The Sick Day Issue


Figuring Out the Freelance Economy

Could new technology make the lives of freelancers less lonely and more secure?


Photos from the Fight to Take Mosul Back from ISIS

Manu Brabo's photographs capture the raw reality on the ground in Mosul.


A Gift From Guantanamo Bay

'VICE' correspondent Gianna Toboni tells us about the Qur'an she was given by a former Guantanamo Bay guard.


Capturing the Supernatural Elements of Our World

Rendering cultural and natural transformations democratically, photographer Michael Lundgren reveals an unaccountable world in his series 'Matter.'


Inside the US Effort to Clear Millions of Vietnam-Era Bombs in Laos

In some of Laos's impoverished rural villages, bomb craters have left the earth resembling the surface of the moon. The effort to clear Laos of war-era bombs goes on.


Photos of a Reimagined Childhood

In Kevin Aranibar's senior-thesis work, 'Over the Fence,' he explored his adolescent anxiety and the struggle to find an identity growing up.


Eimear McBride Is Back

The writer's second novel, The Lesser Bohemians, took nine years to write and comes out this month.


How Does It Work?: Alternative Energy

The move away from fossil fuels seems to be gaining momentum, and a number of creative solutions have emerged.


Sitting Down with a Post-9/11 Whistleblower

Before Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, or Edward Snowden, there was Thomas Drake.


Land of Black Milk

Vienna-based photographer Stefanie Moshammer's new photo series applies her penchant for capturing colorful glimpses of a city going through transformation.


Hunting for Hallucinogenic Honey in Nepal

Every year, for centuries in Nepal, members of the Gurung ethnic group have climbed down the sides of cliffs amid swarms of bees—putting their lives on the line—to collect hallucinogenic honey.


'Knives': New Fiction by Paul Maliszewski

His girlfriend had said they needed to talk. It was just like you hear about: the quote-unquote talk.