Misery

12.1.15

A Letter Signed by 600 Detainees on Manus Island Pleads for Their Assisted Suicide

I asked its author what the hell is going on over there.

10.16.15

Canada, Croatia, and the Misery of Sufjan Stevens: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

This week, the Dean of American Rock Critics looks at John Kruth, Old Man Luedecke, and 'Carrie & Lowell,' that extremely depressing record from Sufjan Stevens.

8.11.15

Science Says Having a Kid Is One of the Crappiest Things That Can Happen to You

By some measures, new parents are more miserable than people grieving their spouses.

1.14.15

​The Future of Terrorism According to VICE

The critical front line in the next counterterror battle will almost certainly be cyberspace, and multinational corporations are likely to be among the chief victims.

8.28.14

We Must Risk Delight After a Summer Full of Monsters

Life contains everything: tear gas in Ferguson, books read on the grass, journalist James Foley's murder, dancing in New Orleans till sunrise blots the stars. We're meat—fragile and finite. But joy is survival.

8.22.14

This Week in Teens: Why Are American Teenagers Ditching Shopping Malls?

Our malls are in trouble, which means a pivotal component of the adolescent experience (and the American dream) is at risk.

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1.27.14

What Makes People in Los Angeles Miserable?

A recent study claimed that almost 40 percent of Los Angeles residents live in "misery," so I went out to meet these sad bastards and figure out what specifically makes the average Angelino depressed.

5.1.06

Vice Comics

So, You Want to be An Artist?