Christopher Hitchens


I Realized I Was a Cliché: A Drunk Writer Who Couldn’t Write Drunk

During my Year of Sherry, I realized that I was essentially losing money by writing.
James Wilt

Are Islamophobic Atheists to Blame for the North Carolina Shooting?

Some say that angry rhetoric preached by "New Atheists" like Richard Dawkins is partially to blame for Craig Hicks killing three Muslim students in Chapel Hill.
Allie Conti

Gross Old Men Are Hot and Bothered by War

Dropping bombs is sold as a way to liberate women, but it's also how some men get off.
Belén Fernández
The VICE Guide to Making 2014 Better Than 2013

How to Make Atheism Less Awful in 2014

At the start of 2014 there are four broad—and overlapping—schisms in atheism, which can be summed up as: Dicks vs. Cowards, Islamophobes vs. More Cowards, Misogynists vs. Feminists, and Americans vs. Europeans. There has to be a better way.
Martin Robbins

New Atheism's Nasty Streak of Islamophobia

If your project is to convince people that religion is evil and should be wiped from the face of the earth, and that rational, enlightened atheism is the beacon of truth towards which we must steer the storm-battered ship of the human race, is directly...
Harry Cheadle

Cancer Memoirs Are Breaking Out Like the Plague

The thing that motors cancer journalism, which makes it increasingly acceptable, even good, for hacks to tell all about the very darkest moments of their lives, is our craven culture of voyeurism. Nothing can remain private anymore, especially the bad...
Brendan O’Neill
Motherboard Blog

A Remembered 'Hitchslap' For The Worst Censors of All, Ourselves

For all his smart, merciless and often polarizing diatribes on the tyrannical nature of organized religion, there is a spot amongst the vast and scathing rhetoric of Christopher Hitchens we'd all do well to explore in wake of his passing. With "SOPA...
Janus Rose