The Stupid Issue
We Asked Smart People to Rate Dumb Things
Jia Tolentino tells us about her best and worst weed experiences, John Urschel grades sports balls, and more.
The Borders Issue 2019
Synthetic Drugs Will Change the Global Drug Trade Forever
Drug traffickers thrive on their ability to penetrate national borders, but a new era of toxic, man-made highs could dissolve those boundaries and transform the global drug trade.
The Noisey Guide to
The Guide to Getting into Country Rap, from Bubba Sparxxx to Lil Nas X
"Old Town Road" is the no. 1 song in America, but the roots of the genre date back to the early 2000s and tell an intriguing story about the value of country music's traditional gatekeepers.
The Noisey Guide to
The Guide to Getting Into City Pop, Tokyo’s Lush 80s Nightlife Soundtrack
Once derided as MOR muzak for yuppies, the glitzy genre that drew on funk, soul, disco, and lounge has become beloved by collectors and experimenters. Here's where to start.
The World Is Ending, But At Least There's Ambient Music
Why ambient music has become my spiritual life raft.
What It's Like to Be a Man Paid to Pretend to Attack Women
“You have to learn how to say some pretty nasty stuff,” says one of the male instructors at an “adrenal stress training” course.
What It's Really Like to Stay Sober in College
"I find alcohol existentially terrifying.”
Scholars Say if You Hate the Kardashians, You Probably Hate Yourself
The field of Kardashian research is growing. Here's what it can tell us about society.
What Video Games Taught Me About Finance
Action-adventure and RPG games are packed with hidden lessons about real world wealth.
Being a 9/11 First Responder Made Me a Fat Vegetarian
Sometimes you remember who you used to be and think, "How did I get here?" It was that motherfucker Osama Bin Laden.
How Nightclubs Are Taking a Stand Against Sexual Harassment
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the nightlife industry is talking about the ways they deal with misconduct on the dancefloor.
El General Pioneered the Sound of Reggaeton, Then Disappeared Entirely
Before reggaeton even had a name, El General offered an escape in pulsating rhythms and explicit sexual innuendo.