nicole a clark

Selected Writing

CULTURE

‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ Is Inadvertently About Women's Invisible Labor - VICE

A Brief History of the “Walking Simulator,” Gaming’s Most Detested Genre - Salon

The Video Game That Got Me Through My Long-Distance Relationship - New York Magazine, The Cut, Science of Us

The Soon-Yi Previn Interview Is a New Kind of Anti-#MeToo Piece - VICE

Inside the Reddit Forum Where Panicked People Ask Strangers for Legal Help - VICE

Your Vape Pen Might Be Fake, And You Might Have No Idea -VICE

A Reminder of Just how Fake and Exploitative ‘The Bachelorette’ Is - VICE 

Why Casting Nagini as an Asian Woman in 'Fantastic Beasts' Is So Offensive - VICE

The Importance of Female Friendships in Video GamesThe Mary Sue

No, Amazon Cannot Replace Libraries - VICE

Review & CRITICISM

‘My Brilliant Friend’ Is a Magical Book and a Mediocre HBO TV Show - VICE

My Biggest Revelations of 2018 Came from an Indie Video Game (Review of Celeste) - VICE

The Modest Problem of Death: On Mark O’Connell’s “To Be a Machine”- Los Angeles Review of Books

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Is Still One of the Greatest Shows of All Time - VICE

This Incredible VR Film Takes You on an Ayahuasca Journey to the Amazon - VICE

'Crazy Rich Asians' Is an Opulent, Over-the-Top Piece of Film History - VICE

Stop What You're Doing and Go Binge 'Killing Eve' Before Everyone Ruins It - VICE

'Pen15' Is a Hilarious Way to Relive Your Middle School Trauma - VICE

The Nightmare of Being a Woman with a Chronic Illness (Review of Porochista Khakpour’s memoir Sick)- VICE

‘Mulan’ Is Still My Problematic Fave - VICE

'Burning' Is a Quietly Stunning Thriller About Millennial Rage - VICE

In 'Colette,' Queerness Is an Act of Rebellion, Not a Source of Trauma - VICE

Profile & Subcultures

I Cruised LA with the Badass Moxi Roller Skating Girl Gang - VICE

The Boba Guys Just Want You To Love Their Balls - The Bold Italic

Meet the Children who Swim to Alcatraz - The Bold Italic

Interviews

The Bizarre Untold Origin Story of the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator - VICE

Female Rage Has Fueled Our Country's Greatest Political Movements - VICE

How Two Women on 'Bachelor' Vietnam Found Love with Each Other - VICE

These Women Are Taking Body Positivity Back from Brands - VICE

 

Here is the full archive of my work for VICE.

Radio Appearances

Marie Kondo’s Netflix show strikes a chord—and a nerve - KCRW, Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Why the stalker boyfriend in the TV show ‘You’ is appealing to women - KCRW, Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A discussion of friendships and female representation in gaming - BBC Radio 5 Live, Phil Williams, (the segment begins at 2:22:30)