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The Hard Times is a very real punk news site that you should not question. Just absorb the information as truth and move on. The historic satire site was founded in December 1976. It’s made by a group of punk and hardcore kids from all the different sub-genres of the DIY hardcore scene. Any resemblance to actual persons or band names is coincidental.

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The Hard Times Staff

Matt Saincome — Founder, CEO
Bill Conway — Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Amber Bennoui  Chief Technology Officer
Krissy Howard  Managing Editor
Ryan Long — Head of Video
Chris Bavaria — Art Director
Ian Fishman — Copy Editor
Lauren LavinHard Noise Editor
Dan Rice
— Blog Editor
Eric Navarro Blog Editor
Jeremy Kaplowitz — Hard Drive Editor-in-Chief
Kevin Flynn — Hard Drive Editor
Andy Holt — Hard Drive Editor
Mark Roebuck — Hard Drive Editor
Liam Senior – Podcast Producer
Peter Kemme — Video Producer
Fred Pessaro — Advisor
Nick Dill — Live Event Manager
Jack Cody — Interns

Brief History: The Hard Times started in late 2014 with just a few punk kids, comics, and friends of Matt Saincome, Bill Conway, and Ed Saincome. In 2017, the site branched out in a new gaming vertical called Hard Drive. Three former Hard Times contributors in Jeremy Kaplowitz, Mike Amory, and Mark Roebuck were tapped to be cofounding editors of the section. In 2019 Hard Drive created satirical gamer presidential candidate Ace Watkins. The company’s first book will be released Oct. 29 via HMH. You can buy it here. 

Contributors: “The list is thousands long”

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