Peter Rugh

Books

Chuck Palahniuk Hung Out with 'Separatists of Every Stripe' for New Novel

"So many generations have been raised on bird flu, swine flu, Y2K, Ebola, housing collapse, ozone holes, and peak oil panics that we wouldn't know how to live if we weren't constantly expecting our annihilation."
Peter Rugh
5.1.18
News

Why White Supremacists Love Donald Trump

Along with a broad swath of Republican voters—plus Dennis Rodman—America's racists are getting on board the Trump bandwagon.
Peter Rugh
8.27.15
Travel

The Battle to Save the Businesses That Make New York Unique

Activists say that unless major reforms are made into law, real estate developers will wipe out the city's quirky shops and bars and replace them with chains.
Peter Rugh
8.15.15
News

This Vegas Prankster Tricked Right-Wing Media With a Fake Story About Harry Reid Getting Beaten Up

Las Vegas "life coach" Larry Pfiefer explains his accidental crusade for journalistic accountability.
Peter Rugh
4.28.15
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Hillary Clinton's Secret Email Stash Is Shady, but Was It Illegal?

The former Secretary of State's use of a private email shows just how easy it is for the government to hide its records.
Peter Rugh
3.4.15
Stuff

What's It's Like to Get Paid to Stand Outside in a Statue of Liberty Outfit

It isn't an easy gig, but those who do the work usually don't have a whole lot of other options.
Peter Rugh
3.2.15
News

We Asked a Military Expert What Would Happen if the US Went to War with China

Will there ever be another land war in Asia?
Peter Rugh
2.6.15
News

Can Barack Obama Really Save the Middle Class?

After six years of recession and gridlock, most voters don't share the president's rosy view on the "middle-class economy."
Peter Rugh
1.23.15
Travel

Meet the Insurgents on the Front Line of America’s Fracking War

Activists from rural Pennsylvania to Washington, DC are monitoring drilling activity, organizing communities, and getting themselves arrested in an effort to stop companies from pulling natural gas out of the ground.
Peter Rugh
1.8.15
News

Alleged Gun-Planting by Brooklyn Cops Raises New Questions About the Death of Kimani Gray

A report that the NYPD has allegedly planted guns on suspects in Flatbush, Brooklyn, further fuels the mystery surrounding the shooting death of a black teenager at the hands of plainclothes cops there last year.
Peter Rugh
12.23.14
News

Environmentalists Are Gearing Up for the Next Phase of New York's Fracking Wars

Emboldened by New York's new ban on hydraulic fracturing, environmentalists plan on ramping up the fight against the state's oil and gas industry.
Peter Rugh
12.18.14
News

Could Eco-Friendly Condoms Save the Planet?

Probably not, but it's something.
Peter Rugh
11.5.14
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