How 'Torture Porn' Captured the Violent Atmosphere of a Post-9/11 World
Films like 'Saw' and 'Hostel' may have felt like gratuitous gore, but they also reflected an era in which death and torture was entering everyday life.
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Dick Cheney's Autographed Waterboard Kit Was for Sale on eBay
Bids for the kit topped $3,000 before the page, ostensibly run by Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego, was taken down.
Horror Writer Blake Leibel Sentenced to Life For Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend
The judge called the murder an act of “inconceivable cruelty."
Horror Writer Found Guilty of Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend
The prosecution said Blake Leibel was jealous that his girlfriend was paying more attention to their baby than him.
Trial Begins for Horror Writer Accused of Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend in Hollywood
A prosecutor accused Blake Leibel of following the storyline of one of his graphic novels in carrying out the heinous crime.
I Was 21, Framed, and Tortured in a Lebanese Prison
When police found my friend's insulin and needles, they assumed we were junkies. Then the nightmare began.
New CIA Director Gina Haspel Oversaw Torture at a Black Site Then Lost Evidence of It
As "chief of base" of a CIA Black Site in Thailand, Haspel oversaw the torture and waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah, who still hasn't been charged with a crime.
How Do You Know if Your Neighbors Are Torturing Their Kids?
After 13 siblings were found badly malnourished and shackled to their beds in California, it's worth thinking about what to watch out for—and how to help.
Lauren Lee White
Why You Get Off on Torturing Yourself With Chilis
It turns out that we are physiologically and psychologically predisposed to sadomasochistic dining tendencies.
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Inside a Brutal, Violent Tattoo Collective
On today's episode of 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast,' we discuss a group of tattoo artists who care more about pain than a finished product.
I Served 26 Years for Murder Even Though the Killer Confessed
His lawyers wouldn't tell anyone because of attorney-client privilege. Meanwhile, I kept a homemade metal shank with me at all times.
Alton Logan with Berl Falbaum
Women Survivors of Syrian Jails Share Harrowing Stories of Rape and Torture
A new report from Lawyers and Doctors for Human Rights lays bare the scale of torture and sexual abuse endured by women in Syrian detention facilities.