We caught up with the ever-provocative artist Andres Serrano to talk about his intense new exhibition, power, and stating the obvious.
I guess interrogations, wire tapping, and the constant paranoia that you're being followed is what you get when you try to investigate separatist movements on a tourist visa.
An excerpt from Consequence, a new memoir from a former interrogator about torture and its aftermath.
Sarah's Kane's Cleansed features torture, butt-fucking, and cutting off tongues—but the people who have fainted watching it say more about theater-goers than about the text.
A dominatrix sits down in our chair wearing a creepy mask to share the torturous techniques she uses with her high-powered clients.
About 60 percent of asylum seekers in the US have experienced some form of torture. The Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture aims to treat survivors with medical and mental health services.
One of them—a 13-year-old boy—was allegedly severely beaten while handcuffed and laying on the ground.
Kryss Black and Rob Vanderveen want to turn the Snowtown bank where eight bodies were found in barrels in 1999 into an official tourist attraction that could give their struggling town an economic boost.
Last week, as millions of Americans got hyped about the Fourth of July, two men brutally tortured by the US government were quietly released from prison.
A look at how drug trafficking's massive profits feed high-level corruption, and how American policy is fanning the flames.
A look at the science behind the psychosis.
Former Deputy Director of the CIA Michael Morell sat down with VICE News for a candid discussion about the Iraq war and the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program.
"House of Screams" by John Conroy kicked off a decades-long effort to unravel the web of a Chicago cop's torturous ways. We asked him how it all went down and whether police in the Windy City have changed.
They claim the Chinese Government Is Selling Their Organs to Foreigners.
A new report alleges the APA helped justify the Bush administration's torture of detainees in the years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
We spoke to an Ex-CIA operative about torture, coercion, and how to spot when someone is lying to you.
In 1995, the US Air Force's torture training led to a court case and allegations that cadets had been abused, an eerie foreshadowing of the larger scandals that would come in the following decades.
The story behind Guantánamo Diary, steeped in unknowable complexity and murky details, is perhaps the perfect parable of the post-9/11 era.
Ratings board president Jean-Francois Mary said it's "a romance, you could even say schmaltzy."
Hick's former lawyer Dan Mori has said the US admission of innocence marks "the beginning of the end" of Hicks' ordeal.
For centuries, the practice of making books out of human skin was disturbingly common. Today, it's become a historical curiosity. We spoke to Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris to find out more about this bizarre practice.
The trouble with talking about America's human experiments is that you instantly sound like a doomsday-prepping, conspiracy-spouting whackjob. To combat that stereotype, here's a rundown of some of the officially-documented ones we've carried out.
When the definitions are fuzzy, the things we do are not torture; the things our enemies do are terrorism. If the definitions are available to everyone, then we can all make our own value judgements over what does and does not qualify.
Highlights from the year include: national security excesses, a double standard for the rich and poor, corruption, oligarchy, racially biased policing, and straight-up torture.