David Whelan

Stuff

Why We Should All Be More Pretentious

As an insult, pretentiousness says more about the accuser than the accused.
David Whelan
2.26.16
tech

I Went to an Art Show About the Internet to See if I'd 'Get' the Internet Art

Since we now mainly use technology to judge ourselves, and because technology has made me cripplingly self-aware, I figured the show might teach me a couple of things about myself.
David Whelan
2.2.16
VICE vs Video games

‘The Witness’ Is 2016’s First Absolutely Essential Video Game

Jonathan Blow's comeback is a magical achievement that has little to do with video gaming precedent.
David Whelan
1.26.16
Stuff

What Does Our Obsession with True Crime Podcasts Say About Us?

Everyone's an armchair detective now, and sometimes that doesn't sit comfortably.
David Whelan
12.16.15
Stuff

The Artists Explaining Their Multiple Sclerosis Through Art

Artists Kirsty Stevens and Hannah Laycock tackle the knowledge gap that surrounds MS by creating art that is tangible and accessible.
David Whelan
11.23.15
Stuff

My Six Years with Jimmy Savile: An Interview with His Biographer

Dan Davies interviewed Savile over six years in order to write his now award-winning biography, 'In Plain Sight.'
David Whelan
11.11.15
Sports

An Oval World: Six Places Where Rugby Is a Religion

As the World Cup draws to a close, we're profiling the places that rugby fans call home, the spots on this earth that have embraced the sport like no other.
David Whelan
10.30.15
Sports

Talking Rugby and the Haka with Maori Cultural Expert Inia Maxwell

"I don't want to nitpick, but the current All Blacks are doing the haka too fast."
David Whelan
10.26.15
Sports

The Essential Songs of the WOrld Cup

Rugby has a deep and rich relationship with music. From anthems to supporters' songs, it provides a fitting soundtrack to the World Cup.
David Whelan
10.8.15
VICE vs Video games

‘Undertale’ Is One of the Most Remarkable Video Games Ever Made

Toby Fox's new game, currently the highest-rated PC title of all time, remembers whether you've been naughty or nice.
David Whelan
10.1.15
tech

Japan Has a New Social Network But It's Hardly Letting Anyone In

If you can get past the AI bouncer, you're in.
David Whelan
9.4.15
VICE vs Video games

Happy 20th Anniversary Rayman, You Glorious Freak of Gaming

Ubisoft's odd little bundle of floating limbs debuted in September 1995, and despite some awful games along the way he remains relevant today.
David Whelan
9.1.15
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