Solitude

psychology

Introverts Don't Necessarily Enjoy Spending Time Alone

The truth might be a lot more complicated.
Christian Jarrett
9.20.18
Interviews

Alvvays Escape Normal Life on 'Antisocialites' and We Can Too

Molly Rankin and Alec O'Hanley of the Toronto dream pop band talk about how isolation and fantasy became the heart of their sophomore record.
Sarah MacDonald
9.6.17
Vice Blog

Andrew W.K. on Meditation

Be your own guru.
Andrew W.K.
10.13.16
Travel

​Why Do People Keep Trying to Visit the ‘Into the Wild’ Bus?

Every year, travelers take to the Stampede Trail in search of some kind of survivalist nirvana. And every year, people have to be rescued along the way.
Larry Fitzmaurice
7.12.16
Stuff

The Peculiar Case of a Modern-Day Hermit

Does solitude destroy the human psyche, or does it allow us to see the world clearly?
Paul Willis
11.25.15
Interviews

The Tallest Man on Earth's Dark Flight Home

Kirstian Matsson had a helluva year full of divorce and death. Out of it, his fourth record, 'Dark Bird Is Home,' emerged. Where will the 32-year-old songwriter go from here?
Eric Sundermann
5.15.15
Op-Eds

On Being Alone: The Wild Landscapes of Grouper's 'Ruins'

How Cheryl Strayed's 'Wild' and Grouper's 'Ruins' offer a new narrative of being alone.
Kyle Kramer
1.5.15
Design

A Wearable Focus Pod Gives You Naptime in a 'Nutshell'

The Nutshell is a wearable pod designed by student Eden Lew to enable private moments for naps and snacks in the midst of a busy schedule.
Beckett Mufson
11.17.14
we saw this

I Went to a Drake Concert by Myself in New Jersey

There’s something inherently funny—and very, very sad—about attending a Drake concert alone.
Eric Sundermann
10.28.13