• Mexico City: Was the Pemex Blast a Bomb or an Accident?

    The victims of the explosion at the Pemex headquarters on January 31 were mostly regular, everyday office workers. The dead were secretaries, maintenance guys, accountants. One of those killed was a nine-year-old girl named Dafne Sherlyn Martinez who reportedly went to visit her

  • The South (of Yemen) Will Rise Again

    When I arrived in Aden on February 24, the tensions were palpable. Three days before, a crackdown on a secessionist demonstration left four protesters dead. Government troops faced off with the seemingly disorganized demonstrators, firing in the air to disperse them.

  • The Strange Sad Saga of the Power Hour Trademark Lawsuit

    An "entrepreneur" named Steve Roose was mistakenly granted the trademark to the phrase "power hour" and started harassing anyone who used those words online, including a musician named Ali Spagnola who refused to give in to him. Three years and $30,000 later, she won a court case…

  • VICE News

    Beasts of Burden - Part 1

    VICE correspondent Gelareh Kiazand searches Kabul for illicit gambling rings where men bet on quail fights, buzkashi (it's like polo, but with a headless goat), and dog fights. But first she has to find Dardar, the only figure in Kabul's gambling world who can get our crew into t…

  • Dogmageddon

    Religion Can Ruin Your Heroes

    The problem with Jim Miller's comment about gays never being accepted in NFL locker rooms pisses me off not just because it's an asinine way of thinking, but because he's ruined any goodwill I felt about the 2001 Chicago Bears.

  • Puppies and Kitties and Crying Protesters

    The Lost Dogs Home in North Melbourne had an open day this weekend to celebrate their 100th birthday. Which sounds like a pretty sweet day out, except for the protest being held across the road accusing them of murdering dogs for cash.

  • Explaining Bangladesh's Month of Massive Street Protests and Violence

    The Shabagh protests are a liberal street festival with a morbid demand. Nooses and chants calling for accused war criminals to be hanged have become shorthand in a battle of what defines the nation, an unfinished struggle of identity for a pluralistic liberal society fused with

  • We Spoke to the Guy Who Wrote the Real Screenplay for 'Argo'

    Contrary to how Affleck's film portrays it, the script for 'Argo' wasn't just some jokey, throwaway nonsense a hack writer shat out. It was the opening salvo for a dream that would change the world written by Barry Ira Geller.

  • When Will South African Police Stop Dragging People from Their Vans?

    This week, South African police attached a man to a van and dragged him for nearly 500 yards. The man was found dead a few hours later in a police cell. While it's clearly an atrocious, shocking story, extreme police violence has become a regular occurrence in what is supposedly

  • McDonald's Is Violating Labor Laws in Brazil

    Last year, there were 1,790 cases against the company in the state of São Paulo alone, for claims ranging from firing pregnant women in order to avoid paying maternity leave, to overtime violations and failure to pay the minimum wage.

  • Bradley Manning Pleaded Guilty Yesterday: 'I Did It'

    For voluntarily admitting his crimes yesterday, Bradley Manning stands to face up to 20 years in prison. After his case is formally court-martialed beginning in June, though, he could be sent away for life. The government says he helped aid anti-American terrorists, and they coul…

  • Can Ashley Judd Save America?

    Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader and one of the most loathsome politicians in the US, is up for reelection next year, and his most serious challenger is, apparently, Ashley Judd. Can she save the country from his obstructionism? Spoiler alert: No.

  • Anonymous Hacked Bank of America

    A massive amount of data allegedly belonging to Bank of America was leaked by Anonymous this week. It seems to indicate that the bank is spying on the hacktivists.

  • North Korea Has a Friend in Dennis Rodman and VICE

    Earlier today former Chicago Bulls superstar Dennis Rodman presided over a mixed-match basketball game in Pyongyang alongside Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. The teams consisted of VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy, three Harlem Globetrotters, and North Korea's "Dream Team."