#illridewithyou has captured the imagination of a community looking for some possible 'good' to take out of Sydney's tragic siege. Whether will it help or hinder actual change remains to be seen.
Ridhwana B., the doll's creator, designed it to comply with what some interpret as Islamic religious law's prohibition on the depiction of distinct features on any children's toy.
For centuries, pilgrims have traveled to a hill in Central Java to have sex with strangers in hopes of receiving blessings, but the government has shut the ritual down.
It's hard for people to reconcile that a woman like me can still call herself a feminist. But I am, unequivocally. I have a vagina and I refuse to let that make me any less powerful, ambitious, or successful than someone without one. It's that simple.
The notoriously secretive department might get a badly-needed dose of transparency when it comes to its counterterrorism operations.
There's a deluded Facebook campaign being waged by people who think that a halal certification means that a cookie company supports terrorism.
What would happen to the world's religions if we made contact with alien life? I asked Dr. David A. Weintraub, an astronomer at Vanderbilt University who's been trying to get to the bottom of that question.
Racist Roy 'Chubby' Brown's Gig is arguably UK's most controversial comedian. I went to one of his sold-out gigs to see if there was more to the stand-up show than an old racist man making old racist jokes.
When Isaiah Marin, a Christian student in Oklahoma, got pissed off with his goth friend Jacob Crockett recently, he brought a machete to a card game and attempted to hack his head off.
Douglass has been embraced by America, but not the bosses at Gitmo.
The author on why his book exposing Tony Blair and George W. Bush is banned in Guantánamo.
The Guantánamo detainee Ahmed Rabbani's favorite dish is a Tower of Babel made of food, a multi-story parking garage starring rice.
I guess my tragedy starts from that first day when I was captured by bounty hunters.
Ian Cobain totally gets why his book is banned from Gitmo.
This banned book reflects the "legal nightmare" of Gitmo, argues Melvyn Bragg.
"In banning my novel, the custodians of Guantánamo have once again demonstrated their sensitivity and respect for human dignity."
If I were running an illegal detention center in a distant no man's land where prisoners could be held indefinitely and without trial I wouldn't want detainees to read Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterpiece Crime and Punishment either.
How Terry Holdbrooks entered Gitmo a soldier and left a Muslim convert.
I once gave a guard a gift, if you can consider chocolate milk a gift. He refused it with a fierce look, as if I were trying to bribe him.
An introduction to the first installment of our new series from VICE Global Editor Alex Miller.
John Howard on why Zinn's radical history is banned from Gitmo.
The writer says it's "a badge of honor" to be banned in Gitmo.
Irvine Welsh has no fucking idea why his book is banned from Gitmo.
Jeremy Paxman finds it "fascinating" that the war poet is banned in Gitmo.