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This UK Passport Proposal Sums Up Brexit Perfectly

Scottish designer Ian Macfarlane's clever design won £1,000 in an unofficial competition to rethink the nation's documentation.
Beckett Mufson
4.11.17
Photo

A Look Inside the Purses of Women in the UK

Some sweeping generalizations about the UK based on the contents of its women's handbags—in the form of a photo series.
Chloe Orefice
8.11.16
News

How It Feels to Be a Dissident in Turkey After the Failed Military Coup

Government critics are terrified that they'll be removed from their jobs, imprisoned, or worse.
Louise Callaghan
8.1.16
Photo

Photos of the Fascinating Things Women Keep in Their Bags

As a kid, I was convinced that my mom and her friends had to carry around all sorts of magical items, plus a couple of bricks. I thought that was the law—in case they needed to save the world or something.
Sergey Stroitelev
7.15.16
Facebook

Facebook Hack Shows It’s Time to Upgrade Our Method of Verifying Identity

All you need to get around two-factor authentication is Photoshop.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.28.16
News

Scapegoating Refugees for the Paris Attacks Is for Idiots

The knee-jerk assumption that refugees are responsible for the terror in France is moronic and disturbing.
Sam Kriss
11.23.15
Stuff

All the Very British Things That Should Have Actually Been Included in the New UK Passport Design

What's more British than a turd in a plastic bag floating in the ocean?
Joel Golby
11.5.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Chinese Government Finally Gave Ai Weiwei His Passport Back

The artist had been banned from traveling internationally since 2011.
River Donaghey
7.22.15
Stuff

We Asked Some Foreign Students What They Think of the UK's New Anti-Foreign Student Law

The government doesn't want foreign students to stay in the UK once they've completed their studies.
Ben Jackson
7.15.15
News

Canada’s New Anti-Terror Bill Gives the Government Sweeping New Powers

Documents called "disruption warrants" will let Canada's spies do just about anything in the name of stopping terrorist attacks.
Justin Ling
1.30.15
tech

A New Form of ID Allows You to Be a Citizen of the World

We spoke to Janina Lowisz, the first holder of a "blockchain" ID, about the prospect of a libertarian future with no governments.
Corin Faife
1.23.15