Volume 22 Issue 12

News

How the War in Ukraine Is Causing a Rise in HIV Infections

Ukraine's drug addicts have always been at risk for deadly diseases, but the precarious economic situation and the war has only increased the danger of contagion.
Tomaso Clavarino
1.25.16
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Photographing the Search for Belarus's National Identity

Belarus's scars and, more importantly, the heroics of war have become the central focus of a government in search of a unifying national identity.
Andrew Miksys
12.22.15
The Up in Flames Issue

Porn Star Summer Brielle Shares Your Pervy Instagram DMs with the World

When one fan messaged her saying he'd like her to suck him like a popsicle, Brielle replied, "I bite popsicles in half and deposit them into food processors before force feeding the resulting slushy to other popsicles."
Chris Nieratko
12.21.15
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Your Sunscreen Is Destroying the Great Barrier Reef

And so the chain of environmental devastation continues.
Wendy Syfret
12.18.15
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Why Companies Aren't Required to Label Their Products 'Conflict-Free'

This August, a court ruled that labeling goods made using minerals from warlord-controlled mines is a matter of opinion on moral responsibility, not a factual statement relevant to investors.
Mark Hay
12.18.15
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Meet VICE Magazine December Issue's Employees of the Month

Say hello and thank you to Stacy Kranitz, Juan Camilo Maldonado Tovar, Astra Taylor, and more.
VICE Staff
12.18.15
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How Strippers Are Fighting Exploitative Workplace Environments

Strippers in Las Vegas and elsewhere are pushing back against rules that make it harder for them to earn a living or file claims for sexual harassment.
Madison Mainwaring
12.17.15
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The Earth Has Less Nutrients Due to a Shortage of Animal Poop

We now know that shit's worth more than jack shit.
Mark Hay
12.17.15
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Sarcasm Is Good For The Soul (Or At Least Your Mind)

Recent studies have found that "all forms of sarcastic exchanges" exercise your brain. Nice.
Emerson Rosenthal
12.17.15
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A Russian Gang Sent Its Flag into Outer Space

The gang's leader has garnered media attention before with statements like, "We have to burn out all the feminism and homosexuality from our Orthodox Christian country with hot steel."
Cecilia D’Anastasio
12.16.15
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Some Swedish Doctors Are Performing Virginity Tests, Against Their Patients' Will

The tests have little scientific basis, but could save a life.
Hugo Anderholm
12.16.15
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This Guy Wants to Grant Asylum to All the Stray Cats in Israel

Uri Ariel of Israel's far-right Jewish Home party has suggested that Israel should "transfer stray dogs and cats...to a foreign nation that will agree to accept them."
Glenn Cloarec
12.16.15
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