cold war

true crime

The Quest to Pin the 90s Murder of a CIA Agent on the KGB

Twenty-five years ago, an American spy in Georgia was killed, supposedly by a drunken villager. Michael Pullara didn't buy that.
Alex Norcia
11.29.18
The Dystopia and Utopia Issue

The Man Who Helped Design a 10,000-Year Nuclear Waste Site Marker

Astro-artist Jon Lomberg, a longtime friend and colleague of Carl Sagan, on protecting future humans from America’s atomic past.
Samuel Gilbert
4.26.18
russia

How Howard Hughes Helped the CIA Try to Steal a Russian Nuclear Sub

The expensive attempt was largely a mechanical failure, but it was still one of the stranger covert ops in US history.
Seth Ferranti
8.24.17
THE SALUTE YOUR SHORTS ISSUE

It's Time to Ban Nuclear Weapons

"Those with power are never going to give up their power voluntarily. It has to be a demand from others."
Mark Hay
6.14.17
espionage

My Father, the Cold War Spy

Eva Dillon's memoir, 'Spies in the Family,' reveals the untold personal side to the American and Soviet spies who helped avert nuclear war.
Mary von Aue
4.27.17
Why the Fuck Is No One Talking About...

Why the Fuck Is No One Talking About Nukes?

The Cold War is over, but mankind still has the capacity to destroy itself.
Alexander Zaitchik
4.4.17
Technology

'Spider Drone' Sculptures Marry Surveillance and 60s Sci-Fi

'Vision Instruments,' Björn Schülke’s ongoing show at bitforms gallery, uses seemingly futuristic technology to make ultimately purposeless sculptural objects.
Andrew Nunes
2.3.17
Art

Haunting Black and White Photos Document Abandoned Nuclear Missile Bases

Photographer Brett Leigh Dicks explores the crumbling ruins of Cold War-era armaments.
DJ Pangburn
1.12.17
tech

Remember That Time the US Thought About Nuking the Moon?

In 1958, at the height of the Cold War, the Air Force thought that exploding a nuclear device on the moon would inspire America and show the Russians who was boss.
Harry Cheadle
9.13.16
Art

Here's Why the Lavender Scare Still Matters

On the 60-year plague that was the Lavender Scare, its ugly legacy, and the artists working to find the road ahead.
Tanja M. Laden
6.26.16
Film

Inside the Radioactive City Russia Doesn’t Want You to Know About

The director of documentary 'City 40' says she's lost contact with residents who risked their lives to tell their story.
Tomas Urbina
5.30.16
VICE on HBO

What Is the Likelihood of a New Cold War?

In this episode from season three, Shane Smith meets with Kremlin officials and American leaders to learn what is driving the new standoff between the US and Russia.
VICE Staff
2.1.16
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