This is the Proximity Issue, in which we scoot over to make room for closeness.
the future of police Watch this new trailer for “Do Not Resist”, a documentary about American police culture.
This is The Control Issue, the one where we stick together. We’ll take a break from rolling our eyes at the Spectacle to focus closely on it, and what’s going on at the edge of the frame.
This is The Depravity Issue, where we bathe in blood, gorge ourselves on Quesalupas, and cosplay our way into the campaign rally.
A conversation about humor, trauma, and social media with a new kind of creative writer.
Keep Moving Abdu Ali‘s MONGO is aggressive, emotional, spiritually new digital hardcore.
Burger Money working class hero walks into fast food chain and makes himself a meal.
Toxic: When the world starts to die, we start to take it out on ourselves.
This is The Get It Issue where we ask: What if the path to real political agency for the radical and marginalized is a rejection of politics itself?
Is the world ending? It sure seems like it. This new video takes this question seriously, and suggests we start preparing.
Bad News! Sad News! Thanksgiving Small Talk News! Voice Transplants! Post-antibotic pandemics! Terror! Death! Gnashing of teeth! Gnashing of abstract economic indicators!
FBI spying on middle schools! Teens spend more time online than asleep! IKEA runs out of beds! Whites dying almost as much as everyone else! Larry David paid to call Trump a racist!
Half of Americans make less per year than we spend online in 4 seconds! Social media could be the Holy Grail of eternal life! Google surrounding the world with Internet balloons! Unpermitted music video filmed in county jail!
New research into artificial brain cells are helping computers navigate like humans! Even Republicans are afraid Trump might win! 99 percent chance of earthquakes! Twitter sponsors forum on #BlackLivesMatter with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders!
Technology is bad for teenagers! Luxury bomb shelters apparently a thing! Brain is a hallucination machine! Navy reconsidering star-gazing! Lab-grown hamburgers seem tasty I guess! California gets too much water! Amazon suing fake reviewers!
Cheerios recall! Stackable airplane chairs! 11 million dollars of weed! Prisoners beat Harvard students – in debate! Fake internet city for your fake internet soul!
Waterstain spotted on Mars! Catastrophic floods on Earth! Sex with robots! 15 million T-Mobile customers hacked! Manhattan worth $1,497 a square foot! Drone app more offensive than drone bombs! Government really sucks sometimes!
It’s my birthday! VW pollutes a little illegally and a lot legally! Gov loses millions of fingerprints! Pregnant women really wet the whistle! So many brain implants it’s starting to getting weird!
Guantanamo Tinder! Bear Selfies! One in five teens Wake for Facebook! Antidepressants have been dangerous all along! Internet cables sabotaged! Roomba on track for world domination! Chimps love horror films! It Gets Better campaign gets worse!
Placing bets on rising sea levels! Queen is super-richer than ever! Hipster funerals creates cemetery crisis! Luxury tanks for the classy war-criminal! Half of us have Diabetes! Radioactive waste collected during Fukushima cleanup washes back into floodwaters! Apple designed a Pencil!
Check out this collaboration with Third Looks and NYC photographer Luis Nieto Dickens for the first Mask Magazine fashion editorial.
Bad News Returns! Markets strangely volatile given stable society. Alaska losing 70 gigatons of ice to melting each year, tee hee. More guns sold to Americans last month than any other month on record!
This is the Dropout Issue, where we tap our pencils, anxious for the bell to ring.
Happy Birthday, Tupac Shakur, celebrate with four speeches of the songwriter and rapper on racism and inequality.
This is the Alien issue, where we indulge for a moment in being the Other, appreciating all of the ways we already are, and seeing our own reflections in the images of the unfamiliar.
There is so much to say, but as events continue to unfold, we've opted to forego analysis and try to collect as many links to live coverage as possible. We'll be updating this article as much as possible over the next few hours.
World’s most radiation-tolerant robot collapses at Fukushima. US DoD admits US Constitution racist. My sleep schedule is really bad. Russia and Iran to play swapsies. Brawndo has what plants crave. Right-wing truthers teach Evil NWO Satanists a thing or two. And more from the worst week in history!
CIA wishes spying wasn’t so tough. TSA accidentally finds thousands of innocent but suspicious-looking immigrants. Your Facebook friend poked you ... with divorce papers. Water thieves on the loose in California. Search Nestle. And lots of cops hurting people.
Sorry, my semen only eats organic vegetables. McDonalds introduces table service ... that’s it, that’s the joke. Live-action Winnie The Pooh aka goodbye cruel world. Chris Rock’s pulled-over selfies. Homophobic pizza parlor raises nearly a million bucks how’s that for a sentence. And the US Military is teaching soldiers about white privilege.
What’s the word for when 1000s of dead animals wash up on the beach? A woman (hero) was arrested for squirting her breast milk at a cop. Drones rule everything around me. Surprise, Monsanto makes poison!
Google invests in infinite lives. Moon minerals: first come, first serve. Kim Jong-un goes to Russia. #RaceTogether probably not the best idea. Adult pre-school is a little pricey. Italian fascist semen stain ready to be cloned!
Everest is a pile of shit. Are there 90k doctors in the house? Police apparently racist. Panhandlers paid to be art. American death laser now real, in case you were thinking about trying to escape.
STUD1NT drops exclusive mix, “Eavesdrop” to get you pumped for our LRAD party this Saturday.
Dept. of Homeland Security might slash should shutdown. Three parents, one cup. George Zimmerman still the worst. Net neutral, but still pretty bad. Smallest living thing trying to sell you a mixtape. Fake pearls ain't worth nothing just like this whole rotten system. Tons of weed. My app.
ISIS may have brutally murdered 21 christians, or faked it, not sure which is worse. Gross: you can buy stocks with Bitcoins. Toddlers shouldn’t nap. Urban Outfitters builds underground city. NSA really got us good, boy. Seriously, who steals Eric Garner’s memorial fund!? Super-malaria. Food shortages. You lost the Oscars.
You can now set a friend to inherit your Facebook when you die, as long as they aren't in prison and other information about things that may affect you.
A letter from Tyler Reinhard, introducing The Anniversary Issue. It’s been one hell of a year – it’s hard to believe it’s been 12 issues. So begins Volume 2...
MTV Supports Riots We waited for MTV to get it wrong somewhere in this video about riots, but they never really did. What?!
A police-free zone is not a “new world”, it is merely the collision of many. Many worlds smaller than that of police order and governance individually, but that perhaps together are capable of defending themselves. Of surviving a collision.
A Riot By Any Other Name – SF Giants win the World Series, the Mission District goes hard.
Well, I'm back. Had to take the bench while the internet made pumpkin spice jokes about basic bitches for two months. The internet has had things happen on it lately. Many things. Music. Politics. Companies encouraging women to freeze their eggs and keep working. You know, the usual.
When we were discussing the theme of this month’s issue, we wanted to entertain a latent conversation. A dialogue that might exist between the horrors we bore witness to this summer and the new opportunity revealed as pop-culture sputters and ejects, leaving behind a vacuum of power and attention. Is what happens on the streets of modern society merely a slurry of sociological phenomena, or is there something more ... archeological about it. Will our streetwear ever be draped over some ethnic mannequin in the halls of a natural history museum's diorama? Will our experiences of PTSD make it into timeless masterpieces of art, sealed up in the Louvre?
One Simple Way To Support #Ferguson. Donate money to support arrestees.
A young black man named Michael Brown from Ferguson, Missouri was shot many times and killed by a police officer on August 9 of this year. Here is my response to the phenomenon of “riot shaming” – the policing of young black and brown bodies in the aftermath of police murder.
Hey, sorry I'm late. I got caught in the rain. We don't have much time, so lets just get right into it.
Wow, the news really swole up with juice this past weekend. A new material that's blacker than black, lots of weird new studies, pro tips from Kanye, robot soldiers, and — just click this one, it's good.
Happy birthday Lil' Kim; the first Instagram video TV series has surfaced; two animal rights activists have been charged with violating the draconian Animal Entrerprise Terrorism Act; and more actual news in our tabs today.
Laverne Cox has just become the first transgender acting nominee in the history of the Emmys; an Uber driver sped off with Ryan Simonetti and company in the backseat, when a taxi inspector began to examine the driver's credentials; and a new book on transcripts from President Nixon's audio records reveals Nixon unconditionally (privately) accepting 'the Gays' but concluding that 'it's what brought down the Romans and the Greeks'.
A man accidentally got trapped in a Cook County Jail for 30 hours while visiting his son, Whole Foods admits using prison labor to produce much of their “local” animal products in California, poppers is revealed to cause blindness, and more.
In the last couple of days, some guy raised $70k on Kickstarter (of his $10 goal) to make a potato salad, the ICP lost their court case, and Seattle started preparing for its first legal pot supply scarcity.
A letter from the editors contextualizing the July issue: what does it mean to be a cyborg?
We abandoned the “activist” for a new kind of organizing. One based on friendship, affinity, and common enmity. Friendship, though, is as old as political power itself. In this letter from the editors, our thoughts on why, from now on, all friendship is nepotism.
Watch: 11 year old ACABs Brazilian police car. And by that I mean watch over and over all Memorial day.
If you haven’t already heard the news about 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, who apparently opened fire throughout suburban Santa Barbara last night, killing 7 and wounding many others, brace yourself for a tragic and unsettling scene.
What do 3-D printing, AK-47s, and pop have in common? M.I.A.’s new music video.
We asked our Twitter pilot to write a guide to setting up an account. He gave us this comprehensive walkthrough that should make it easy. Don't be intimidated any more: we're waiting for you!
Collab: True Detective x Family Circus — you'll probably just have to see it to understand why this is so cool. Not spoilerish.
People are celebrating May Day all around the world. We'll be posting updates about the protests for as long as we're able to stay awake.
Today, few social formations seem as trite as "etiquette". Formerly a bottleneck to the upper socialite, arbitrary rules and mannerisms are like relics from a dying era. “Who cares whether the silverware matches? Or who should be introduced to whom?” We might say, scooping leftover pasta from an old yogurt container directly into our mouths.
#MyNYPD Hashtag hijacked with images of police brutality in the city that never sleeps and the 50,000+ police officers are pretty terrible.
Sociopath Cop Attacks a senior high school girls’ soccer team right after they win the State Tournament.
Area Dog: “Cops naturally predisposed to irrationally aggressive behavior.”
Ok, no spoilers because that's just not how we roll, but Jack Gleeson, who plays King Joffrey on HBO's Game of Thrones, spoke at the Oxford Union earlier last Winter.
Do you habitually dismiss every new trend as a fad, seeing it as just another trick of the endlessly shifting market? If you ask us, the critique of new trends for the sake of staying on the anti- side of capitalism is an idealistic trap. Trends come from somewhere, and we partake in them even through our dismissals. In this issue, we shamelessly engage with new trends.
The one Royals parody worth watching. It gets typecasting, “diversity”, and getting the goods exactly right.
Madonna’s Armpits. A little Hollywood trope to help break up the fuzzy feels re: celebrity armpit hair.
Best Tweets from SXSW written by the people whose job it is to got to places like that and write about being cool and bored.
Our aspirations used to run counter to those of the professional world. But now our craziest ideas are sought out by marketing executives. We used to think we could outsmart the system. Now we see that the only way we can stay in control of our ideas is if we let them run their course within it. What to do with our lives once we have lost the hope in creating alternatives, and have ruled out total destruction? Perhaps you try to “make it.”
Sex Tips! Just watch House of Cards and conspire to step all over everyone else if that’s what it takes.
Wear: fashion staples for 2014 Basically, black shirts with depressing post-care sort of stuff printed on them.
Internet Expedition: GIFY awards. Lierre Keith being transphobic. Net Neutrality losses, and oh so much more.
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