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The Man Who Attempted to Assassinate Reagan Is Moving Back in with His Mom

A judge ruled Wednesday that John Hinckley Jr. will be released from the psychiatric facility he's been living at after attempting to assassinate the president in 1981.
VICE Staff
7.27.16
Life Inside

I'm Losing My Mind After Refusing to Plead Insanity for Murdering My Mom

I stabbed my mother 111 times, but solitary is where my fate finally hit home.
Chris Dankovich
5.20.16
News

An Expert Explains the Complexities and Confusion of Insanity Defenses for Juvenile Killers

A trial in Massachusetts hinges on whether a teenager was insane when he allegedly raped and murdered his teacher. But what does being "insane" mean, legally?
Susan Zalkind
11.20.15
News

Forensic Psychiatrists Weigh in on What the Ramblings in the Colorado Theater Shooter's Journal Mean

There are explicit plans to murder people in James Holmes's journal. But does any of the material suggest the guy behind the Aurora murders is "not guilty by reason of insanity"?
Mike Pearl
5.28.15
News

A Colorado Jury Will Need to Decide if the 'Dark Knight' Shooter Is Insane or Simply Evil

In 2012, James Holmes opened fire in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, killing 12 people. But does he deserve to die?
Josiah Hesse
4.28.15
Stuff

I Tried to Watch 40 Hours of ‘Game of Thrones’ in One Sitting

I started out skeptical of the blowjobs-and-dragons-centric epic, and ended up screaming at the television with tears streaming down my face.
Allie Conti
4.19.15
The Film That Made Me...

'Black Swan' Was the Film That Showed Me I'm Not Alone

Striving for perfection can drive you insane, but I didn't realize just how insane I'd become until I watched Darren Aronofsky's film.
Clarisse Loughrey
1.28.15
Stuff

Hey, Want to Watch the Count from 'Sesame Street' Recite 10,000 Digits of Pi?

No? Well, just in case there's a five-hour YouTube video of that exact thing.
Allie Conti
12.1.14
Film

How Good Is Hollywood at Portraying Mental Illness?

Not great, says psychologist and film buff Danny Wedding.
Jules Suzdaltsev
10.21.14
Sothern Exposure

My First Time in the Drunk Tank

I remember a bottle of Bacardi rum, going to a party, stripping naked, following my stiff wiener, and chasing girls around.
Scot Sothern
9.23.14
Stuff

The Zozobra Festival Is a Neo-Pagan Ode to Spanish Colonialism

At a park in New Mexico’s capital city of Santa Fe, tens of thousands of people gather every year to watch the burning of what might be the world’s largest marionette. The creature is known as Zozobra, or “Old Man Gloom.”
Sam Gilbert and Lyle Shanahan
9.10.14
Stuff

How to Actually Stop a Wedding

A rebuttal to the WikiHow article, "How to Stop a Wedding" from an expert.
Mike Pearl
5.9.14
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