• The VICE Podcast Show - Reihan Salam on Uranium in Iraq and the Second Amendment

    'The VICE Podcast Show' is a weekly unedited discussion in which we go inside the minds of some of the most interesting, creative, and bizarre people we come across. This week, host Eddy Moretti talks to political commentator Reihan Salam about uranium in Iraq as well as the Seco…

  • Robert Mugabe Is Having a Tantrum Again

    Zimbabwe is about to hold its first presidential election since a new constitution was passed last month. As part of the reforms, Zimbabwean leaders will now only be able to hold the presidency for a maximum of two five-year terms, as opposed to however long they are able to clin…

  • Outside the Bombing Suspects' Home in Boston

    As the manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev continues, a reader sent us these photos from outside the home Dzhokhar shared with his brother, who was killed early this morning by Boston police. The photographer, Samuel Quinn, lives a few blocks from the brothers' residence on Norfolk

  • This Week in Racism

    People Being Beaten up for "Looking Arab"

    I have compiled all the most galling, depressing, exhausting cases of racism, either overt or covert, that I have come across in the last seven days. I will be rating each of these cases on a scale of 1 to RACIST. With '1' being the least racist, and 'Racist' being the most racis…

  • It's Still All Right to Kill Your Wife and Sister in Jordan

    Getting away with murder in Jordan is easy, as long as the victim is your wife, sister, or daughter and you claim it was an honor killing. Just last Saturday, a female was found dead near Amman with her throat slit, her belly slashed open, and her four-month-old fetus removed. Lo…

  • VICE on HBO: Congressman Jim McDermott on Depleted Uranium in Iraq

    For VICE's upcoming piece on post-war Iraq, premiering on HBO tomorrow at 11 PM, we interviewed Congressman Jim McDermott of the Seventh District of Washington State. Congressman McDermott has been one of the only experts and advocates in the US government on the issue of deplete…

  • Yemen Wants Their Guantanamo Detainees Back

    Of the 166 detainees who remain held without charge in Guantanamo Bay, 91 are Yemeni. It’s not quite as popular an issue as the drone strikes, but Yemenis still bring up Guantanamo on a nearly weekly basis. Many see the legal limbo of their fellow countrymen as a kind of tragicom…

  • Republicans Don't Have a Ton of Empathy for Strangers

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) changed his mind about gay marriage when he found out his son is gay. James Brady only came to support gun control after being shot. Are Republicans really incapable of caring about any issue without being directly affected?

  • Forget Gun Control, Let’s Ban the Senate

    The failure of the gun control bill isn’t an example of cowardice on the part of senators who didn’t vote for it, or some fatal flaw on behalf of its sponsors. It’s just another case of the Senate being cripplingly, pathetically gridlocked and unable to do anything for anyone…

  • Reddit Wants the Boston Bomber's Blood

    Only one day after the Boston bombings, a subreddit was formed to collate and analyze photos of the crime scene, expanding to more than 3,000 users in less than half a day. We spoke to Rather_Confused, one of the subreddit's mods, to get a feel for this new breed of internet warr…

  • Should We Panic About the Strain of Deadly Meningitis Hitting the Gay Community?

    This year, four men have come down with meningitis in New York City, bringing the number of infections to 22 and the death toll to seven since 2010, and similar cases have appeared in West Hollywood, California. How worried should we be?

  • Bomb Threats and Bagpipes on a Day of False Reports in Boston

    Rising above the murmur of a parking lot filled with media vans, reporters, and gawking passersby, a noise familiar to many Bostonians broke out—the bleating of bagpipes. A man identified as longshoreman Mike Murphy played the elegiac melody “Amazing Grace” in the parking lot of…

  • The Fugitive Reporter Exposing Mexico's Drug Cartels

    Blog del Narco is a Mexican website that fills people in on the (often bloody) activities of the murderous local drug cartels where the nation's mainstream media has failed. Now Feral House is releasing a book containing the most relevant posts and pictures. Choosing to remain an…

  • Dancing Idiots, Rubber Bullets, and Candy Floss at This Year's Passover in Hebron

    The city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank is a pretty bizarre place at the best of times. But the recent Passover festival held by Jewish settlers living on the Palestinian land was easily among the most surreal things I've seen in a region that seems to thrive on weird shit.