The Truth and Lies Issue
How a Young Girl's Death in 2000 Gave Birth to an Urban Legend
On July 1, in a tiny English 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.
Theresa May Managed to Hang on—Here's What's Next for the UK
She might be bolstered by winning the vote of no confidence, but her authority is still ebbing away.
What the Theresa May Vote of No Confidence Means for Brexit
Could the UK's Conservative Party even hold a leadership election right now?
The Dirty Story of How Big Tobacco Was Brought Down to Size
This month is the 20th anniversary of a deal that changed the face of smoking—and prompted a bunch of dirty tactics from the tobacco companies in the process.
The Bizarre Saga of the Man Cracking Down on 'Fake Homelessness'
Ashley Sims is convinced that "professional beggars" are taking over his hometown.
All the Weird Stuff You Probably Didn't Know About Hugh Hefner
A look back at the life of a man who made bunny rabbits sexy.
A Second Brexit Referendum Doesn't Seem Likely
The confusing sovereignty paradox behind the UK's Article 50 ruling.
All the Weird Stuff You Probably Didn't Know About Fidel Castro
A look back at the life of a man who avoided hundreds of assassinations, economically ran his country into the ground and loved the Manic Street Preachers.
Technicolor Photos of an Unseen North Korea
According to Fabian Muir, to get the shots others haven't, you just need to learn to shoot quick and dirty.
I Went to a Noam Chomsky Ballet
Five 40-something balding guys have turned the philosopher's ideas into a man-dance extravaganza.
How Narcissists Took Over the World
In the latest episode of 'Chosen Ones,' Gavin Haynes investigates how narcissism became the psychological disorder du jour.
VICE Long Reads
I Spent a Day Trying to Get to Know a Real-Life Narcissist
Over the past decade, we've taken to describing people we don't like as "narcissists," when really they're probably just assholes. But what would a real, diagnosed narcissist be like?