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Culture

This Grandma Makes Thousands of Dollars Selling Moose Turds as Art

Behold the marketing genius of Maine's Mary Winchenbach, a miracle worker who built a thriving business out of poo and puns.
Beckett Mufson
10.5.18
Red Light

The 'Heaux Mentor' Helping Women in the Adult Industry Rebrand

VICE met up with Lydia Dupra to hear how her job and her clients’ lives are changing with the passage of FOSTA/SESTA.
VICE Staff
6.7.18
bdsm

A BDSM Educator Tells Us Why NXIVM Sex Cult Allegations Aren’t Consensual Kink

Based on what we know from court docs and former members, Keith Raniere’s women “slaves” probably weren’t in a position to give full consent.
Sarah Berman
5.31.18
secret societies

Why I Joined a Secret Society That Branded Me

A former member of a Nxivm women's group responds to those who called her blind and stupid for submitting to mutilation.
Sarah Edmondson
11.3.17
Stuff

Meet the Kinky Couples Who Get Turned on by Tattooing Each Other

Not satisfied with leaving bruises or marks from wrist restraints, some members of the BDSM community are breaking out the tattoo equipment.
Sophie Saint Thomas
8.28.16
daily vice

How Tattoo Removal Can Help Sex Trafficking Survivors Erase the Scars of Their Past

On this episode of 'Daily VICE,' we accompany a sex trafficking survivor to get a tattoo removed, one used by a pimp as a mark of ownership.
VICE Staff
8.26.16
Features

A Brief History of the Red Solo Cup, Everyone's Favorite Party Staple

How did a simple plastic drinking receptacle achieve pop culture ubiquity?
Calum Marsh
6.17.16
Art

Airbnb's "Stolen" Logo: Successful Design Isn't Always Original, and That's OK

Designers hit back at Spencer Chen’s unoriginal "Nothing is original" tweet.
Catherine Chapman
5.13.16
DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled Is Selling Mother's Day T-Shirts

Move over, Hallmark.
Michael Scott Barron
5.8.16
Nick Gazin's Frozen Food Reviews

I Reviewed Amy's Kitchen Food and Amy Offered to Set Me Up on a Date

This week I reviewed four frozen Mexican food products, including two by Amy's Kitchen. After posting one of the reviews on Instagram, Amy herself reached out to me and offered to set me up on a date with her friend. What a company!
Nick Gazin
4.24.16
Design

This Weed Boutique Offers a Head Shop Alternative

Austin's Catchtilly is carefully curated and designed to offer a fun and welcoming experience for weed lovers—especially women.
Eva Recinos
4.20.16
Design

How Urbex Became the Kinfolk of Trespassing

In efforts to put brands into everything, an edgy and illegal exploration becomes just another extreme sport.
Adam Rothstein
3.30.16
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