Michael Segalov

Stuff

Butt Mitzvah: What it Is to Be Young, Gay and Jewish

I'm gay and I'm Jewish, but rarely do I think about the intersection between these two big parts of my identity.
Michael Segalov
11.29.16
crime

The True Story of the Notorious Trick-Or-Treat Murderer

Every Halloween there are stories of children being given tainted sweets – chocolate containing razor blades or broken glass. But only once has a child actually been killed by poisoned candy.
Michael Segalov
10.30.16
Stuff

How People Smuggled Drugs Into This Summer's Music Festivals

From the ingenious to the rudimentary
Michael Segalov
9.13.16
Stuff

I Have a Drink Almost Every Day – Am I a Problem Drinker?

I thought having a couple of beers or half a bottle of wine every evening wasn't too much of an issue – my friends all do the same. But when I read young people are drinking less and less, I couldn't help but question my relationship with alcohol.
Michael Segalov
8.30.16
Stuff

Why You Get 'Brain Zaps' After Taking MDMA, and How You Can Stop Them

Ever got back from a festival and felt like someone was firing little jolts of electricity into your brain stem? They're called "brain zaps" and they're fucking horrible.
Michael Segalov
7.25.16
Photo

What You Learn When You Ask Queens Why They Do Drag

For over a decade British photographer Magnus Hastings has been shooting the some of the biggest drag queens and asking them one question: Why drag?
Magnus Hastings; Words: Michael Segalov
6.5.16
News

We Went On the Last Ever Delivery Run with Some of London's Legal High Salesmen

From today, legal highs are no longer legal. We spent the night with some salesmen and users to get their take on what comes next.
Michael Segalov
5.26.16
News

How Calling for David Cameron's Resignation Distracts Us All

Let's not forget what the national demonstration is actually about: how austerity erodes housing, health, education and jobs.
Michael Segalov
4.16.16
VICE Long Reads

What It's Like to Be Trafficked into the UK and Forced Into Modern Slavery

"K", a Hungarian man in his mid-thirties, was taken to the UK and forced into slavery, before escaping and going undercover to help others do the same.
Michael Segalov
2.17.16
News

The Young Jews Shunning Israel and Building Radical New Communities

Young Jews who once saw Israel as their birthright are now shunning the state and finding community elsewhere.
Michael Segalov
2.5.16
Stuff

Legal Highs, Pissed Pants and Punch-Ups: a Night with Britain's Clubland Paramedics

I spent an evening with the paramedics whose job it is to deal with bleeding, angry, pissed people on a Saturday night out.
Michael Segalov
1.11.16
Stuff

I Worked Undercover at Amazon to See If Anything's Changed Since Those Damaging Exposés

A couple of years ago, both The Guardian and BBC published reports accusing Amazon of treating their staff like shit.
Michael Segalov, Illustrations: Ella Strickland de So
12.21.15
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