Books

Books

What 'How to Be Right' By James O'Brien Gets Wrong

It's not that he has bad opinions, but the radio host's new book is comically hubristic.
Oscar Rickett
4 days ago
crime

This Guy Infiltrated Hollywood for the Mob and Pulled Off a Major Scam

He was buds with Marilyn Monroe and (of course) involved in shady union extortion shit. Then he got whacked.
Seth Ferranti
4 days ago
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
10.25.18
crime

What Happens When Your Dad Raises Your Whole Family to Be Criminals

"Rooster Bogle would take his sons out once a week or so to visit a prison near Salem, Oregon where they lived and say, 'Look carefully, boys, because when you grow up, this is where you're going to live.'"
Seth Ferranti
10.11.18
politics

Female Rage Has Fuelled America's Greatest Political Movements

Rebecca Traister, author of 'Good and Mad' discusses the power of women's rage.
Nicole Clark
10.4.18
Books

What It's Like to Be an Asian Adoptee in a White Family and Town

In her new memoir, Nicole Chung discusses representation and her search for her birth family.
Nicole Clark
10.3.18
Culture

A Former Famous Person Explains How Being Famous Is Awful

In her new book, former sitcom star Justine Bateman explains how being famous completely altered her reality.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
10.1.18
Culture

This Instagram Shames Men for Being Absolute Monsters on Dating Apps

'Bye Felipe' empowers women to hold men accountable for online harassment, and trolls them right back.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
9.28.18
money

This Pretend Billionaire Threw Insane Parties for Celebs and then Vanished

From hosting champagne-drenched ragers on the French Riviera to helping arrange funding for the 'The Wolf of Wall Street', Jho Low seemed to have it all – until his world started falling apart.
Seth Ferranti
9.26.18
politics

There's More to Our Political Malaise Than Bluffing Elites

A new book, 'Bluffocracy', attempts to skewer chancing politicians, but it falls short of diagnosing the crisis in Westminster and beyond.
Yohann Koshy
9.19.18
comedy

The Year's Best Memoir Is About a Man Who Shot a Porno in an Ice Cream Shop

And was found at a garage sale. And was printed as is. Or so the comedy writer Mike Sacks would like you to believe.
Alex Norcia
9.14.18
VICE Guide to Life

The Books That Can Change and/or Ruin Your Life in College

A reading list and a cautionary tale.
VICE Staff
9.13.18