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The VICE Weekend Reader

Welcome to the VICE Weekend Reader, where we highlight the week's best long-form from VICE.com. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

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WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE FERGUSON POLICE DEPARTMENT?

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

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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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