history

crime

Why Kids Need to Learn About Lynching

The new documentary 'An Outrage' visits lynching sites in six Southern states to explore one of the most brutal chapters in America's dirty past – and its connections to modern racism and police brutality.
Seth Ferranti
3.10.17
Culture

The Long, Strange History of Women Wearing Deadly Clothing

In myths and fairytales, women poisoned their rivals with gaudy accessories; in the 19th century, they unknowingly wore dresses dyed with arsenic.
Rosalind Jana
3.8.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Read the Letter Trump's Immigrant Grandpa Wrote Begging Not to Be Deported

"Why should we be deported? This is very, very hard for a family."
River Donaghey
3.4.17
ALCOHOLISM

How a Gin Craze Nearly Destroyed 18th-Century London

By 1730, an estimated 7,000 gin shops were turning Londoners into degenerate alcoholics, leading to violence, widespread addiction, and social devastation.
Harry Sword
2.27.17
Money

One Recipe for a More Equal World: Mass Death

A new book argues that revolution, war, plague and total state collapse are the only ways inequality has ever been majorly reduced.
Matt Taylor
2.22.17
Indigenous issues

Meet the Indigenous Writer Tweeting Photos to Share His People's History

Paul Seesequasis says the series is based on resilience, resistance, and endurance.
Tari Ngangura
1.11.17
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of 2017

Was 2016 the climax of this horror story, or just the prologue?
Mike Pearl
1.2.17
Stuff

Krampus Is the Fucked-Up Santa we all Deserve This Year

We talked to Al Ridenour, the author of 'The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil,' about the goat-hoofed punisher of misbehaving children.
Seth Ferranti
12.16.16
Stuff

How Sites Like Newgrounds Raised a Generation of Skeptics

Newgrounds.com taught me to think critically about the world around me.
Lisa Power
11.2.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

When Hillary Clinton Was America's Hostess

Before Hillary Clinton became a presidential candidate, secretary of state, or New York senator, she was one of the most controversial first ladies of the 20th century.
Lauren Oyler
10.13.16
tech

Remember That Time the US Thought About Nuking the Moon?

In 1958, at the height of the Cold War, the Air Force thought that exploding a nuclear device on the moon would inspire America and show the Russians who was boss.
Harry Cheadle
9.14.16
Stuff

How the Most Bizarre and Offensive Reality TV Show of All Time Got Made

FOX's 'The Swan' chronicled 16 women as they underwent extensive plastic surgery and weeks of intensive therapy. Over a decade later, the key players involved with the reality TV show look back at what made the show so particularly surreal.
Rod Bastanmehr
9.7.16
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