Consumerism

christmas

Christmas Presents Are Bad, Actually

Forget to get someone a gift? Let me provide you with after-the-fact justification.
Allie Conti
12.20.18
online shopping

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We live in a world committed to making purchases as easy as possible. But at what cost?
Kate Dries
12.11.18
Film

How George Romero’s Progressive Politics Gave Way to 'The Walking Dead's' Nihilism

The legendary director turned the B-movie into a powerful vehicle for societal criticism.
Noel Ransome
7.18.17
Remembering Things

I Spent a Day Trying to Figure Out What People See in 'OK Computer'

My last piece on the album made Radiohead fans deeply, deeply angry.
Ryan Bassil
4.6.17
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Mental health stressors

Why debt and holiday gifting can be a bad psychological combination
Kate Fane
12.21.16
Op-Eds

The Spice Girls Saved 90s Pop from Boring Male-Dominated Death

if you boil the 1990s down, leave it to strain and simmer, you’re left with one phrase: "zig-a-zig-ahh."
Tara Joshi
7.8.16
Stuff

Is Technology Really Reducing the Amount of Stuff People Own?

Everyone has lost five tons of junk, but is that because tech is more advanced and people are more eco-conscious, or is it just that generation rent is fucked?
Tom Usher
3.2.16
Stuff

Shopping Won't Make You Happy

One hundred thirty-five million Americans are expected to hit stores during the long Black Friday weekend. Despite what we've been made to believe, happiness will not be available for purchase.
Touré
11.27.15
Film

Michael Moore Talks Invasion, Revolution, and Why His Latest Film Is His Happiest

The documentarian explains how his movie 'Where to Invade Next' is actually a comedy.
VICE Staff
9.9.15
the vice reader

Alexandra Kleeman's Debut Novel 'You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine' Charts New Dystopian Territory

We met the novelist to talk about Philip K. Dick, roommate dynamics, and gender in paranoid, postmodern-y works.
Dan Duray
8.25.15
News

Here's Why UK Supermarket Sales Are Falling

Food sales are falling at all the major supermarket chains—so what are Britons eating?
Huw Oliver
5.12.15
Stuff

Hallowed Be Thy Name Brand: The Religious Consumerism of Megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen

Does God want you to be rich and well-fed? Osteen and his disciples say yes, of course!
John Saward
1.30.15
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