The Stories You Lose When Your Refugee Family Splits Itself Up
After her entire family fled Iraq, my grandmother stayed behind because she didn't want to give up on the country she loves.
Meet the Scientist Planning to Blast Space Junk out of Orbit With Lasers
Humanity has left 900,000 pieces of garbage orbiting earth. Professor Craig Smith wants a cleanup.
Inside the Dangerous Life of a Female 'Fixer' in Iraq
"My mom, when she’s asking me when will I get married... I tell her, ‘Find me someone as strong as me and I will marry them, I promise.’”
International Women's Day 2019
How Pakistani Women are Using IWD to Push for Peace with India
With International Women's Day falling amid threats of war, anti-violence themes have become a prominent part of equality demonstrations.
Look Upon This Cringey US Army Rap Recruitment Video and Despair
'Uniform: paid for. Electric bill: paid for. Water bill: paid for.'
Views My Own
Trump Will Only Listen to 'Experts' if It Means Letting Americans Die in War
On Afghanistan, Trump's gut instincts may have been right—but somehow, it's the only subject on which he defers to the establishment.
Finally, a Book About Nazi Soldiers Taking a Shit
Erik Kessels' new work is a collection of photos from WWII depicting German soldiers caught in a very vulnerable act.
People Told Us the Weirdest Ways They've Avoided Conscription
"I spent months gorging on as much fast food as possible. I added mayo to everything I ate, and even had it on its own as a snack between meals."
The VICE Guide to Right Now
No, China Hasn’t Hijacked Canadian Sea Sensors To Spy on US Subs
A report from the South China Morning Post got the alt-right all bothered, but a fact check shows otherwise.
Ian J. Keddie
The Power and Privilege Issue
Ukraine's Lost Generation
Sucked into the trauma and labor of an ongoing war, Ukraine’s Millennials face uncertain prospects in a country rife with Soviet-era boomer corruption, an uneven economy, and a lack of job opportunities.
The Emotionless Future of War Means Even More Killing
A Ministry of Defence report thinks dispassionate killer robots will carry out the conflicts of tomorrow. What could possibly go wrong?
Views My Own
Seventeen Years Later, We Still Have No Idea What to Do on 9/11
Garfield the cat is staring at a painting of the American flag—what are you doing?