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This Grandma Makes Thousands of Dollars Selling Moose Turds as Art

Behold the marketing genius of Maine's Mary Winchenbach, a miracle worker who built a thriving business out of poo and puns.
Beckett Mufson
10.5.18
Red Light

The 'Heaux Mentor' Helping Women in the Adult Industry Rebrand

VICE met up with Lydia Dupra to hear how her job and her clients’ lives are changing with the passage of FOSTA/SESTA.
VICE Staff
6.7.18
bdsm

A BDSM Educator Tells Us Why NXIVM Sex Cult Allegations Aren’t Consensual Kink

Based on what we know from court docs and former members, Keith Raniere’s women “slaves” probably weren’t in a position to give full consent.
Sarah Berman
5.31.18
secret societies

Why I Joined a Secret Society That Branded Me

A former member of a Nxivm women's group responds to those who called her blind and stupid for submitting to mutilation.
Sarah Edmondson
11.2.17
Stuff

Meet the Kinky Couples Who Get Turned on by Tattooing Each Other

Not satisfied with leaving bruises or marks from wrist restraints, some members of the BDSM community are breaking out the tattoo equipment.
Sophie Saint Thomas
8.28.16
Features

A Brief History of the Red Solo Cup, Everyone's Favourite Party Staple

How did a simple plastic drinking receptacle achieve pop culture ubiquity?
Calum Marsh
6.17.16
DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled Is Selling Mother's Day T-Shirts

Move over, Hallmark.
Michael Scott Barron
5.8.16
Nick Gazin's Frozen Food Reviews

I Reviewed Amy's Kitchen Food and Amy Offered to Set Me Up on a Date

This week I reviewed four frozen Mexican food products, including two by Amy's Kitchen. After posting one of the reviews on Instagram, Amy herself reached out to me and offered to set me up on a date with her friend. What a company!
Nick Gazin
4.24.16
Stuff

Artist Yang Zhichao Moves From Extreme Pain to Memories

In his piece 'Chinese Bible', the infamous artist invert his focus away from violence to quiet introspection.
Wendy Syfret
6.18.15
ENTITLEMENT Podcast

The Guy Behind the DadBoner Twitter Account Explains Internet Fame

Comedian Mike Burns is perhaps best known as the creator of @DadBoner on Twitter, the ongoing story of Karl Welzein, a divorced dad who loves Van Halen and muscle cars. DadBoner is about to get an animated series pilot for Comedy Central, so we talked...
Grant Pardee
9.2.14
Stuff

A Step-by-Step Guide to Rehabilitating the Swastika

An advertisement for the website proswastika.org flew over Coney Island and Long Beach this weekend as part of an effort to destigmatize the swastika. Here's a few other ways to fix the reputation of the religious symbol made infamous by the Nazis.
Dave Schilling
7.14.14
Music

Mariah Carey's Butterfly Soda Tastes Like a UTI Prevention Supplement

Considering Mariah Carey's Butterfly soda is advertised as a “melodic beverage inspired by the magic of Mariah Carey,” I thought the drink would taste like fairy dust and honey, but it actually tastes like a watered-down UTI supplement.
Emalie Marthe
6.28.14
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