history

conspiracy theories

The Strange, Centuries-Long History of Satanic Pedophile Panics

Modern-day conspiracy theories like Pizzagate and 'QAnon' have roots that stretch back to medieval Europe.
Mark Hay
11.16.18
Late Capitalism

America Is Selling Blood for Big Profits to the Rest of the World

It's the most primordial substance there is, so maybe it was inevitable that it would become a commodity more valuable than oil.
Seth Ferranti
10.26.18
Culture

Nearly Every Horror Movie You Love Is Actually About World War I

In his new book, 'Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror,' historian W. Scott Poole argues the Great War gave filmmakers the visual language that make up scary movies.
Seth Ferranti
10.17.18
HORROR

The Weird and Mystical World of Sleepwalking

Throughout history, sleepwalkers have cooked meals, rode motorbikes and committed murders – and it happens to far more of us than we think.
Jak Hutchcraft
9.23.18
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