torture

Film

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.
Charles Graham-Dixon
9.19.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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.
Drew Schwartz
7.23.18
crime

Horror Writer Blake Leibel Sentenced to Life For Torturing and Killing His Girlfriend

The judge called the murder an act of “inconceivable cruelty."
Manisha Krishnan
6.26.18
crime

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.
Manisha Krishnan
6.20.18
crime

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.
Manisha Krishnan
6.12.18
Inside Outsider

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.
Mahmood Fazal
5.24.18
gina haspel

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.
Matthew Gault
3.13.18
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
1.22.18
Science

Why You Get Off on Torturing Yourself With Chilis

It turns out that we are physiologically and psychologically predisposed to sadomasochistic dining tendencies.
Jessica Thompson
1.6.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

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.
VICE Staff
11.22.17
Life Inside

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
10.20.17
Broadly

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.
Sirin Kale
8.30.17
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