expression

Broadly

For Women Who Wear Hijab, Finstas Can Be a Space to Let Loose Online

By the time private accounts with curated followers became mainstream, they were old news to me. I knew many women who wore hijabs who would set their Instagram profiles to private, write “WOMEN ONLY” in their bios, and post pictures with their hair down.
Najma Sharif
6.18.18
Identity

27 Percent of California Teens Are Gender Nonconforming

A new study of California youth found that more than one in four teens say their classmates view them as resisting dominant forms of gender expression.
Kimberly Lawson
12.14.17
Op-Ed

The Guy Who Saved Your iPhone From Hackers Is Stuck in a UAE Jail

'Million dollar dissident' Ahmed Mansoor’s actions protected millions of iPhone users from sophisticated spyware. If you care about your privacy and security, you should be fighting for his release.
Tanya O'Carroll
5.12.17
Emojis

69 New Emojis Announced, Including Breastfeeding Woman, Woman with Headscarf, and Steak

New symbols are coming to Emoji 5.0, including vampires, zombies, merpeople, and bearded men.
Beckett Mufson
3.27.17
Culture

The Artist Who Fights Authoritarianism with Doodles

The power of the Romanian artist's politically motivated work lies in its simplicity.
Andreea Pocotilă
5.31.16
Stuff

A Burning Man Decompression Party Made Me Not Hate Burning Man

I really thought it was all bullshit.
Manisha Krishnan
12.2.15
Photo

This Photographer Reverse-Searches His Body Parts on Google to Make 'Melfies'

Melbourne photographer Jackson Eaton is inverting our idea of selfies.
Jackson Eaton
1.14.15
Stuff

Former 'Onion' Editor: We Need to Defend Satire, Even When We Don't Like It

It's important to know that everything, no matter how offensive, can be said.
Joe Garden
1.9.15
VICE Premiere

Ryshon Jones's "Bottomless Pit" Will Make You Want to Do Something with Your Worthless Life

In Jones's own words, this new track embodies "the idea of growth and taking power in your own hands. There are people who complain about things. And then there are people who sit back, observe, and change what they don't like.”
Charlie Ambler
10.16.14
Stuff

The Ultimate Opinion Piece: Your Opinion Is Wrong

We always hope that the right and the left would find common ground; maybe this common ground is the abusing of scientific terms to mask their total ignorance.
Lee Zachariah
7.1.14
brain

This Is What Thoughts Look Like

Japanese scientists videotaped a baby fish brain reacting to food. And it's amazing.
Austin Considine
2.2.13
tech

E.T. Phone Drone

Using small-fry drones to simulate landing robots on the Moon.
Brian Anderson
12.19.12