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Features

Inside the Monthly Beat Battle Where Producers Are the Main Attraction

“I have no problem telling emcees they can’t get involved or that this isn’t the place for them... This is a place for people who don’t normally get a spotlight.'"
Jacqui Germain
3 days ago
Remembering Things

The Story of the Very First Thing Securely Sold on the Internet

25 years ago, a college kid named Dan Kohn had the novel idea to let people buy things online. The first thing he ever sold was a Sting solo album.
Rob Arcand
4 days ago
environment-people

Church Rock, America’s Forgotten Nuclear Disaster, Is Still Poisoning Navajo Lands 40 Years Later

Residents say they've been ignored even as they struggle with contaminated water and worry about having children.
Samuel Gilbert
8.12.19
PROFILES

Rick Ross Has No Plans to Step Down as Hip-Hop's Boss

Upon the release of his highly anticipated album 'Port of Miami 2,' the Miami veteran reflects on the decade he's spent running rap.
Gary Suarez
8.9.19
crime

How a Group of Gamers Tracked Down a Quadruple Murder Suspect

When one of their friends said he killed three people and was about to kill another, the members of a gaming forum sprung into action. But they were faced with a terrible situation—the clock was ticking and they had no idea where the alleged killer was.
Mack Lamoureux
8.2.19
Features

You'll Have to Pry the Microphone From Mark McGrath's Cold, Dead Hands

We talked to the frontman of Sugar Ray about his first new record in a decade, 'Little Yachty,' and why he'll never stop making music.
Drew Schwartz
7.26.19
money-inequality

The Case for Leaving Fare Beaters Alone and Making Public Transit Free

Chances are everything you think you know about fare evasion is wrong.
Rick Paulas
7.18.19
Features

The Terrifying True Story of How 'The Blair Witch Project' Was Made

On its 20th anniversary, we talk to the filmmakers and actors behind the phenomenon that inspired the DIY horror genre.
Tatiana Tenreyro
7.16.19
Drugs & Crime

The Tragic Story of Rick Turner's Descent into Meth, Prison, and Death

He barely missed out on recent criminal justice reforms. Then his situation behind bars took a terrifying turn.
Tana Ganeva
7.12.19
Conspiracies

People Tell Us How QAnon Destroyed Their Relationships

We spoke to people who told us how the QAnon conspiracy theory ruined their marriage, turned their parents into completely different people, and otherwise made their lives miserable.
Mack Lamoureux
7.11.19
climate change

'Climate Despair' Is Making People Give Up on Life

"It's super painful to be a human being right now at this point in history."
Mike Pearl
7.11.19
Culture

'Extremes' Is Our Podcast About People Who've Lived Through Wild Situations

In one episode, we meet a guy who mailed himself from the U.K. to Australia. In another, we talk to a former banker who embezzled $700 million.
VICE Staff
7.10.19
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