I always fancied myself a strong, independent woman, but after I wound up in an unhealthy, violent relationship that lasted for multiple years, I realized abuse can happen to anyone.
In 2014, a series of often seemingly intertwining child sex abuse stories have engulfed the UK in what has become the biggest scandal of modern times.
Other than perhaps the day after your birthday, there is no other date that is as consistently shitty and depressing as December 31.
I've been overweight for most of my life due to a weird genetic disorder that also makes me infertile. After more than a decade of struggling to come to terms with my body, I finally really feel OK.
The most controversial toy of the season is the Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain Playset.
James Schamus was the screenwriter of 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' and producer of movies like 'Brokeback Mountain' and 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.' But he's also a man in a fedora who will tell you that money isn't real.
A four-hour workday could solve a lot of our problems. If everyone worked fewer hours, there would be more jobs for the unemployed to fill. The economy wouldn't be able to produce quite as much, which means it wouldn't be able to pollute as much, either.
I called Bret at his house in LA last week. We talked passionately about his frustration with what he's dubbed "Generation Wuss"—you, me, and everyone else who's young, is hyper-sensitive, and has grown up with the internet.
If you've got the dough, you can be buried among the Hollywood elite in luxury cemeteries so extravagant that they attract graveyard tourists.
VICE columnist and former competitive chess champion Giancarlo T. Roma talks to chess players in NYC's Union Square about life and the game.
In 2010, we were beaten by men who appeared to be plainclothes cops with the Chicago Police Department. When we tried to file a complaint and figure out who they were, we entered into a struggle that consumed our lives for the next three years.
What are known as "mixed-orientation" marriages are far more common than you might think and can take on all sorts of different forms.
This year the LDS church released a series of essays that quietly acknowledged some of the more sordid bits of Mormon history, including the religion's founder's polygamy.
The police, people who hate the police, talking about rape, and more things scaring people around the country.
VICE host Krishna Andavolu takes a look back at the VICE network's best videos of 2014.
VICE Reports travels to Mississippi, where the Ku Klux Klan is swelling its ranks by seeking out veterans who have just come back from Iraq and Afghanistan.
I met with Hunter Lee Soik, the 33-year-old behind Shadow—an app that lets you record your dreams upon waking and enter them into a massive database.
A while back, I received a very angry email from someone about an article I once wrote. In the article, I mentioned that I wasn't a huge fan of eating in pretentious restaurants. I also mentioned that I am a vegan, which this man did not appreciate.
Wall Street is said to be fueled by the twin passions of greed and fear. That's true enough, but not the whole story. There's also a credo, a conviction, that all the deals and emotions add up to a surge of general bounty.
Watch the full-length video in which we meet the UK's Army Cadet Force to find out if giving a 12-year-old a gun can ever be a good thing.
First Australians tracked and predicted interstellar movements in highly sophisticated ways, looking up at the night with eyes intriguingly different to our own.
It's like a Samuel Beckett play for the Facebook generation, or a Radiohead song with better jokes.
For a long time, my wife and her friends referred to me as the Peacock. An inferior man who tries to seduce a woman by speaking about his hardships: "to fan out." As in, to open his feathers. Show off his tail.
In order to maintain their carefully manicured illusion, some mall Santas and their elves have to employ code words and slang just to communicate with each other.