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dispatches

Conspiracy Theories Are the Reason We Still Have Polio

The Taliban, Boko Haram and antivaxxers have this one thing in common.
Ankita Rao
3.17.17
Rio 2016

Trying to Experience Rio Outside the Olympic Bubble

Most of the 30,000 journalists covering the Olympics will spend their time in or around the Olympic venues. Our writer Aaron Gordon is trying to experience the real Rio.
Aaron Gordon
8.11.16
NBA Finals

How to Watch the Warriors: A Journey into Fandom and Across the Bay

A search of the one true Warriors experience during the NBA Finals included a public park with a Jumbotron, variously loathsome sports bars, semi-fancy restaurants, and Oracle Arena itself.
Tarin Towers
6.22.16
americas

Orlando Victim's Best Friends Pay Tribute

VICE News correspondent Gianna Toboni speaks with Jason and Wilma about the loss of their closest friend Xavier, and the prospect of moving on.
VICE News
6.15.16
americas

After Orlando (Dispatch 1)

In the days following the deadliest shooting in recent American history, Florida’s community is banding together to contribute.
VICE News
6.14.16
breaking borders

Protest Through Sewn Lips: Breaking Borders (Dispatch 10)

VICE News returns to Calais, where asylum seekers sew their lips together in protest over the French authorities' decision to dismantle large parts of the "Jungle" migrant camp.
VICE News
3.3.16
Daytona 500

Louder, Faster, Completely in Control: Three Days at Daytona

Navigating the crowds, the hierarchies, and just the immense size of the Speedway while the Daytona 500 roared around the track.
Jules Bentley
2.23.16
HAITI

The 120-Day President: Haiti's Power Struggle (Dispatch 4)

VICE News was there for the election of Haiti's new interim president, witnessing Jocelerme Privert's transition from senator to interim president in a matter of 48 hours.
VICE News
2.15.16
HAITI

Who's in Charge? - Haiti's Power Struggle (Dispatch 3)

Simon Ostrovsky reports from Haiti's capital to see who is in charge of the country, after President Michel Martelly stepped down without a clear successor.
VICE News
2.12.16
Super Bowl 50

The Imperfect Host, Part Six: What Comes After The Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl is over, and with it Super Bowl City's brief, branded invasion of San Francisco. Things will be back to normal soon enough, but that's not the end.
Tarin Towers
2.8.16
Super Bowl 50

The Imperfect Host, Part Four: On The Edge In Super Bowl-Occupied San Francisco

With its four-figure average ticket prices, Super Bowl 50 is unmistakably and even proudly a luxury event. Life outside the walls of Super Bowl City is different.
Tarin Towers
2.3.16
Super Bowl 50

The Imperfect Super Bowl Host, Part Two: San Francisco Street Hassle

Hosting the NFL's "Super Bowl City" theme park has meant displacement, discontent, and expense for San Francisco. In a city with problems, it's a gamble.
Tarin Towers
2.1.16
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