midwest

Cannabis

Hemp Is Good, but Probably Won't Save America's Struggling Farmers

Experts worry that hemp advocates have overhyped its potential as a cash crop.
Austyn Gaffney
4.10.19
Extreme weather

Extreme Flooding Submerges Strategic Military Base in Nebraska

The Pentagon and US intelligence community warned this year that climate change is a national security threat.
Sarah Emerson
3.19.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Please Don't Let Your Tiny Dog Blow Away in the Wind

The National Weather Service just issued a "small dog warning" for the Cleveland area, where winds have reached upward of 50 MPH.
Drew Schwartz
2.14.19
worms

Poop From Invasive 'Crazy Worms' Is Altering Midwest Soil

Scientists found that the poop-balls produced by invasive Asian jumping worms are packed with nutrients that can’t be easily accessed by plants native to the Midwest US.
Becky Ferreira
11.7.18
the internet

A Lot of People Are Creeped Out by Walmart's Ad for 'Funeral Potatoes'

If you're not from Utah or the Midwest, you might not be familiar with the cheesy potato dish you eat when someone dies.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.2.18
wisconsin

I Started Milwaukee's Epic Bloody Mary Garnish Wars

It all started with a few pickles, and the next thing I knew, I was putting entire fried chickens in my Bloody Marys. A full-out garnish war in Milwaukee has ensued.
Dave Sobelman
3.2.18
we saw this

Akron's Booming DIY Scene Is Best Heard from Its Porches

The city's PorchRokr 2017 festival saw 135 acts play to 12,000 people. For free. We caught it all and spoke to local band Time Cat about the city's scene.
Alex Dorman
10.22.17
astral planes

Cloakroom, Earth's Most Futuristic Band, Explains How ‘Technology Is Chill’ Until It Isn’t

I talked to guitarist/vocalist Doyle Martin about tech anxiety, “Tetris,” and the esoteric themes behind the band’s new record, “Time Well.”
Brian Anderson
8.18.17
Premieres

Cloakroom Find Beauty in Midwestern Desolation on 'Time Well'

We announce the Northwest Indiana trio's sophomore album and premiere their moody video for new song "Seedless Star."
Josh Terry
6.20.17
crime

The Female Genital Mutilation Scandal Tearing a Community Apart

A high-stakes criminal case is forcing a tight-knit Midwestern Muslim sect to reckon with its most dangerous practice.
Beenish Ahmed
5.16.17
Recipe

Fried Cheese Curds

They're like little mini mozzarella sticks.
Alex Burris
5.12.17
chili

Cincinnati Chili Is a Glorious Mess of Meat, Spaghetti, and Cheese

Critics have called it the worst regional dish in America, but for those who grew up with it, nothing tastes quite as good.
Tom Perkins
5.2.17
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