Academia

Scam Academy

I Took My Mom's Online Nursing Courses for Her

She needed sleep—and more hours at her day job to help me get through my own school.
Anonymous
8.5.19
Scam Academy

I'm a College Professor Who Faked Dissertation Data on the Side

It was a good gig for a while, to be quite honest.
Anonymous
7.29.19
Scam Academy

I Help People Cheat Their Way to Getting PhDs

I've written dozens of papers, including dissertations, for people with fancy titles in prestigious fields.
Anonymous
7.8.19
Getting Out of Bed

Better Sleep Habits Won't Save Me From the Exhaustion of Academia

As a Black woman graduate student, burn out feels like a requirement for success.
Zoé Samudzi
1.28.19
entertainment

Scholars Say​ if You Hate the Kardashians, You Probably Hate Yourself

The field of Kardashian research is growing. Here's what it can tell us about society.
Katya Lopatko
5.7.18
obituary

Bernie De Koven, Influential Game Designer and Scholar of Fun, Dies at 76

The author of 'The Well-Played Game' reminded us that rules should come secondary to people.
Cameron Kunzelman
3.26.18
academic pursuits

The Scholarly Journal for Studying Photos of Mark Zuckerberg

The inaugural edition of 'The California Review of Images and Mark Zuckerberg' was released Monday.
Louise Matsakis
11.28.17
Zines

This Calming Zine Is Helping My Social Media Overstimulation

Heterotopias examines virtual architecture through essays and images that make you stop and think.
Mikhail Klimentov
10.17.17
Read more

Harvard boots Chelsea Manning after CIA leaders complained

Carter Sherman
9.15.17
Academia

Study That Claimed AI Could Determine a Person’s Sexuality Is Under Ethical Review

The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology is reexamining a Stanford study after it received significant backlash.
Louise Matsakis
9.12.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Seattle's new bike-sharing program is a lot like legal bike theft

Dexter Thomas
8.24.17
Memes

Meme Historians Are an Inevitability

Memes now have as much power, influence, and reach as the propaganda posters of yesteryear. Of course they're going to be academically studied.
Justin Caffier
5.19.17
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