In this month's Artifact, VICE's Wilbert L. Cooper remembers defying the odds and winning a hog-calling contest at the Iowa State Fair.
Halloween parties ended in tragedy in an ominous week of mass gun violence before Election Day.
Just because they never get tired of scaring the shit out of hapless teens doesn't mean they don't have their own primordial fears.
Country rap, also known as hick-hop, has been dismissed as cultural appropriation and musical abomination. One group of rappers is trying to change that.
Four dead and 14 wounded in one week of mass gun violence is still unacceptable.
When police want a sample, they can do it the easy way, or they can do it the hard way.
What seemed inevitable when President Obama visited a federal prison and everyone from Charles Koch to Newt Gingrich was onboard is now a pipe dream. But could that be a good thing?
It was 1968, and the feds were really starting to freak out about drug use in America.
The 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks saw seven mass shootings—the most of any single day in 2016.
Naomi Harris spent the better part of a year capturing America with a point-and-shoot film camera.
When four or more people get shot, even if no one dies, that's a mass shooting—and we should call it one.
Amid a deluge of terrorist attacks abroad and mass shootings at home, American parents are doing what they can to keep their kids safe without inciting panic.
A relatively calm week by national standards was still a bloody one.
More Americans have died in mass shootings already this year than were killed by guns in all of Canada, Germany, and Spain in 2014.
We asked a Sunshine State expert why Florida is America's class clown.
The Orlando nightmare last month helped push the mass shooting body count over 200 so far in 2016.
Indiscriminate hails of bullets from handguns in public spaces aren't unique to America, but they sure are common.
Ten other tragedies, though not even close to the scope or hateful nature of the national nightmare in Orlando, can't be ignored.
Relief, gratitude, paranoia, and keeping a butcher's knife under your pillow.
The massive probe threatened to implicate the biggest banks in America, but sent just one woman to prison.
The executive who publicly wept after 12 miners were killed at one of his plants in 2006 was found shot to death near his wife's grave.
Civilians "better duck, first of all, because the bullets are gonna fly."
Brutal incidents like a couple being lit on fire by apparent crack thieves suggest things could get even worse in a state known for its heroin woes.
We often hear about men killed by drive-by shootings and at nightclubs, but women and children account for an outsized share of mass shooting victims in the United States.