• This Week in Racism

    Jerry Seinfeld Does Not Have a Diversity Problem

    Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld got in trouble for saying he didn't care about the ongoing diversity debate in comedy. Some media outlets have taken this to mean that he only thinks white people are funny, which is about as far from reality as possible.

  • One Night at a Palestinian Land-Reclamation Party

    Hundreds of Palestinians and a handful of international activists are occupying the wrecked remnants of Palestinian homes in the village of Ein Hijleh. It's the first step in a series of actions opposing Israel’s growing colonization of the Jordan Valley and the illegal occupatio…

  • Russia Probably Won't Promote the Genocide That Took Place in Sochi

    During what many people call Europe's first genocide, Sochi played a central role in Russia's mass killing and deportation of the region's ethnic Circassians.

  • A New Blend of Heroin Is Killing Pittsburgh Addicts

    "Theraflu" is a new form of fentanyl-laced smack that's killed 22 people in the Pittsburgh area within weeks. Investigators have linked them all to the same batch of heroin, which was cooked with bootleg, out-of-state fentanyl 100 times more potent than morphine.

  • VICE News

    Sochi 2014: Mountains of Money

    The 2014 Winter Games have cost Russia about $50 billion, making them the most expensive in history. There's more money to be made than ever before—especially if you're a friend of President Putin. We went to Sochi to investigate the claims of corruption and kickbacks.

  • Why Are Journalists Being Imprisoned in Egypt?

    The interim government is clamping down on its critics, which means imprisoning journalists from Al Jazeera and other media outlets. Increasingly, the only permitted speech is that which praises the authorities.

  • Australia Is Invading Indonesian Waters to Turn Back Asylum Seekers

    Australian government officials are apologizing for entering Indonesian waters in their effort to forcibly remove boats carrying asylum seekers. This has raised the tension levels between Australia and Indonesia, a rising economic power in the region.

  • VICE News

    Pussy Riot Goes Back to Jail

    With just two months of their sentence left, Pussy Riot was freed in a general amnesty by the Russian government. Simon Ostrovsky met up with the band members in Moscow just a couple weeks after they were released to find out what they're doing with their newfound freedom.

  • Police Are Breaking Students' Bones in Kosovo

    A sit-in to protest a bunch of professors allegedly lying about their credentials has turned violent thanks to the cops. The student demonstrators claim that this fight against petty university corruption is a fight against the country's entire rotten system.

  • The VICE Podcast - The Current State of Higher Education in America

    This week on the VICE Podcast, Reihan Salam sits down with Anya Kamenetz, a Schwartz fellow at New America, a journalist, and the author of Generation Debt, DIY U, and the forthcoming The Test.

  • Nope, Still No Such Thing as a Fatal Marijuana Overdose

    By all accounts, 31-year-old mother of three Gemma Moss recently smoked half a joint to help her sleep, and then she never woke up: a tragic passing that quickly yielded giddy tabloid headlines touting her as “the first woman in Britain to be poisoned to death by cannabis." Let's…

  • The ABC Has Pissed Off Tony Abbott And Will Be Destroyed

    The Prime Minister believes that "a lot of people feel at the moment that the ABC instinctively takes everyone's side but Australia's". By Australia, he obviously means himself.

  • The Environmental Martyr of the Sochi Olympics

    Russian activist Evgeny Vitishko faces three years in a labor camp for vandalizing a fence near Sochi. The severe punishment is almost certainly an attempt to silence a vocal critic of the environmental costs of this year's Olympics.

  • Third-Hand Smoke Could Kill You

    An experiment done at UC Riverside concluded that "third-hand" or "passive" smoking can also lead to a higher risk of cancer. This means that the hysterical reaction people have to you lighting up in public is only going to get worse.