Isolation

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A Guide to Avoiding Lonely Despair This Holiday Season

Nobody is around to see the five days of takeout containers littering your apartment.
Mack Lamoureux
12.22.17
painting

Lonely Hyperreal Paintings Show Moments of Social Isolation

Dutch painter Gerard Boersma uses hyperreal painting to reflect upon our overly-connected, yet ultimately disconnected society.
Andrew Nunes
6.10.17
Photo

Photographing the Smallest City in the UK

Like Twin Peaks, but without all the murder and stuff.
Alex Ingram
1.24.17
Stuff

How to Disappear for the Next Four Years

There's no machine that makes you disappear (yet), but here are some other options.
Mike Pearl
12.9.16
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of Living Alone?

If you're not splitting rent with someone else, you might need to worry about choking, falling, or becoming weird.
Mike Pearl
12.7.16
Photo

How Tourism Is Changing Cuba, In Photos

Photographer Erin Lee Holland pairs her photos from a recent trip with those of an unknown Cuban photographer from the 60s and 70s.
Erin Lee Holland
9.5.16
Life Inside

How I Break Prison Rules to Keep in Touch with My Family

Skipped meals, smuggled cell phones, and a whole lot of pain.
Anonymous
4.29.16
Stuff

Why New York Is So Terrifying and Alienating

In her new book, <i>The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone</i>, Olivia Laing explores the way various artists across several decades have interpreted New York's ability to alienate and exclude its inhabitants.
Patrick Lyons
2.27.16
my first pill

How Half a Pink Mitsubishi at a Psytrance Rave in Suffolk Made me Feel Invincible

"Suffolk is an empty, desolate, wasteland. But it's a wasteland that's really good at hiding illegal raves."
Tom Usher
2.17.16
deep dives

Club Lonely: We Went in Search of the Most Isolated Nights Out in the UK

Journeying from Land's End to John O'Groats in search of the most secluded clubbing experience we could find.
Josh Baines
1.27.16
Stuff

Realizing You're a Pedophile Can Make You Want to Kill Yourself

"How in the world can anyone go through every day living with this curse and not want to fling themselves off the nearest bridge on a daily basis?"
Paul Willis
1.5.16
VICE vs Video games

The Horror and Violence of ‘Alien: Isolation,’ One Year Later

It pushes you to think about physical actions—and by extension violent ones—in a way you probably never have in a video game before.
Ed Smith
9.30.15
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