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:
This Is Why Gen Z Isn't Into Drink or Drugs
It might seem like we're all sesh gremlins, but in reality, the amount of teenagers using illegal drugs has halved since 2001.
Read on VICE.
What the Left Can Learn from the Alt Right
Death to the fact check.
Read on VICE.
How 2007 Became a Meme
It was the year Britney Spears shaved her head, Paris Hilton went to jail, Lindsay Lohan crashed a car and George W. Bush drove the world's economy into a proverbial tree. And now the stars' (and America's) survival has become the internet's symbol of hope.
Read on Broadly.
Pickle Brine Is Why the Polish Don't Get Hangovers
"It's the same as having a cup of tea in Britain. But what makes it good for a hangover is the sourness. It kills the horrible aftertaste of any alcoholic mix and gives you an energetic kick."
Read on Munchies.
How to Steal Almost £4m from a Singer and Almost Get Away with It
Alanis Morissette's ex-manager may be going to prison for mishandling her money – but he wouldn't be the first.
Read on Noisey.
What We Learned After Banning Screens From Our Homes for a Month
My partner and I traded mindless scrolling for a month of home-cooked meals and rediscovered hobbies.
Read on Motherboard.
Inside Fashwave, the Alt-Right's Official Soundtrack
Producers are turning synthwave and vaporwave into fascist propaganda. But history is full of similar examples.
Read on Thump.
Six Nations Special
In honour of this year's Six Nations, which began on Saturday, we've inducted an iconic rugby player from each competing country into The Cult.
Read on VICE Sports.