This Is Why Small Talk Makes Some People So Anxious
A therapist gave us advice for how to get over it.
This Is Why It's So Hard to Sound Normal When You're Nervous
It’s common to flub your words when you’re feeling awkward.
God of War
'God of War' Smartly Fixes The Very Bad Way Most Games Handle Dialogue
The characters in 'God of War' talk like normal people. They stop, start, and resume conversations, so you never feel left out.
People Think Teens Who Curse a Lot Are Dumber
They also rated them on trustworthiness, sociability, politeness, and likability.
Remembering the Elvis Presley Remix That Somehow Changed Culture
Fifteen years later, the big beats of Elvis vs JXL's "A Little Less Conversation" still rings on.
This AI Wearable Helps Make You Less Socially Awkward
Researchers at MIT’s CSAIL hope the wearable will help people with social anxiety better navigate the nuances of human communication.
I Chose to Stop Saying "I" for an Entire Week
It felt like conversing in Mad Libs. And it drove me fucking crazy.
50 Foolproof After-Party Conversation Starters, That Aren't "Did You Have a Good Night?"
Fifty things you can talk about without ever mentioning Donald Trump.
Josh Baines & Angus Harrison
The VICE Guide to Right Now
There's Only Room in Your Brain for Five Best Friends, Says Science
Turns out it doesn't matter how many Facebook friends you have, because your brain only has room for five BFFs.
Having Cryptic Conversations About Encrypted Graphics at Rosa Menkman’s New Show
A conversation about "resolutions" at the 'Institutions of Resolution Disputes [iRD],' which opened last Saturday night at Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn.
Author Caitlin Moran in (Drunken) Conversation with Sophie Heawood – Part One
Talking body image, sex, cat piss, and walking in on Damien Hirst taking a shit.
Zak Arctander: Endless Want
If there is a common subject within Zak Arctander’s photographs, it is that of the pursuant gaze, a subject in a relentless search for the often intangible object of its desire. We sat down with Zak to talk about butterflies and being alive.