Features

astrology

We've Hit Peak Astrology

The celestial phenomenon isn't just experiencing a boom, it's become something else entirely, with its own rules and humour.
Daisy Jones
4 days ago
crime

My Time Covering the Story of Charlene Downes, the Teenager 'Who Ended Up in a Kebab'

Ahead of a VICE Studios-produced documentary about the 2003 murder, journalist Joe Cusack – who has covered the story since it began – remembers his time on the beat.
Joe Cusack
5 days ago
mental health

School Isolation Is Hurting a Generation of Young People

Isolation booths have become a major part of the education system, but former students say that they amount to nothing less than psychological torture.
Annie Lord
5 days ago
russia

Sex, Lies and Offshore Vehicles: How Russia Became the Country It Is Today

As this extract from Oliver Bullough's book 'Moneyland' makes clear, it is remarkably easy to loot a country providing you are in charge of it.
Oliver Bullough
5.20.19
sex work

Sex Workers Are Having Their Earnings Confiscated in Trafficking Stings

Raids – or "welfare visits" – carried out by police are supposedly conducted for safety, but they're harming sex workers and failing to identify genuine victims.
Jake Hall
5.15.19
the internet

TikTok Has Created a Whole New Class of Influencer

While the app's stars might have millions of fans, they're not making nearly as much money as their contemporaries on YouTube.
Amelia Tait
5.14.19
Culture

Sex, Sun Beds and Brits Abroad: The Legacy of Club 18-30 Holidays

On the cusp of the first summer since Thomas Cook retired the package holiday brand, we look at why it fell out of favour and the legacy it left behind.
Kamila Rymajdo
5.13.19
Interviews

Holly Herndon's New, AI-Spawned Album Is Full of Humanity

For 'PROTO,' the artist and her collaborators built an AI that was trained on their voices. The music it produced is eerie at times, but it's full of life.
Leah Mandel
5.13.19
Features

The Story of the DIY Publication That Kept Bands on the Road for Decades

How 'Book Your Own Fuckin' Life' helped countless punk bands tour in the pre-internet era.
Kevin Warwick
5.7.19
oral histories

An Oral History of Dalston Superstore

The east London LGBTQ institution is celebrating its tenth anniversary, so we asked some of the people who know it best to tell its story.
Ben Charlie Smoke
5.3.19
Remembering Things

Gallows Predicted Fractured Brexit Britain, Ten Years Early

The Watford punks filled their second album 'Grey Britain' with what felt like nihilism at the time, and now looks like the typical news cycle.
Tom Connick
5.2.19
Features

Oobah Butler's Guide to Faking Your Way to the Top

Read an excerpt from the VICE writer's new book, 'How To Bullsh*t Your Way To Number 1: An Unorthodox Guide To 21st Century Success'.
Oobah Butler
4.30.19
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