Despair

Culture

All the Ways You Will Be Laid Off in Your Life

There are bad ways, and less bad ways, to find out you are being canned.
Elianna Lev
1.14.19
Despair

The 'Punk' CBGB-Themed Target Is Peak Late Capitalism

Corporations jumping on culture for profit is obviously an old story, but this time it happened less than two blocks from where I grew up.
Eve Peyser
7.26.18
Late Capitalism

The Rich People in Your City Have Even More Money Than You Think

A fresh report shows in terrifying detail how we're living in a "new Gilded age."
Allie Conti
7.20.18
Late Capitalism

The Hot New Millennial Trend Is Quitting Your Job

Seriously.
Matt Taylor
7.12.18
Late Capitalism

Goldman Sachs Is Worried Your Rising Pay Will Hurt Rich People

The latest reminder that American capitalism is in a dark, dark place.
Matt Taylor
7.10.18
Despair

It’s No Accident Americans Are Still Broke in a Booming Economy

A new study shows exactly how badly you're getting screwed, and why.
Matt Taylor
7.9.18
Despair

A Future Without Unions Is a Terrifying Dystopia

From even crazier rent to low pay to no weekends and shitty bosses, it's a lot like the world we live in now—just worse.
Matt Taylor
6.28.18
israel

Mass Killings Won't Change America's Relationship with Israel

Dozens of civilians are dead and thousands more injured in the latest outburst of insane violence in Gaza. Yet the US debate seems frozen.
Matt Taylor
5.16.18
americana

A Reminder That America Is Incredibly Corrupt and Only Getting Worse

A mistrial in a major case against a sitting US Senator is just the latest reason to despair about unlimited shady behavior by powerful politicians.
Erin Schwartz
11.17.17
Stuff

Traumatic Tales of Losing Childhood Pets

From the darkly funny to just plain dark, here are tales of your deceased friends with tails.
Drew Millard
7.5.16
James Blake

James Blake's New Album 'The Colour In Anything' Is Out Now

The poet laureate of sadboys all over the world is back with another broken, bruised, ballad-heavy record.
THUMP Staff
5.6.16
tech

Why Are People Obsessed with the Legendarily Dark Internet Video 'Dafu Love'?

Whether the video is an urban legend or the work of a uniquely depraved Australian man in jail in the Philippines, a certain segment of the web loves talking about it.
Mike Pearl
9.23.15
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