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Books

The Bizarre Untold Origin Story of the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator

How a mother-daughter team created the pseudoscientific quiz that conquered the world.
Nicole Clark
9.6.18
history

The Untold Story of a Legendarily Topless Mistress Who Saved France

Agnès Sorel is popularly depicted in lavish gowns that expose a single breast, but the French noblewoman was much more than a strong fashion choice.
Dee Cunning
9.4.18
Art

Where Do ISIS-Looted Antiquities Go?

Probably someone’s basement. For a long time.
Kathleen Caulderwood
9.2.18
history

God Has Been a Woman Since the Beginning of Time

"God is a Woman," the single on Ariana Grande's new album, is a reminder that archeologists believe God was considered female for the first 200,000 years of human life on earth.
Christobel Hastings
8.21.18
extremism

All the Times Black People (Actually) Infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan

You've seen the Chappelle skit and maybe even the new Spike Lee movie, but these IRL cases are even crazier.
Vee Wright
8.10.18
Film

How Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' Skewers America's Racist Past and Present

The film draws on 70s blaxploitation to tell the true story of a black cop who infiltrated the KKK.
Arimeta Diop
8.7.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

This Book Highlights the Forgotten Women of History

Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams talk about their new book, a look at 25 groundbreaking women that are largely left out of text books.
VICE Staff
7.31.18
WELL, THANK U

Wait, Should You Actually Be Eating Dirt?

The internet’s weirdest health trend has a long history, and may not be a nuts as it sounds.
Wendy Syfret
7.9.18
battlefield

The Battlefield Subreddit Has Banned Complaining About 'Historical Accuracy'

“We're done, its over. New rule: No more bitching about historical accuracy, it's a game, not a history book. Violations will have consequences.”
Matthew Gault
6.17.18
RACISM

The Long Journey to Remember One of History's Worst Lynching Massacres

Mary Turner and her unborn baby were killed by a racist mob in 1918 in an atrocity that was nearly forgotten.
Michael Sainato
5.27.18
history

The Amazons Were Based on Real-Life Women Warriors Who Were Cool as Hell

The Amazons aren't just the stuff of Greek myth and "Wonder Woman" movies. New evidence suggests that they had living counterparts in nomadic Scythian warrior tribes.
Siobhan Ball
5.19.18
death

Earth's Supposed Oldest Living Person Has Hated Every Day of Her Life

Koku Istambulova says she's 128 years old and considers her longevity a punishment from God.
Nicole Clark
5.17.18