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America Is a Spiraling Corporate Contract Dystopia

To live, you have to let corporations walk all over you.
SovCit, Esquire
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Looks Like LA Will Host the Olympics in 2028

If the city still exists.
Drew Schwartz

Your ‘Minimalist’ Lifestyle Is Quasi-Religious Anti-Poor Bullshit

A PSA for anyone who has ever scoffed at Black Friday shoppers.
James Wilt
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Learn Billions of Years of History in This Hilarious 20-Minute Video

Let's take a trip back to when the planet was just a cloud of space-gas.
Diana Shi

See the Amazonian Way of Life Before It's Gone

Misha Vallejo's intimate photo essay captures everyday people before the new Manta-Manaus Corridor transforms South America.
Misha Vallejo

Move Over, Ebay, #exstrange Is Bringing Online Art Auctions Back to the People

Marialaura Ghidini and Rebekah Modrak want to use consumption to create an online art community.
Catherine Chapman

David Bowie’s Eclectic Art Collection Goes to Auction

Bowie’s art collection not only reflects his role as a musician, but as an Anglophile who never lost sense of his Britishness.
Tanja M. Laden

Designers Are Trying to Make Fashion Week Great Again

Industry insiders all agree that the way designers present collections is outdated and ineffective, as is the breakneck pace of the fashion cycle. This New York Fashion Week, however, some designers challenged the status quo.
Erica Euse
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Now You Can Trade Your Old Kidney for a New Pair of Yeezy Boosts

Sneakerheads are spending thousands of dollars for the Boosts, so why not just hand over a kidney to cop a pair?
Scott Masters Pierce

A Rigged Indian Casino Karaoke Contest Was the Low Point of My Life

I suddenly hoped that I hadn't gotten too drunk and fucked it all up in the name of protecting my vulnerabilities by shitting on strangers. After all, I was no better than them. I was there too. I did it because I wanted to.
Josh Androsky

The E-Currency Exchange Got Shut Down for Laundering $6 Billion

Yesterday, the US Attorney's office in Manhattan indicted the founder of, an online e-currency trading site that was “the predominant digital form of money laundering used by cybercriminals worldwide.” Liberty Reserve allegedly moved...
Krishna Andavolu

It’s Good for My Pockets That the Red Sox Suck

The Red Sox will finish in the cellar, and though watching them lose is worse than listening to white funk, the silver lining for die-hard fans like me is that now that they won’t be getting me to spend entire paychecks on commemorative garbage, like...
Nathan Simpson