Read Our Best Stories of 2021

Extremism. Drugs. Immigration. Abortion. We covered it all during this wild year.
A man holds up a large "Q" sign while waiting to see former President Donald J. Trump at his rally on August 2, 2018 in Pennsylvania.
A man holds up a large "Q" sign while waiting to see former President Donald J. Trump at his rally on August 2, 2018 in Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rick Loomis / Getty Images)

What. A. Year. To say that a lot happened in 2021 would be a massive understatement. 

Far-right Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan, and Bernie Sanders burned down the internet when he wore mittens to Biden’s inauguration. Vaccines gave us some hope from COVID, only to have the world ravaged again by Delta and Omicron.

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Despite our waning sanities, VICE News continued to bring you the most important and interesting stories in the only way we know how: fearlessly. 

We compiled some of our best reporting during this wild year below. At least try to relax and enjoy.

Extremism

Guns

Drugs

Policing

Abortion

Equal Rights

Immigration

COVID-19