2014 vice news awards
#BringBackOurGirls was one of the most ambitious, inspired, and ultimately ill-fated social media campaigns of the year.
Britain's Parliamentarians banned fisting and urination in UK-produced internet porn. But the public did not take it lying down.
When Kim Jong-un mysteriously disappeared from public view for more than a month this year, the dictator's high-heeled shoes were blamed for his absence.
Uber investor Jason Calacanis doubled down on his shortsighted view that there is no racism in the tech world, calling a discussion about white privilege "racist."
A short list of the most absurd, insane, and unlikely madness to come out of the defense sector in the last year, including North Korean missiles, a bombing campaign, and a buzzword.
A simple question — "Should Scotland be an independent country?" — caused an unprecedented political awakening in England's northern neighbor and put the entire United Kingdom on a knife edge.
2014 VICE News Awards: Albuquerque Police Department Award for Worst Policing — Ferguson & St. Louis Police Departments
The Albuquerque Police Department had a pretty rough year. Then came Ferguson.
The facility that rebranded suicide attempts as "self-injurious behavior," and called shackles "humane restraints," outdid itself with the new euphemism they unveiled this year.
The so-called Islamic State is now known around the world. But the actions of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still resonate.