history

history

Three Men Vanished From a Scottish Island 100 Years Ago and People Are Still Looking

The disappearance at the turn of the 20th century still fascinates over a century later.
Mack Lamoureux
4.4.19
video

Unearthing the Vibrant History of Black Queer Activism

Legacies in Motion unearths the stories of activism from the Black LGBTQ communities throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s.
VICE Staff
4.1.19
feminism

The ‘Men’s Liberation’ Movement Time Forgot

Nowadays, the Men’s Rights movement runs the gamut from incels to red pillers, but in the 1970s, men's libbers looked something like… feminists?
Nona Willis Aronowitz
3.18.19
Drugs

A Brief, 200-Year History of Humanity’s Love for Laughing Gas

People were using it to get high in the 1700s—long before anyone used it to decorate cakes.
Gavin Butler
3.8.19
politics

Those Stupid American Flag Pins May Finally Be Dying Out

Remember when everyone was super angry because Obama didn't pin a tiny flag on his lapel?
Justin Caffier
2.22.19
LGBTQ

This Artist Collects the Everyday Objects That Define Lesbian Life

Anyone who identifies as lesbian, butch, queer, non-binary, or trans was invited to send personal objects for the display.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
2.12.19
Culture

Inside an Early 1900s Attempt to Catalogue all of the Information on Earth

The Mundaneum is more than an antiquated indexing system. It's an ahead-of-its-time testament to the power of information.
Justin Caffier
12.27.18
tv

The Best Thing on TV This Year Was: 'The Americans'

The series finale of this smart show about undercover Russian spies in the 1980s surpassed all expectations.
Kara Weisenstein
12.19.18
Film

In 'Mary Queen of Scots,' Even Queens Are Screwed Over by Men Around Them

The film would have you believe that either Mary or Elizabeth win their duel for the throne. But it's a bit more complicated.
Nicole Clark
12.13.18
Drugs

The World's First-Ever Acid Trip Actually Kinda Sucked

A deep dive into Albert Hofmann's personal archives sheds startling new light on a signature moment at the dawn of the psychedelic era.
Mike Jay
12.5.18
Thanksgiving

I Lived Like It Was the 1600s to Understand the Meaning of Thanksgiving

Killing turkeys by hand, pissing in a pot, drinking only alcohol, and eating terrible gruel made me understand what life was like back then, and why we celebrate holidays.
Allie Conti
11.21.18
conspiracy theories

The Strange, Centuries-Long History of Satanic Pedophile Panics

Modern-day conspiracy theories like Pizzagate and 'QAnon' have roots that stretch back to medieval Europe.
Mark Hay
11.15.18
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