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All the Best Stuff You Missed This Week

You're busy, so we've collected our favourite things from across the VICE network over the last seven days and put them all in one place.
January 29, 2017, 12:15am

Listen, you're busy – you've got things to do, places to be, plans to cancel with your friends by texting "so sorry!!!!! work crazy right now. another time? x" only to go home and watch an entire Archer season on Netflix – and as such you might have missed some of the juicier morsels from the extended VICE network this week. So, thankfully for you, we've curated a nice little list for you to spend the weekend catching up on. Save all these to your iPad and dive in:

The Psychoactive Substances Act Is Mostly Helping London Police Arrest NOS Sellers

Data obtained by VICE under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that 71 percent of arrests since the bill came in were for nitrous oxide offences.

Read on VICE

Sexual Abuse in Football: How a Flawed System Still Places Youngsters at Risk

Photo PA

Allegations of historic child sexual abuse have become football's biggest talking point in recent months, but the issue of institutional exploitation is not a problem of the past.

Read on VICE Sports

Do I Have to Choose Between Nightlife and Adulthood?

Photo by Daniel Guerrero via Flickr

Why should I reject Moodymann in favour of a poached eggs and trips to Homebase? I'm going to live forever aren't I? Read on Thump

The Woman Making Art out of the FBI's Surveillance of Her Black Panther Father

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Civil rights activist Rodney Barnette was under government surveillance for over 10 years. Now his daughter, Sadie, has turned his 500-page FBI file into art. Read on Broadly.

We Asked People About the Songs They Find Too Hard To Listen To

Photo by Infrogmation via Wikimedia

Break ups? Break downs? Funerals? We all have musical ghosts and they're destined to haunt us forever.

Read on Noisey

'Rogue' Government Twitter Accounts Should Verify Themselves

Photo: National Park Service

AltNatParkSer and other 'rogue' science agency Twitter accounts have done nothing to gain the public's trust.

Read on Motherboard

Remembering the British Teenage Phenomenon of 'Skins Parties'

Screen via E4 Skins season one advert

Thanks to the E4 show, teenagers around the country had house party benchmark, which involved drugs, criminal damage and police intervention.

Read on VICE

'They Died in a Cage': Honouring the Memory of Trans Prisoners

Photo by Chris Bethell

As part of an international day of solidarity, dozens of people gathered outside one of London's grimmest prisons to hold a vigil for the transgender people who have died in custody throughout the world.

Read on Broadly

Has Football Developed an Unhealthy Obsession With Grief

Image: PA

Football is being consumed by grief, with public acts of mourning fast becoming a weekly occurrence. But the increasing frequency reduces the impact of these displays and, over time, could serve to rob them of meaning altogether.

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I Cooked an Entire Dinner of Trump's Favourite Dishes

Photo by Michael Segalov

I look at the meatloaf, haddock hot dog, and Trump Tower Burger and—much like the American electorate—I can't quite believe what I've done.

Read on Munchies

The Story of Brighton's Most Legendary After Hours Club

Photo by Taymaz Valley via Flickr

We delve deep into the past, present, and future of Club Magnus, the open-all hours institution for the city's cabal of caners. Read on Thump.

Who Is Actually Going to Have the Least Trash Reunion of 2017?

Liberty X performing in 2003. Photo PA.

Like every year before it, the next 12 months bring with them several comebacks from music's most lionised and maligned acts.

Read on Noisey

What It's Like to Be a Millennial In the Amazon Rainforest

Photo by Clarissa Wei

Jaime Calapucha's town now has paved roads and internet cafes. But they still don't have proper education.

Read on Motherboard

Is Skegness Really Worse Than Syria?

Photo by Chris Bethell

We hopped on a train to the east Midlands seaside town to find out! Read on VICE

The Rise of the Vegan Bro

Vegan activist James Aspey. Photo courtesy Facebook/James Aspey.

Once the preserve of hemp fans and people who smoke apple bongs, veganism is now overrun with "bros"—guys who think meat is for pussies and call tofu "the tits." But does such frat boy rhetoric actually help the movement? Read on Munchies.