years. The issue has been brought to light in the wake of the allegations against Bill Cosby, but Sen. Leyva says she is...
Haley Potiker
12.22.15
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