Palmyra

syrian war

Russia fires missiles at ISIS near ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

Alexa Liautaud
5.31.17
last week in art

China Canceled a Performance by a Tibetan Artist | Last Week in Art

Also in the news, an Iranian director smuggled his banned film out of the country and plans to show it for the first time in 26 years.
Nathaniel Ainley
3.6.17
Art

Museums Went on Strike for Inauguration Day | Last Week in Art

And the Eiffel Tower is Getting a $320 makeover.
Nathaniel Ainley
1.23.17
Syria

The recapture of Palmyra by Islamic State shows that the war in Syria won’t end with the battle for Aleppo

Tim Hume
12.14.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

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VICE Staff
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News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump angers China by questioning Taiwan policy, GOP senators want bipartisan probe into Russian election meddling, 'La La Land' wins big at the Critics' Choice Awards, and more.
VICE Staff
12.12.16
Art

When Artwork Survives Catastrophe

From 9/11 to Islamic State pillaging, historical events literally shaped these artworks.
Kara Weisenstein
9.11.16
ISIS

ISIS Has Been Running Over Syrian Mummies with Bulldozers

It’s the latest campaign to destroy historical artifacts from the terror group.
Sarah Emerson
7.7.16
Stuff

This Syrian Architect Stayed Behind to Rebuild Her War-Torn City

Over 60 percent of Homs has been destroyed, but architect Marwa al-Sabouni has stayed behind, "trying to rebuild the pieces around me."
Philip Kleinfeld
5.11.16
News

Why Recreating the Palmyra Arch Is Smug, Hypocritical, and Tacky

We should probably look at our own role in the destruction of ancient artifacts.
Sam Kriss
4.25.16
Art

Prince: Tears and Tributes | Last Week in Art

R.I.P. Prince. Also, da Vinci's living relatives found and a fully functional solid gold toilet is coming to a museum near you.
Sami Emory
4.25.16
war and conflict

Islamic State Just Kidnapped 300 Cement Factory Workers in Syria

During fierce fighting within 30 miles of the Syrian capital of Damascus, IS fighters managed to abduct hundreds of workers from a cement factory. Their fates are unknown.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
4.7.16
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