gold

con men

The Wild Story of Whitaker Wright, the Con Man Who Killed Himself in Court

The Bernie Madoff of the late 1800s, he was "the world's most shameless swindler."
Seth Ferranti
1.7.19
News

That Guy Who Stole a $1.6M Pot of Gold Doesn't Know Where His Money Is

Julio Nivelo managed to flee the States to Ecuador after the heist without getting caught—but now he says he has "nothing."
Drew Schwartz
2.6.18
gold rush

Niger's Gold Rush Has Turned Bandits into Barons

But, after being granted rare access to northern Niger's goldfields, we saw how the vast majority of workers aren't benefitting nearly as much as them.
Peter Tinti
1.11.18
VICELAND

2 Chainz Digs Through a $10,000 Luxury Survival Kit on 'MOST EXPENSIVEST'

The VICELAND host went searching for the priciest way to prepare for the apocalypse.
VICE Staff
1.10.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Thieves Stole a Solid-Gold Replica of Neil Armstrong's Lunar Module

Cartier made the 18-karat model back in 1969 as a gift to the first man to walk on the moon.
Drew Schwartz
7.31.17
conservation lab

10th Century Viking Treasures Unearthed In Scotland

Now comes the hard part: preserving 1,000-year-old gold and silver artifacts for centuries to come.
Noémie Jennifer
6.27.17
Technology

Beautiful Brain Art Uncovers the Complexity of the Human Mind

Greg Dunn’s light-reflecting paintings make science visually stunning.
Diana Shi
4.29.17
Art

We Spoke to the Artist Fixing Cracks in the Sidewalk With Gold

Rachel Sussman’s ‘Sidewalk Kintsukuroi’ series brings a traditional Japanese art practice to the streets.
VICE Staff
3.1.17
Installations

A Huge Gold Installation Flips the New York Stock Exchange Upside Down

David Spriggs explores cultural associations with the color gold in an ephemeral installation.
Andrew Salomone
2.19.17
Art

Marina Abramovic Turns 70 | Insta of the Week

She celebrated seven decades of pain and performance with an appropriately strange party at the Guggenheim.
Beckett Mufson
12.9.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

​Canadian Mint Employee Accused of Stealing $135,000 in Gold via His Ass

Luxury living.
Jake Kivanc
9.21.16
Film

An Olympic Boxer Sells His Two Gold Medals in This Heartbreaking Doc

'La Lucha' follows the story of Cuban Olympian Mario Kindelan Mesa and his struggles to support his family.
Nathaniel Ainley
8.31.16
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