Jennifer Schaffer

Your 2017 Guide to Cults and Fringe Religions

Are Women More Susceptible to Cults?

'The Girls' explores the phenomenon of young women opting out of society for cult-like groups such as the Manson Family.
Jennifer Schaffer
9.25.17
Film

‘Joy’ Is a Reminder that You Can Be an Entrepreneur without Being a Dick

David O. Russell's new film shows us that women can innovate without the egomania or excessive bro-courage that typifies the Zuckerbergs of the world.
Jennifer Schaffer
1.8.16
Stuff

A Tête-à-Tête about Women, the Internet, and Jonathan Franzen's 'Purity'

Two VICE editors discuss Franzen's latest lightning rod of literary controversy.
Jennifer Schaffer
9.5.15
Stuff

We Spoke to Lauren Chief Elk, the Woman Behind #GiveYourMoneytoWomen, About the Power of Cold Hard Cash

"This is how you literally shift capital. You hand it over for all of the things that we expect women to do that they are unpaid for. Talk about capitalism and the exploitation of labor: This is it."
Jennifer Schaffer
8.2.15
Stuff

Chinese Government Spoils Internet's Fun, Arrests Stars of Uniqlo Sex Tape

Apparently amateur sex tapes aren't up to "socialist values." Whatever.
Jennifer Schaffer
7.19.15
the vice reader

Nell Zink's Plan for World Domination

We met with the suddenly prominent 'Mislaid' author for a frank talk about money, sex, marriage, and the Great American Novel.
Jennifer Schaffer
6.30.15
Stuff

Big Bird Was Supposed to Be on the Challenger

An interview with the voice of America's childhood, Carroll Spinney.
Jennifer Schaffer
6.27.15
Stuff

A Chess Genius and an Erotica Publisher Are Making the Perfect Dirty Talk Chatbot

"It must be better to have a robot who appears to love you than to have nobody." —Dr. David Levy
Jennifer Schaffer
6.20.15
Stuff

What Would Happen If We ALL Stopped Paying Our Student Loans, Together?

Yeah, defaulting on student loans leads to a world of pain. But what if we all kamikazeed our credit scores <i>together</i>?
Jennifer Schaffer
6.14.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Christian Ted Cruz Supporters Released an Insane Rap Song

Sometimes, you have to use the Devil's tools to fight the Lord's cause.
Jennifer Schaffer
5.27.15
Stuff

Hey Frat Bros, Stop Being Dumbasses

Fraternities need to start doing a better job teaching their young men not to be racist, self-centered, alcoholic assholes.
Jennifer Schaffer
5.27.15
Stuff

Through Flaws in the Machine, Robots May Develop "Souls": An Interview with John Gray

We spoke to John Gray a few days before his latest book, <i>The Soul of the Marionette</i>, is set to drop in the United States.
Jennifer Schaffer
5.16.15
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