Drew Nemer

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Capturing life in Detroit, America’s ‘ghost town’

Photographer Bruce Gilden has always seen the world differently. Speaking with us last year, he opened up about the importance of uncomfortable imagery, explaining, “People who have trouble with these kinds of pictures should look into their own soul because different people find beauty in …

Street Photography

Making Bicycles in Detroit Is an Uphill Ride

In 1896, the Detroit Wheelmen opened an ornate new clubhouse, complete with an auditorium and a bowling alley. The Detroit_ Free Press_ called it “the most modern club house of any cycling organization in the west.” Its forty-thousand-dollar cost (about $1.1 million today) was paid for by the …

Detroit: Against The Wind – An ode to the Midwestern city and its people

Detroit: Against the Wind is Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden’s ode to the Midwestern metropolis and its people. The exhibition will include over 20 …

Detroit Halts Its Decline

<i>Detroit's Revival / The Bell Towers</i><p>In Detroit, Michigan, there has been 50 years of continuous population decline. But that decline finally stopped this year, said Detroit mayor Michael Duggan, to rousing applause, at the Congress for New Urbanism, which met this year in this resurgent rust-belt …

Why am I anxious all the time and what’s the best way to cope with it?

Anxiety is necessary for survival, but it can run out of control. Here’s what you can do to offset it…<p>There is no magic bullet for anxiety. We know this, and yet if we have a propensity for the bowel-shaking kind of anxiety that fits within the “disordered” bracket, a cure is exactly what we pray …

13 Things People With Anxiety Want You to Know

For starters, we can’t just stop worrying.<p>We don’t like worrying.<p>It’s a common view that people with an anxiety disorder want to worry. Not so, says …

9 destinations Kevin Durant could go in free agency, ranked

The NBA Finals are over, the draft is done.<p>Let the offseason games officially begin.<p>That means the coming days and weeks will be filled with speculation, rumors and reports about just where superstar forward Kevin Durant could be headed … or if he’s staying in Oklahoma City.<p>Let’s count down nine …

Casual Sex: Everyone Is Doing It

Zhana Vrangalova had hit a problem. On a blustery day in early spring, sitting in a small coffee shop near the campus of New York University, where she is an adjunct professor of psychology, she was unable to load onto her laptop the Web site that we had met to discuss. This was not a technical …

Psychology

How to Film an Orgy Without Making Everyone Feel Grimy

'Bang Gang,' a new film about teenage sex parties sweeping through a provincial town during a heatwave, makes you remember the lurch of pubescent lust.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>You can't really tell what you're looking at, initially. You're upstairs. A cluster of leaves shakes in …

The Pros and Cons of Falling in Love with Your Best Friend

People's stories of falling for their mates—from long-term relationships, to never speaking to them again.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>There are few things more unsettling—and recognizable—than the realization you've started to catch feelings for your best friend. It doesn't matter if …

When Ass Eating Goes Wrong

When ass eating goes good, it's great. But when it goes bad, it goes very, very bad. Here are some of the worst ass-eating horror stories you'll ever read.<p>Ass munching. Salad Tossing. Kissing the Chocolate Starfish. Yes, we're talking about rimjobs and depending on the individual, he or she either …

Mind

Yes, What You Eat Does Change How Your Semen Tastes

Urban legend has it that foods like pineapple make your cum or vagina taste good, while stuff like stinky cheese makes your junk taste rank. To find out if there's any validity to this, we had a male-male and female-female couple try a sex experiment.<p><i>All illustrations by</i> <i>Heather Benjamin</i><p>"Your cum …

Healthy Eating

Toxic Masculinity and Murder

Can we talk about men?<p>About a thousand people gathered in Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn on Tuesday night. It was a candlelight vigil, the borough rallying in solidarity with the LGBT community, and against what’s at this point simply being called <i>hate</i>. Near the impromptu stage, hand-drawn on white …

Feminism

Detroit school rescue plan passes, but Democrats and teachers hate it

<b>(CNN) —</b> A sharply divided Michigan legislature voted to create a new, debt-free school district in Detroit, a decision Gov. Rick Snyder called an "unprecedented investment" in the city's children.<p>The city's teachers union, however, called the package approved late Wednesday inadequate and …

Education

10 Things You May Not Know About Anxiety Disorder

"Mental health is important for all and is a basic human right."<p>Anxiety disorders like social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, agoraphobia, panic disorder and general anxiety are the most common forms of mental illness in the U.S. An estimated 18 percent of all American adults have …

"I wanted to climb out of my skin”: what it’s like to live with severe anxiety - BBC Three

Lucy Hancock6 June 2016<p>“Something weird was happening in my guts. I was convinced I was going to detonate there on my stool… like I would crack down the middle, skull to pelvis, like an egg… I wanted to climb out of my skin like a pair of trousers.<p>“'You’re going to die… this is it.'”<p>“'Your clothes …

I was crippled by anxiety - and then I made it work for me

“I don’t think I can do it,” I said to my husband<p>“Do what?” he replied, baffled.<p>“I don’t know, I just…” I paused, struggling and failing to control my breath. “CAN’T!” I burst into tears.<p>We were on honeymoon. We’d arrived in San Francisco, the night before, after two relaxing weeks in Hawaii. We …

Loneliness

Americans Are More Bisexual Than Ever, Study Says

Researchers found that the percentage of Americans that say they've had a same-sex experience has doubled since the early 1990s for both men and women.<p>Americans are having more same-sex hookups than ever before, according a new study from Florida State University, San Diego State University, and …

Sexuality

The College Senior Whose Birth Control Killed Her Sex Drive

New York<i>’s</i> <i>Sex Diaries series</i> <i>asks anonymous city dwellers to record a week in their sex lives — with comic, tragic, often sexy, and always revealing</i> …

Christian Bale

How To Save Detroit: Motor City Visions at Venice’s Architecture Biennale

At the 2016 Biennale, the US Pavilion is given over to architects’ plans to rebuild and rejuvenate Detroit—including the construction of a</i> …

Urban Planning

The Social-Impact Vacation Is Here

When you think about a summer getaway, Detroit might not be the first place on your list. But on June 10, that’s where Nathalie Molina Niño, 40, an …

Employment

Google is opening a new driverless car facility near Detroit this year

John Krafcik, the CEO of Alphabet's driverless car project, announced the news on Twitter Wednesday. The 53,000 sq.-ft. development center is located in Novi, Michigan — a 40-minute drive from Detroit.<p>"Many of our current partners are based here, so having a local facility will help us collaborate …

Autonomous Vehicle

These Vacant Lots In Detroit Are Turning Into An Eco-Village

On former blighted vacant lots, a greenhouse, health food cafe, a marketplace for women-owned businesses, and a tutoring center will take root.<p>When the city of Highland Park, Michigan–a small city within Detroit–could no longer afford most basic services in 2011, it tore streetlights out of …

What Your Personality Means For Your Sex Life

Sometimes, it seems like everyone's having more sex than you are. But, in reality, some couples are totally fine with fewer intimate nights together. …

6 Things Detroit's Bankruptcy Can Teach You About Money

In the years leading up to bankruptcy, the city made mistakes that are all too common for anyone struggling with debt.<p>Detroit’s historic bankruptcy was complex and unique -- but it offers some surprisingly universal lessons for anyone who struggles with money.<p>When the city announced it was broke in …

A New Video Shows a Detroit School Cop Manhandling a Teen Girl

"I truly did not expect anything like this to happen when I went to school," says the girl.<p>A five-minute video uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday shows a Detroit school cop manhandling an unarmed student this past winter, the latest in a series of disturbing episodes set in one of the few places …

Justice

Inside Detroit's Failing Public Schools

Detroit Public Schools are in crisis. Dropout rates are twice the national average, schools are routinely failing health inspections, and the district is more than three and a half billion dollars in debt. In this short video, <i>Atlantic</i> associate editor Alia Wong traces the history of Detroit Public …

School Districts

Survey: Some Men Still Use Their Imaginations to Masturbate

Jennifer Lopez has won dozens of accolades for her acting and singing, from the Teen Choice Awards to the Israel Teen Choice Awards. Now she’s got a …

Adam Levine