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tech-features

Confessions of a Reddit 'Karma Whore'

My years-long journey to the top of Reddit's karma leaderboards has only made me feel more alone.
Brian Burlage
6.3.19
Remembering Things

I Was in Cleopatra, One of the UK’s First Black 90s Girl Groups

It's been 20 years since the three Mancunian sisters gave black girls pop role models. Cleo Higgins looks back on her experience of fame at a young age.
Cleo Higgins
11.26.18
online dating

South Asian Women Like Me Still Face Subtle Racism on Tinder

What it really means when people say South Asian women are their "type", and how it makes you second-guess people's motives on dating apps.
Ruchira Sharma
7.24.18
in memoriam: anthony bourdain

Anthony Bourdain Made Us All Proud to Be Line Cooks

After Bourdain, we tried to become better—as cooks, as people—and began to reexamine why it was we punched the clock and one another in the dicks.
Brian McManus
6.9.18
weddings

My Wedding Feast Gave All of My Loved Ones Salmonella

I spent my first day as a wife transporting my new husband's faeces to the hospital.
Katinka Oppeck
3.12.18
so sad today

I’m Not as Unhinged as I Feel

When I am at the bottom of my psychic well, I seem to know how to love myself intuitively.
So Sad Today
3.23.17
Op-Eds

A Dispatch from the Depths of Anxiety: How Music Helps Me Connect to the Outside World

Ryan Wilson—the black metal mastermind behind The Howling Void and Pneuma Hagion—opens up about his dark battle with mental illness
Ryan Wilson
2.14.17
Features

Twenty Years On, “Drinking In LA” is Still the Ultimate Existential Slacker Anthem

Bran Van 3000's most famous song is so drunk that someone literally shouts “BEER!” in the second chorus.
Emma Garland
1.24.17
Stuff

Dear Students: A Letter from Your Muslim American Teacher

All the things I should've told my students about being a Muslim and a woman and an American.
VICE Staff
11.18.16
Stuff

My Father Was a Child Molester and I Put Him in Prison

As bad a man as my father is, I still struggle with the guilt of placing the man I loved and admired for so long into a cramped, violent cage.
Anonymous
5.20.16
Stuff

Why Katherine Dunn's 'Geek Love' Was a Bible to Weird Kids Like Me

Katherine Dunn died this week, but her work—especially the incredible novel "Geek Love"—spoke to everyone who thought of themselves as an outsider or weirdo.
Molly Crabapple
5.15.16
Stuff

What Happens When a Pessimist Dates an Optimist

It's the end of the world, and I feel fine about feeling wretched. My girlfriend, not so much.
Jordan Foisy
3.30.16
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