gold

con men

The Wild Story of Whitaker Wright, the Con Man Who Killed Himself in Court

The Bernie Madoff of the late 1800s, he was "the world's most shameless swindler."
Seth Ferranti
1.8.19
gold rush

Niger's Gold Rush Has Turned Bandits into Barons

But, granted rare access to northern Niger's gold fields, we saw how the vast majority of workers aren't benefitting nearly as much as them.
Peter Tinti
1.11.18
Objectively Correct Lists

10 Brockhampton Songs to Know Before 'Saturation III' Drops

The 15-member boyband have owned 2017, releasing so much new music that a run-down of their best material is more than necessary.
Eli Enis
11.20.17
avocados

Gold-Flecked Avocados Are Coming to Your Supermarket

“It’s not the kind of avocado you will want to mash up and turn into guacamole, but rather show off as a special treat at a dinner party.”
Phoebe Hurst
9.28.17
S-Town

How Brian Reed Made ‘S-Town’

"We just knew we were never bored."
Joel Golby
8.24.17
Installations

A Huge Gold Installation Flips the New York Stock Exchange Upside Down

David Spriggs explores cultural associations with the colour gold in an ephemeral installation.
Andrew Salomone
2.19.17
Holy Shit

Somebody Should Really Buy The World’s Most Expensive Christmas Sweater from 2 Chainz

50 Carats of diamonds and 250 grams of gold are weaved into the shiny knitwear item.
Alex Robert Ross
12.19.16
Art

Marina Abramovic Turns 70 | Insta of the Week

She celebrated seven decades of pain and performance with an appropriately strange party at the Guggenheim.
Beckett Mufson
12.9.16
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton and Allyson Felix Talk Speed

Lewis Hamilton​ and Allyson Felix are considered speed demons in their respective sports: Allyson in track and field, and Lewis in F1.
VICE Sports
12.9.16
Film

An Olympic Boxer Sells His Two Gold Medals in This Heartbreaking Doc

'La Lucha' follows the story of Cuban Olympian Mario Kindelan Mesa and his struggles to support his family.
Nathaniel Ainley
8.31.16
Interviews

Kiiara Is a 21-Year-Old Pop Star Who's About to Strike Gold

We meet the girl who blew up out of nowhere with her trap-pop hit “Gold.” Eighteen million YouTube plays and rising.
Kathy Iandoli
8.9.16
Restaurant Confessionals

I've Been Tipped in Gold Nuggets, 8-Balls, and Three-Way Wedding Proposals

Working in New Orleans, I've met an Alaskan miner who paid me in gold, a too-generous coke-head, and a swinger couple who desperately wanted me to marry them. At least all of them tipped.
Anonymous
8.2.16
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