The VICE Weekend Reader

Welcome to the VICE Weekend Reader, where we highlight the week's best long-form from Because the weekend's too short to spend clicking on shit.

by VICE Staff
Mar 14 2015, 1:41pm

Roses Are Red, My Psychiatrist Upped My Meds

Advocating for yourself can be exhausting, especially when you're mentally ill and your psychiatrist is a turtle.


Protests and Hunger Strikes Are Breaking Out at Immigration Detention Centers in the UK

Refugees who fled to the UK due to life-threatening dangers back home are being met with prison-like conditions and indefinite processing delays.


Russian Roulette: Prisoners of War at Donetsk Airport

In the bomb-ridden remnants of Donetsk Airport, Ukrainian prisoners of war are digging out the bodies of their fallen comrades, under the command of pro-Russian separatists.


Remembering the Wizardry of Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett, one of the great writers of our time, passed away on Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.


How I Went from the Inner City to the Culinary World's Inner Circle

E-Dubble went from South Central to London's La Cordon Bleu. His advice for young chefs? Make it work, even if you don't have all the ingredients.


Inside Graphene City, Birthplace of a Wonder Material

Graphene may be the next wonder material, and Graphene City in Manchester might well be the next Silicon Valley.


The Story Behind America's First Government-Run Weed Shop

North Bonneville, Colorado is now home to America's first government-run weed shop. And you know what? It's going well.


The Fight to Make Corporate America a Little More Democratic

Even if we got Elon Musk on the board of Exxon, would it really change a damn thing?


China's Elite Female Bodyguards

In China, bodyguards don't just offer protection; they offer status. Yun Hui Bodyguard School trains female bodyguards to serve China's billionaires with precision and elegance



It's been another gruesome week in Ferguson, Missouri. Two officers were gunned down early Thursday morning; the shooter is still at large.


I Went to a Convention for Libertarian Revolutionaries Trying to Take Over New Hampshire

Taking back America, one jug of maple syrup and one rifle at a time.


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