Life Inside Louisiana's Leprosy Quarantine Was Tragic and Inspirational

The stigma and lack of understanding of the disease shaped every facet of life for patients there, who started their own businesses, founded a newspaper, and had their own softball league.


It's Messed Up These People Are Kissing a Car for 50 Hours, Right?

Under capitalism, there is no distinction between work and humiliation.


​'Sometimes They're Boiled Alive': Inside the Abusive Animal Crush Industry

Extreme fetish videos of animal abuse—where small animals are crushed, ripped apart, or burned to death—appear all over the internet. We speak to the investigators charged with bringing the culprits to justice.


Jon Stewart is Opening an Animal Sanctuary

The former 'Daily Show' host is planning to make the switch from groundbreaking comedian to activist farmowner.


In a Bad Week for Australian Border Force, a Refugee Threatens Self-Immolation and Disappears

Last week a rape victim was returned to the Nauru detention center without an abortion. This week a 30-year-old refugee has probably set himself on fire.


This Horrific Video of Animal Cruelty Led to the Shutdown of a French Slaughterhouse

The secretly shot footage, which was released Wednesday by an animal rights group, shows animals regaining consciousness while they are being slaughtered.


I Spent a Day Watching a Bunch of Men Whip Horses in Romania

Every Tuesday, the people of Titu meet up to show off their horses and terrorize them a little.


An Australian Crossbow Enthusiast Is on a Kangaroo Killing Spree

The bodies of 13 kangaroos have been found around Melbourne's northeast suburbs, and the killer remains at large.


Australia Is Closing Immigration Detention Centres But it's Not All Good News

It's good because it means there are fewer detainees, but bad because the remaining detainees might go to Nauru.


This Guy Wants to Save Robots From Abusive Humans

How should we regulate the relationship between humans and machines? Pete Remine has an idea.


An Australian Vegan Restaurant Refused to Exterminate Its Cockroaches Because It Didn't Want to Kill Animals

The owner of Canberra's Kingsland Vegetarian Restaurant said he knew his kitchen had an infestation but didn't want to harm the "little insects."


I Slept with My School Teacher, and It Was Great—but the Aftermath Was Terrible

He got me drunk in a brightly lit bar and then broke my teenage heart.