ethics

pets

Is it Ethical to Make Your Dog Vegan?

Short answer: sort of.
Laura Woods
3.1.19
Drugs

China is Using Mass Pee and Poo Surveillance to Police Illegal Drug Use

Police in dozens of Chinese cities are sifting through human waste to track narcotics rings and drug programs.
Sarah Emerson
7.17.18
Instagram

Experts Explain Why 'Doin' it for the Gram' Makes Us Do Dumb Things

"As everything becomes a reality show, we forget that reality shows are actually staged, and we think that daily life is a reality show when it’s not."
Kara Weisenstein
7.16.18
Whoa

In The Future, You Could Be Pregnant Outside Your Body

Ectogenesis—having a baby in an artificial womb—sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it could be a reality if you're rich enough.
Natasha Preskey
6.15.18
crime

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Lawyer Who Defends Rapists

"Hearing someone give evidence about how their life has been ruined is emotional for absolutely everyone."
Sam Nichols
5.28.18
ethics

Getting Rid of Nazi Memorabilia Is Harder Than it Sounds

What do you do when your mum wants to sell your grandfather's Nazi-killing trophies, but she lives in the middle of deep-red Florida?
Allie Conti
4.4.18
Corruption

Ivanka Trump Is Not Your Friend

If you think the glamorous first daughter is going to save America from a dirty White House, you're not paying attention.
Allie Conti
5.4.17
Noisey

Why Do We Assume Good Musicians Are Good People?

Chuck Berry's death has reignited familiar questions over how far critics should go in the impulse to conflate a musician’s work and character.
Drew Millard
3.25.17
the bookmakers' war

A Safe Bet: How Bookmakers Are Waging War on Persistent Winners

Bookmakers are excluding persistent winners as "liabilities". It's perfectly legal, if not entirely fair. But these high-stakes gamblers still find ways to bet – and now the liabilities are starting to fight back.
Ben Halls
3.1.17
fascists

We Asked an Ethicist if It's OK to Punch Nazis in the Face

"No. You don't get to punch people in the face."
Allie Conti
1.23.17
Vice Guide to Right Now

Trump Won't Actually Be Divesting Himself from His Businesses After All

The president-elect plans to hand over the business to his adult sons by way of an independent trust, rather than selling the company or placing it in a blind trust like ethics experts have urged.
VICE Staff
1.11.17
Interviews

How Bjork Created a Virtual Version of Herself to Deal With the Pain of ‘Vulnicura’

A conversation with the Icelandic artist about moving on, both emotionally and technologically.
Joe Zadeh
9.22.16
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