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socialism

Socialism Is Incredibly Popular but Does Anyone Know What 'Socialism' Is?

We asked a bunch of socialists what their vision of America would look like.
Geoff Dembicki
10.4.18
Religion

I Spent a Weird (and Homophobic) Day Trying to Follow God's Will

Inspired by the show 'God Friended Me,' I tried to change my life by following the instructions of the big man upstairs.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
10.1.18
Doctor's Note

The Cat Who Could Predict Death

Over several years, Oscar the cat had curled up next to 50 patients. Every one of them died shortly thereafter. How could doctors reproduce this ability?
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD
9.26.18
VICE US

What Would Happen if Roman Catholic Priests Were Allowed to Have Sex

Probably more priests. But with the Church under scrutiny over sex scandals across the planet, it might happen sooner than you think.
Alex Norcia
9.25.18
Australiana

This Australian Island Used to Be a Kind of 1980s Ibiza

Remembering when Great Keppel Island was advertised as “a great place to get wrecked.”
Gavin Butler
9.14.18
entertainment

A Deep Dive into the Absolutely Ridiculous World of Roku Channels

Cults, dogs, foot fetishists—there's a channel for everyone on Roku.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
9.13.18
Social Media

I Went Through All of My Old Tweets and Was Horrified by What I Found

Deleting my tweets one at a time was an education in self-loathing and shame—and 100-percent worth it.
Eve Peyser
9.9.18
cults

Visiting Jonestown: Site of the Largest Murder-Suicide in Modern History

The cult compound where 918 people ended their lives is today in ruins.
Julie Fenwick
9.7.18
Syria

People Are Offering to Marry the Syrian Refugee Stuck in an Airport

Hassan Al-Kontar has been living in a Kuala Lumpur airport since March, trapped by diplomatic bureaucracy.
Nyima Pratten
8.29.18
shifting tides

Preparing for Japan's Next Tsunami

The island nation’s new warning system will broadcast qualitative alerts like takai and kyodai ("high" and "huge") during future Pacific megathrust earthquakes, to better urge people to evacuate before the waves come.
Matthew Komatsu
8.26.18
Facebook

The Impossible Job: Inside Facebook’s Struggle to Moderate Two Billion People

Moderating billions of posts a week in more than a hundred languages has become Facebook’s biggest challenge. Leaked documents and nearly two dozen interviews show how the company hopes to solve it.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
8.23.18
crime

Meet the Lovely Couple Who Moved Into Ivan Milat's House

Australia's most diabolical serial killer built the place. Now Rebecca and Roger call it home.
Gavin Butler
8.20.18