VICE US

Religion

When a Binding Contract With God Means Staying Silent on Sexual Abuse

Evangelical megachurches are leaning on a favorite tool of corporations to protect themselves from liability in the MeToo era.
Alex Norcia
3 days ago
money-inequality

Burnout Is Real, and the Solution Is Radically Changing How We Work

"It should not be necessary for all of us to work our asses off."
Mike Pearl
5.31.19
money-scams

'I Was Gone from the World and Nobody Noticed': One Woman's Story of Being Trapped by NXIVM

"I remember scratching down my arms and wanting to scream."
Sarah Berman
5.31.19
money-scams

How Three Teen Sisters Were Allegedly Groomed into NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere's 'Sex Cult'

The self-help guru presented himself as a genius tutor and mentor who could help them deal with their parents' separation.
Sarah Berman
5.25.19
High Wire

Fentanyl Speedballs Are the Latest Disturbing Trend in America's Opioid Crisis

Deliberately mixing the powerful and deadly drug with stimulants like coke and meth is one (dangerous) way users are adjusting to a new market.
Maia Szalavitz
4.29.19
Late Capitalism

Ruthless Capitalists Can't Donate Their Way Out of Trouble Anymore

The Sackler family behind OxyContin is accused of brazenly jumpstarting the deadly opioid crisis. In the era of endless scams, elite philanthropy like theirs is hitting roadblocks.
Alex Norcia
4.11.19
Late Capitalism

Millennial Democrats Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pete Buttigieg Are Ready to Face Off With Job-Stealing Robots

“We should not be haunted by the spectre of being automated out of work."
Ankita Rao
4.1.19
true crime

Kidnapper Says 'Bye, Jayme' After Pleading Guilty to Killing the 13-Year-Old's Parents

It's not the first creepy thing Jake Patterson has said since his January arrest.
Allie Conti
3.28.19
true crime

The Horrific Story of a Mob of White Cab Drivers Getting Away with Murder

The tragic 1947 event speaks to America's enduring history of racism and systemic corruption.
Seth Ferranti
3.19.19
true crime

Everything We Know About the Gambino Mob Boss Who Just Got Whacked

It's been decades since a mob leader was gunned down in New York City.
Alex Norcia
3.14.19
Late Capitalism

The College Scam Is Exposing All the Legal Ways Rich People Game Society

The real question is what took so long for the country to start looking at this stuff more closely.
Alex Norcia
3.14.19
Late Capitalism

‘Privacy Is Becoming a Luxury’: What Data Leaks Are Like for the Poor

"I felt like my identity or whatever didn't matter to them."
Elizabeth Brico
3.14.19
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