Oral History


How 'Cruel Intentions' Brought High-Glamor Cruelty On a Shoestring Budget

For its 20th anniversary, we speak to the cast and crew of the cult classic about persuading the Rolling Stones to play ball, sourcing school uniforms from Goodwill, and how that rosary necklace was made.
Sirin Kale
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Stormzy Details His Big Break in this Exclusive Book Excerpt

We've got a chapter extract from 'Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far,' the 25-year-old rapper's first release on his new book imprint.
Noisey UK Staff

The IDM List Gave Intelligent Dance Music Its Name and Geeky Legacy

Musicians and fans look back on the niche online hub they cultivated 25 years ago, and how it framed dance music that wasn't really for dancefloors.
Sam Davies

Jean-Claude Van Damme Was 'Coked Out of His Mind' During 'Street Fighter,' Director Says

Director Steven de Souza described filming the 90s action flick as a total shit show.
Drew Schwartz

How the 'Spice World' Movie Became a Deranged, Postmodern Masterpiece

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest films of all time, we asked the brilliant minds behind "Spice World" to explain everything from the notorious alien scene to the mysterious bomb on the bus.
Sirin Kale
san francisco

The Freaky, Fabulous Story of Marlena's, San Francisco's Santa-Studded Drag Bar

Marlena’s may be gone, but everyone has a story to tell about the most Christmassy drag bar—or draggiest Christmas bar—there ever was.
Mayukh Sen

An Oral History of 'Jackass: The Movie'

To celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the most legendary stunt film of all time, we spoke to everyone involved.
Marianne Eloise
Fandom Week

An Oral History of Despair Faction, AFI's Tight-Knit Fan Forum

Key message board members look back on how the now-defunct site created marriages, friendships and, um, lifetime MTV event bans.
Aideen O'Flaherty
Oral History

The Complete, Untold History of Halo

The story behind the Halo franchise as it's never been told—by the key individuals that made it.
Steve Haske

An Oral History of 'River's Edge,' 1987's Most Polarizing Teen Film

From Keanu's first big role to Crispin Glover's weirdest wigs, a look back at the making of the indie thriller.
Matt Gilligan

Inside the Insane Feud Between a Vegan Strip Club and the Steak House Next Door

In Portland, Oregon, a vegan strip club and the steak house-slash-strip club next door are locked in an intense rivalry; protests have ensued, and a wall has been erected between the two businesses. We spoke to several of the employees and customers.
Natalie O'Neill
Noisey News

Third Eye Blind’s Ex-Guitarist Says Liam Gallagher Once ‘Threatened to Stab Him’

Hey, it was the 90s!
Lauren O'Neill