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
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
Stuff

I Spent a Day with the Professor of Fun to Find Out How to Make Life Less Miserable

Life is rough, so how can we turn our lives into one big laugh?
Hannah Ewens
9.30.16
News

The Problematic Gender Politics Between Masc and Fem Gays

A sociologist embeds within Louisiana bar culture to uncover whether bears treat twinks differently than men treat women in general.
Swede White
7.27.16
Stuff

Everything I Learned Researching the Female Orgasm

There's long been a societal (and scientific) bias against female sexuality. Fortunately, that is slowly changing with more women taking their pleasure into their own hands.
Sarah Barmak
7.18.16
Stuff

How to Live Alone Without Going Crazy

Living alone is a luxury, but it comes with perils, like the risk of becoming depressed or simply weird.
Allie Conti
6.30.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Taking Selfies Makes You Think You're Hotter Than You Really Are, Says Science

Taking selfies can make you appear more narcissistic and give you a self-inflated view of yourself. Sure, that seems self-evident, but now we've got the research to back it up.
Lauren Messman
5.20.16
Music

Why We Care So Much When Icons Like Prince Die

A sociologist breaks down the mechanics behind the public displays of grief after a cultural hero dies.
Harry Cheadle
4.22.16
Stuff

How to Manipulate the Media as a Political Outsider

We spoke to 'Shooting Hipsters' author Christiana Spens about rethinking dissent in the age of PR.
Kit Caless
4.19.16
Stuff

Does Living with a Step- or Half-Sibling Make Children More Aggressive?

A recent study found that children who live with step- or half-siblings are more likely to behave aggressively than kids who don't. We got in touch with the lead researcher to figure out why.
Sophie Saint Thomas
4.2.16
Stuff

A Drug Dealer Talks Us Through All Her Different Types of Clients

Don't be one of these people.
Brian McManus
1.15.16