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Who Had the Most Average 2018?

'Tis the season to celebrate the best and brightest. But what about the just fine?
Alex Norcia
12.21.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

China Is Pretty Pissed Someone Stole Its 2,200-Year-Old Statue's Thumb

The country wants the US to "severely punish" the perpetrator. A thumb for a thumb, perhaps?
Drew Schwartz
2.20.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bill Cosby Is Doing Stand-Up Again for Some Reason

The disgraced actor made a bizarre return to comedy Monday night in Philadelphia ahead of his April retrial.
Drew Schwartz
1.23.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bill Cosby Invited Reporters to Watch Him Eat Pasta and Made a #MeToo Joke

"I just shook your hand like a man. Please don’t put me on #MeToo."
Drew Schwartz
1.12.18
crime

The Story of the First Mob Boss to Turn Rat

Ralph Natale worked his way near the top of American Mafia life when he became boss in Philadelphia. But after being betrayed by his own, he made real history by becoming a federal witness.
Seth Ferranti
3.14.17
Stuff

The Best and Worst Celebrity Speeches of the DNC's Second Night

The DNC's second night was full of powerful words and viral moments—but not every speech landed perfectly.
Larry Fitzmaurice
7.27.16
News

After Years of Abuses, Has Philadelphia's Police Department Finally Turned the Corner?

A Philadelphia crime reporter reflects on the scandals that have hit the city's law enforcement apparatus—and the promise of reform.
Isaiah Thompson
4.15.15
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Being Gay is Beautiful in Philadelphia

This week, we look at the lives of Matthew Krebs and Gian Paul Graziosi in the City of Brotherly Love.
VICE Staff
2.15.15
Stuff

The Mob Delusion: A Life According to 'Goodfellas'

I spent my high school years working at an Italian market that I thought was something out of "Goodfellas." And then I realized the mob life was never really for me.
Alex J. Mann
12.4.14
Words

Legally Blind DJ Lance Blaise is An Inspiration to Us All

Advances in technology paired with unbridled passion for the music have given him the tools to keep doing what he loves.
David Garber
10.24.14
Film

David Lynch in Philly, a City He Feared

<i>Eraserhead</i> can be viewed, in part, as a horrified reaction to a city in the throes of urban crisis. The contrast between Lynch's childhood suburb and declining industrial Philadelphia could hardly have been starker.
Jake Blumgart
9.22.14
Bad Cop Blotter

Cops Can Take Your Stuff Without Convicting You of Anything

Since 2001, US police have seized $4.2 billion worth of goods from the public without so much as a trial.
Lucy Steigerwald
9.9.14
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