Alex Norcia

The VICE Guide to Right Now

JUUL Just Abandoned a Bunch of Its Own Products

On Thursday, the powerhouse announced—yet again—that it was scaling back amid a national panic. Here's what it means for you.
Alex Norcia
10.18.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Get Ready for JUUL's Grassroots Rebrand

"It sounds like JUUL just outsourced reaching out to their actual, adult customers to see if they'd be willing to advocate."
Alex Norcia
10.3.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The War on Drugs Is Coming for Vapes, and It's Not Going to End Well

"Making things illegal tends to make them more dangerous."
Alex Norcia
9.12.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Vape-Related Deaths Are Scaring People Back into Smoking Cigs

"I realized that if I'm going to die from nicotine, I'd rather have it be at age 60 from cancer than 24 from my lungs exploding or whatever."
Alex Norcia
9.11.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The U.S. Is Now Home to the Biggest Shroom Research Center in the World

This school just took psychedelic research to the next level.
Alex Norcia
9.5.19
News

JUUL Is Responding to Vaping Health Concerns with a Big Ole Shrug

The e-cigarette giant and the federal government aren't reacting quickly enough to signs vaping carries risks, critics charge.
Alex Norcia
8.29.19
Drugs

People Are Hungry for Shroom Legalization, and the Money to Fund It Is Growing

A lobbying group called "SPORE." A "psychedelic caucus" in Congress that includes AOC. And lots of cash.
Alex Norcia
8.4.19
Religion

A Bishop Wants to Solve Gang Violence by Spraying Holy Water from a Helicopter

It seems like just another tone-deaf idea from a deeply troubled Church.
Alex Norcia
7.15.19
personal finance

Stop Telling Us We're Broke Because We Buy Coffee, Please

The idea that better budgeting could solve all our financial woes is a stubborn myth that refuses to die.
Alex Norcia
5.9.19
Weed

Jesus Would Have Been Cool with Weed, Says 'Christian Cannabis' Pastor

Craig Gross launched a new website to have a conversation with other evangelicals about using pot.
Alex Norcia
5.2.19
politics

This Philosopher Says We Should Replace Religion with Socialism

In a new book, Martin Hägglund argues that the only way to change our existence is to accept it will end.
Alex Norcia
3.22.19
true crime

The Story of That Gambino Mob Boss's Killing Just Got a Lot Weirder

On Saturday, police in New Jersey arrested Anthony Comello, a 24-year-old who lives with his parents and might have had a thing for Frank Cali's niece.
Alex Norcia
3.19.19
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