academics

Skateboarding

Skateboarding Has Its Very Own Academic Conference Now

Pushing Boarders was a much-needed series of panel discussions on all the good—and not so good—parts of skateboarding.
Tobias Coughlin-Bogue
6.13.18
gun control

Three Gun Violence Scholars on What Is Missing From America’s Gun Control Debate

Academics of colour often find themselves on the sidelines when it comes to curbing America’s gun violence.
Jooyoung Lee
Joseph Richardson Jr.
Desmond Patton
5.24.18
Views On My Own

Getting a PhD Is Bad for Your Mental Health

No shit. It’s why I quit.
Drew Brown
8.8.17
education

Canada’s First Black Graduation Ceremony Was Pure Joy

While the event celebrated the achievements of University of Toronto students, organizers are hopeful of starting a movement across campuses.
Sarah Hagi
6.23.17
VICE News

Thousands of Academics Are Refusing to Travel to the US

Scholars around the world have pledged to forgo American academic conferences in response to Trump's travel and refugee bans.
Julien Gignac
2.5.17
Narcomania

College Professors Are Using Smart Drugs to Grade Your Crappy Essays

It's not just students taking modafinil to help them power through their workload.
Max Daly
7.6.16
The Road to Nowhere Issue

After a String of Suicides, Students in Palo Alto Are Demanding a Part in Reforming Their School's Culture

Students at several high-level California high schools believe that as much as the achievement culture needs to be reconsidered, it's the support the academic community provides that needs improvement.
Nikhil Goyal
9.8.15
Stuff

Trigger Warnings Should Be About Sensitivity, Not Censorship

We don't need to sanitize academic discussions. We need to reframe them so that students can feel comfortable enough to participate.
Ali Jaffe
5.19.15
Stuff

Is Consuming Like Crazy the Best Way to End Capitalism?

A conversation with philosopher Steven Shaviro about "accelerationism," which is is essentially the belief that the best way to shorten capitalism's lifespan is to push it to the extreme.
Charlie Ambler
3.19.15
Film

What Do You Do with a PhD in Celebrity Gossip?

The academic Anne Helen Petersen has become internet famous and critically acclaimed for her examinations of the gossip industry and the way we talk about stars.
Emalie Marthe
10.5.14
Stuff

Meet the 'Testo Junkie' Who Hacks Her Gender with Testosterone

Beatriz Preciado takes testosterone neither as part of a medical protocol, nor as a component of gender re-assignment. Her self-managed testosterone intake is a tool for 'gender-hacking.’
Marta Delatte
8.5.14