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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!
this week in acab: a young man bit a cop's finger while in police custody, 10 Puerto Rican officers were bagged by the FBI for alleged corruption, and other stories from the field.
Knowing your emojis can get you a date, a slice of pizza, and even shut down your haters.
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!
Delaware police shot 28-year-old Jeremy “Bam” McDole until he fell out of his wheelchair. Meanwhile in Brazil, cops killed a 11-year-old child in Rio de Janeiro, the sixth child under the age of 14 to have died at the hands of police in the city this year.
One of the best ways to destroy an organization is to get into their servers, grab everything you find, and publish it online without redactions. High-profile leaks of late suggest this is a tactic most useful to dissidents and activists, but it's now being used by governments and conservative hate groups as well.
In the midst of trying to nix my public school’s controversial admissions policy, I might have met the director of Reqiuem for a Dream. Who knows, though. That was years ago.
HBA, KTZ, and Phoebe English suggest we take style inspiration from deconstructionism in 2016 – a movement created by 90s estranged and broke designers of London and Antwerp.
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!
Sexism in the tech industry will not be resolved by the forced intimacy of idealized female friendship.
Greek police clash with anarchists in Exarchia. In Egypt, police shoot at Mexican tourists mistaken for Islamist militants.
The androgynous womenswear of cyber crime. 90s hacker fashion reemerges on the runway and among subcultures – from Rick Ownes, Gareth Pugh, and Alexander Wang to cyberpop and seapunk.
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!
“Yes, I’m a criminal.” Seven of the most infamous hackers who were arrested or otherwise punished for their curiosity and wit.
Meanwhile, the police who shot Antonio Zambrano-Montes were also not indicted. In Greece, police attack refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
With this list you will literally be the coolest person this season.
A year after the 43 students from Ayotzinapa disappeared, the Mexican government’s account of the attack is crumbling. Now, an independent report suggests all levels of law enforcement and the administration itself were responsible.
How did queer go from celebrating difference to mocking everything that isn’t queer? Our new columnist Fuck Theory traces the roots of queer theory and where things went astray.
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!
Meanwhile, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton tries to revive the widely condemned Moynihan Report.
This month, we turn to the Hacker for inspiration. We’ll reach our hand out of the vortex, hoping they’ll grab it, and forgive us for calling them nerds.