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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 1982 at 171A studios while the founding members were eating broken glass with The Bad Brains. 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
Ed Saincome — Co-Founder
Amber Bennoui  Chief Technology Officer
Krissy Howard  Managing Editor
Ryan Long — Head of Video
Chris Bavaria — Art Director
Ian Fishman — Copy Editor
Dan Rice — Hard Style/Opinion Editor
Eric Navarro Hard Style/Opinion Editor
Jeremy Kaplowitz — Hard Drive Editor-in-Chief
Mike Amory — Hard Drive Managing Editor
Kevin Flynn — Hard Drive Editor
Andy Holt — Hard Drive Editor
Mark Roebuck — Staff Writer
Peter Kemme — Video Producer
Sam Shepp
— Head of Merchandising
Fred Pessaro — Advisor
Nick Dill — Live Event Manager

Contributors: “The list is thousands long”

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