history

Drugs

The World's First-Ever Acid Trip Actually Kinda Sucked

A deep dive into Albert Hofmann's personal archives sheds startling new light on a signature moment at the dawn of the psychedelic era.
Mike Jay
12.5.18
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
10.25.18
Late Capitalism

The Story Behind the Mysterious Guillotine on a Brooklyn Roof

"I don't know if it can kill, but it can definitely maim," the artist who built it told us.
Matt Taylor
10.22.18
politics

That Was Then, This Is Too

The parallels between the experiences of Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford have left many who lived through both wondering what world they’re looking at now.
Danielle Tcholakian
10.5.18
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
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
9.21.18
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
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
9.5.18
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
8.13.18
Film

Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' Mines the Past to Explain Our Racist Present

The film references 70s blaxploitation to tell the true story of a black cop who infiltrated the KKK.
Arimeta Diop
8.8.18
TOURISM

The Strange Endurance of London's Professional Walking Tours

People are still bang into The Krays, it turns out.
Francisco Garcia
7.10.18
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