history

history

Three Men Vanished from a Scottish Island 120 Years Ago and People Are Still Looking

The rather unassuming white lighthouse located off Scotland’s Western Isles is home to one of the greatest mysteries of the Atlantic.
Mack Lamoureux
4.4.19
chain restaurants

Company That Owns Krispy Kreme, Panera, Keurig Pledges $11 Million to Charity After Nazi Past Revealed

Younger members of the Reimann family, which runs JAB holdings, were "ashamed" by what a historian found in their family tree.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.28.19
Sports

The Runner Who Hid Her Gender to Be the First Woman in the Boston Marathon

When 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer bucked the Boston Marathon's rules in order to compete, a man tried to physically remove her from the race.
Bianca Betancourt
3.26.19
Name Change

We Asked Cook Islanders If The Cook Islands Should Change Its Name

“It continues to perpetuate the colonial hold on us.”
Liam Ratana
3.11.19
history

The Polish Ballerina Who Shot Nazis on Her Way to the Gas Chamber

The story of Franceska Mann's brave act of resistance at Auschwitz has become Holocaust legend. But how much do we actually know of her story?
Dee Cunning
3.8.19
Vice Guide to Right Now

A Tattoo Kit Made From Human Bones Has Been Dated at 2,700 Years Old

The lead archaeologists behind the discovery says the tools would have been "a lot more painful."
Edoardo Liotta
3.7.19
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
3.7.19
syrian war

How Syrians Are Rebuilding the Monuments Destroyed By ISIS

A French restoration company is working with locals to restore their most important cultural artefacts.
Pierre Longeray
2.20.19
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
2.13.19
News of Zealand

It’s Almost Waitangi Day But Do Kiwis Know Enough About What That Means?

The History Teachers' Association says no.
Zoe Madden-Smith
2.4.19
china

Chinese Cave Graffiti Contains 500 Years of Climate Data

For the first time, researchers find a direct link between historical cave inscriptions and geochemical records.
Emiko Jozuka
2.3.19
video

How Comfort Women in Indonesia Used Tattoos to Escape Rape

During World War II, a group of local women in the tiny island of Timor heavily tattooed themselves in a bid to avoid sexual slavery
VICE Staff
12.28.18
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