Boston

protest

The 'Free-Speech' Rally Organizer Says He Was Unfairly Demonized

Boston was flooded with counter-protesters this weekend as a right-wing event drew a few dozen people.
Dan McCarthy
8.21.17
News

Can Free Ice Cream Make People Trust the Police More?

When the Boston Police Department started giving out free ice cream in 2010, it was viewed as an innovative community policing tool. But not everyone agrees that it's working.
Claire Sadar and Sarah Moawad
8.26.16
News

How My Tweets Led to Notorious Sex Offender Owen Labrie Going to Jail

The former St. Paul's student was out on bail after his conviction last summer. Then I ran into him on the train and got mixed up in his case in a way I could never have imagined.
Susan Zalkind
3.21.16
Life Inside

My Memories of Being in Prison with the Infamous Gangster Whitey Bulger

Along with running Boston's Irish mob and eluding capture for years, Bulger was an FBI informant who allegedly snitched on his competitors. That made him an interesting arrival on my cell block.
Nate A. Lindell
3.18.16
News

Will We Ever Know Why a Dead Toddler Was Found in a Bag on a Beach in Boston Harbour?

The case of two-and-a-half-year-old Bella Bond's tragic death makes for a glimpse into a dark world of addiction, madness, demonology, and neglect.
Susan Zalkind
1.20.16
Stuff

This White Dude Was a Boss in the Chinese Mafia

John "White Devil" Willis rose to the highest echelons of Boston's Chinese mafia. In 2011, he was arrested for a multi-million oxycodone ring. We talked to the author of an upcoming book on Willis about the criminal's life and crimes.
VICE Staff
12.20.15
Film

'Spotlight' Celebrates the Power of Journalism to Fight Corruption

The fantastic new film details how reporters exposed the seedy underbelly of the Catholic Church.
Susan Zalkind
11.11.15
News

Is America Ready for Safe Injection Rooms?

As heroin use hits suburban white neighbourhoods hard, it's fair to wonder if the United States might soon follow the example set by Canada and some European countries by setting up safe spaces to get high.
Beth Schwartzapfel
11.6.15
Meet the Nieratkos

Fancy Lad Is Still the Best Thing in Skateboarding and That Will Never Change

Skaters everywhere want to be Fancy Lads, and men and women alike want to bed down with the good-time guys from Bean Town.
Chris Nieratko
10.2.15
Stuff

How Whitey Bulger Became a Crime Boss and a Snitch

An interview with TJ English, author of <i>Where the Bodies Were Buried</i>, a new book that examines the life and legacy of the infamous Boston kingpin and FBI informant.
Seth Ferranti
9.19.15
VICE TALKS FILM

William Friedkin and Scott Cooper on 'Black Mass'

Legendary filmmaker William Friedkin sits down with director Scott Cooper to talk his upcoming film 'Black Mass,' which chronicles the life of James "Whitey" Bulger—one the most infamous gangsters in US history.
VICE Staff
9.16.15
News

Why Would Any City Want to Host the Olympics?

The Olympics have been a money pit for host cities in past years, but officials in Los Angeles are still excited to make a push for the 2020 games.
Mike Pearl
9.4.15