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The Truth and Lies Issue

The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine's Truth and Lies Issue

A subtle nod to our theme, the issue's image creates an illusion that you're looking at an actual mountain. Photographer Emile Askey explains its backstory.
VICE Staff
3.18.19
ALIENS

How the Increasing Belief in Extraterrestrials Inspires Our Real World

According to research by psychologists, belief in nonhuman intelligence is increasing in unprecedented ways, and many contemporary technopreneurs are being inspired in their work by it.
D.W. Pasulka
3.18.19
The Truth and Lies Issue

How to Manipulate Your Way into Power, in Four Complicated Steps

Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin has been dead for over 100 years, but his tactics live on.
Amos Barshad
3.18.19
The Truth and Lies Issue

The Website That Took Over Men's Media

In 2008, one dude started a simple blog to show off his stuff. It's become much, much more than that.
Allie Conti
3.18.19
The Truth and Lies Issue

Powerful Photos of What Was Left Behind by America's Secret War in Laos

In her series, Operation Palace Dog, photographer Sadie Wechsler looks for ways to capture the veiled impact of American power in Laos.
Sadie Wechsler
3.18.19
The Truth and Lies Issue

Why Do Reality Stars Lie on Camera?

They know they'll get caught. Are they just putting off the inevitable?
Allie Jones
3.18.19
The Truth and Lies Issue

How a Young Girl's Death in 2000 Gave Birth to an Urban Legend

In a tiny village, eight-year-old Sarah Payne was playing with her brothers and sister in a country lane. Then she wasn’t. The media panic that followed is a case study in how urban legends are born and spread.
Gavin Haynes
3.18.19
The Truth and Lies Issue

What Facebook Is Getting Wrong in the Fight Against Fake News

Brooke Binkowski spends her days in search of the misinformation and propaganda that have infected digital media. We caught up with her to talk Facebook and fact-checking.
David Uberti
3.18.19
The Truth and Lies Issue

Why People Post Fake News

When it comes to the stories we share on the internet, the line between empirical truth and emotional truth can be extremely hard to parse.
Emilie Friedlander
3.18.19
The Truth and Lies Issue

These Photos Attempt to Capture Paranormal Activity

Elizabeth Moran uses photography and paranormal investigators to reckon with her family's haunted history.
Elizabeth Moran
3.18.19
The Truth and Lies Issue

Is Authoritarian Europe Becoming the New Hope of the Religious Right?

Starting with the rise of the Christian right during the Cold War, the movement’s leaders mythologized America as a “city on a hill”—a nation with a divine mission to be a beacon of freedom and democracy to the world. Is that dream now crumbling?
Sarah Posner
3.18.19