sociology

Halloween

Trump Costumes Are Everywhere Because Politics Is a Popular TV Show

This Halloween won't provide escape from toxic DC drama—just the opposite, in fact.
Arielle Dollinger
10.31.17
economics

Rich People Feel Really, Really Bad About Being Rich

A new book explores the anxieties that come along with affluence. I asked the author why regular people should care.
Allie Conti
9.20.17
bosses lie

Your Boss Is Not More Stressed Out Than You, Science Says

And they're not going to do anything about it.
Jordan Pearson
5.8.17
French Election

How the French Media Turned Emmanuel Macron Into a Presidential Candidate

A sociologist explains what he thinks French media has to gain if the centrist candidate wins.
Ludivine Bénard
5.6.17
Surveillance State of Mind

America Pays for Free Body Cameras With Its Civil Rights

The company formerly known as TASER changed its name to Axon and is offering a free trial of its body cameras to every cop in America, but the plan raises alarming questions about the future of surveillance.
Harlan Yu
4.6.17
Sex

Debunking the Toxic Myths Around College Hookup Culture

In her new book, "American Hookup," sociology professor Lisa Wade investigates the biggest misconceptions about casual sex on college campuses—and tries to reach an understanding that more accurately reflects realities about gender, race, and class.
Suzannah Weiss
1.13.17
psychology

It's Not Just You: Literally Everyone Expects the Worst, Study Says

According to new research, optimists and pessimists alike brace for the worst while waiting for news.
Kimberly Lawson
12.21.16
tv

Why Reality Stars Are So Obsessed with Throwing Drinks on Each Other

The wine-hurling Real Housewives of today come from a long tradition: Since the early 1900s, women in film have been angrily tossing drinks on their rivals and nemeses.
Elizabeth King
12.13.16
Lab Rats

Researchers Trashed NYC to See What People Would Do

Guess how many New Yorkers called them out for littering.
Corey Levitan
12.7.16
Donald Trump

US Power Will Decline Under Trump, Says Futurist Who Predicted Soviet Collapse

We talked to Nobel Prize-nominated Johan Galtung, who predicted that someone like Trump would win the US, and that it will trigger a decline in power.
Nafeez Ahmed
12.6.16
Fashion

Meet the Artist Making Headpieces Out of His Facial Dystonia Diagnosis

Tiago Valente’s headpieces take an anthropological look at health, capitalism, and anthropology.
Anya Tchoupakov
11.19.16
Halloween

The Poisoned Candy Expert Is Pretty Sure No One's Trying to Kill Your Kids on Halloween

Joel Best is the leading expert on everything that maniacs are allegedly putting in your kids' candy. Problem is, your children aren't really in any danger.
Matthew Zuras
10.27.16
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