what we learned in 2014

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What We Learned About Australia in 2015

Mostly Australia lived up to its global reputation as the world's largest trailer park.
Royce Kurmelovs
12.30.15
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What We Learned About Rape Culture in 2014

The term "rape culture" is a neat shorthand people use when acknowledging that we, as a society, enable, excuse, and even encourage rape in myriad, overlapping, often immensely complicated ways.
Callie Beusman
12.31.14
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​What We Learned About Sex in 2014

Technology is changing the way we have sex, "rosebudding" is a thing, the British government can't handle face-sitting, and everybody likes butts.
Monica Heisey
12.24.14
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​All the Books I Read in 2014

You might think literature is a dying art, but there are more books now than ever. This year the stacks on stacks piled up around me. Here's a list, in chronological order, of what I read.
Blake Butler
12.23.14
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2014 Was a Desperate Year for UK Celebrities

Being "famous" now apparently means humiliating yourself over and over like you're a perpetual game show contestant.
Issy Sampson
12.19.14
Travel

Los Angeles Sucked and Ruled in 2014

Our police aren't always as racist as we thought, wealthy Westsiders are responsible for our whooping cough epidemic, and there are apparently ways to get around town besides driving. Oh, and the Lakers still suck.
VICE LA Staff
12.18.14
neckbeards

2014 Was a Great Year to Be a Geek

A look back at the year's best comics, board games, webseries, and gadgets.
Giaco Furino
12.18.14
Stuff

Five Things Men Utterly Ruined for Me in 2014

Sexism's had a strong year, so let's look back with misty eyes at all the misogyny and reactionary weirdness from horrible dude-bros.
Brydie Lee-Kennedy
12.17.14
Here Be Dragons

​The Internet in 2014 Was Basically Just Hackers, Misogynists, and Kim Kardashian’s Ass

Remember when the internet used to be fun?
Martin Robbins
12.17.14
Stuff

New York Got Richer, Weirder, and Angrier in 2014

The rent stayed high, hip-hop stayed strange, the police stayed awful, and a lot of people wanted Taylor Swift to stay away.
Harry Cheadle and Wilbert Cooper
12.17.14
News

Climate Change Got Worse in 2014, but Did People Get Better?

The world went on getting warmer this year, but there is now a glimmer of hope that people might be realizing how bad the situation has become.
Eric Holthaus
12.17.14
News

What We Learned About Geopolitics in 2014

Whenever the world goes to hell in a family-size hand basket, people act surprised that they keep getting surprised.
Stuart A. Reid
12.15.14