The Fiction Issue 2015
Cohen for a Spritz
Cohen is promoting his fourth novel, second-drafting his fifth, and sitting on some five books of collected short stories and nonfiction, and he's 34. Yeesh is right.
Must-Watch TJ: Trinidad James on Atlanta Music, Style, and 'Orange is the New Black'
Trinidad James discusses his sudden rise to fame, Netflix, and the other creative pursuits that keep him busy.
Putting Zaytown on the Map: Zaytoven on Producing Gucci, Migos, and the Sound of Atlantan Trap
We spoke with one of Atlanta's most elite producers about trap, Gucci, and Miley.
The Off the Deep End Issue
KNOWN ZONES - The Noisey Guide to ATL’s Trap Map
Atlanta cops have divided the city into six zones. Not only does this provide an easy way to tell people where you're from, calling your hood "Zone X" makes Atlanta sound like a dystopia in the not-so-distant future.
The Devil Came Up in Georgia: "The Only Constant in Atlanta is Change."
"The term 'trap' irks me. I feel like Atlanta culture has been raped."
Trap Mastermind, Part Two: Coach K on Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, and the Rise of Modern Atlanta
In this interview from the Noisey Atlanta filming, legendary manager Coach K discusses Pastor Troy, BMF, and the beef between Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane.
Trap Mastermind: Coach K on Gucci Mane, Migos, and the Sound of Modern Atlanta
Coach K, who's managed everyone from Young Jeezy to Gucci Mane to Migos, discusses trap music and hipster rap in this extended transcript from Noisey Atlanta.
How Fucked Are Nukes?
Are you scared of getting nuked? If you asked me that now, I'd say, "Not hugely." But if you had asked me that when I was around ten, I would have been sobbing before you even finished the question.
Kazakh Charm Defensive
Tonight on the HBO show we're hanging out with a bunch of Kazakhs whose genes were irreversibly fucked by the 450-odd nukes the Soviet Union set off in their backyard. But I'd like to talk about something even more dangerous than nuclear radiation...
The Wages of Boredom (It's Death!)
The Christian doomsday community has a mantra—"we are living in exciting times"—which helps compensate for the fact that most of their personal lives are dull as dirt. Unfortunately for the rest of us, to fight their boredom they've decided to pay...
The Most Evil Thing I Own
Nothing ups the value of a run-of-the-mill kitchen implement or piece of clothing like someone dying all over it. It's like smearing it with interesting butter. And—as with ghosts—the eviler the person who died on it, the heavier the smear.
I Spent an Hour at the Kurdish Front of the Syrian Civil War, and Let Me Just Say, No Thank You
Syria's Kurds won the war against Assad, which means now they get to fight al Qaeda <em>and</em> al Nusra. I spent approximately an hour at the front lines of this battle royale, and let me just say, no thank you.