How 'Torture Porn' Captured the Violent Atmosphere of a Post-9/11 World

Films like 'Saw' and 'Hostel' may have felt like gratuitous gore, but they also reflected an era in which death and torture was entering everyday life.
Charles Graham-Dixon
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Dick Cheney's Autographed Waterboard Kit Was for Sale on eBay

Bids for the kit topped $3,000 before the page, ostensibly run by Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego, was taken down.
Drew Schwartz

Horror Writer Blake Leibel Sentenced to Life For Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend

The judge called the murder an act of “inconceivable cruelty."
Manisha Krishnan

Canadian Horror Writer Found Guilty of Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend

The prosecution said Blake Leibel was jealous that his girlfriend was paying more attention to their baby than him.
Manisha Krishnan

Trial Begins For Horror Writer Accused of Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend in Hollywood

A prosecutor accused Blake Leibel of following the storyline of one of his graphic novels in carrying out the heinous crime.
Manisha Krishnan
Inside Outsider

I was 21, Framed and Tortured in a Lebanese Prison

When police found my mate's insulin and needles they assumed we were junkies. Then the nightmare began.
Mahmood Fazal
gina haspel

Gina Haspel’s "moral compass" apparently doesn’t extend to condemning CIA torture

"I’m not gonna sit here, with the benefit of hindsight, and judge the very good people who made hard decisions who were running the agency," Haspel said.
Alex Lubben
gina haspel

Trump tweets glowing reference for CIA nominee Gina Haspel who's linked to torture

"Think of that, in these very dangerous times, we have the most qualified person, a woman, who Democrats want OUT because she is too tough on terror," Trump wrote.
Paul Vale

Remembering the ‘Somalia Affair,’ Canada’s Forgotten Abu Ghraib Moment

It’s been 25 years since Canadian soldiers killed a 16-year-old boy.
Ali Amad

Inside the Repulsive World of 'Hurtcore', the Worst Crimes Imaginable

Today, Matthew Falder – Cambridge academic and producer of "hurtcore" materials – was jailed for 32 years.
Max Daly

How Do You Know if Your Neighbors Are Torturing Their Kids?

After 13 siblings were found badly malnourished and shackled to their beds in California, it's worth thinking about what to watch out for—and how to help.
Lauren Lee White
Tortured abroad

Canada pays $31 million to three Canadians tortured in Syrian prison

Trudeau government apologized earlier this year for Canada’s role in mistreatment of a trucker, engineer and geologist in Syria and Egypt
Rachel Browne