Joshua Arguelles

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Runner’s high: the athletes who use marijuana to improve their training

Stoned marathon runners may seem like walking contradictions, but there are hints the drug and long-distance running could go hand-in-hand<p>Avery Collins speaks with the snow-bro drawl typical of many young Coloradans.<p>With his bloodshot, blue eyes peeking out from under blond curls and a low-slung …

Cannabis

Sword-wielding woman uses medieval combat skills to stop intruder

INDIANAPOLIS — When a man broke into Karen Dolley’s home Thursday night, her training in medieval combat came in handy. So did her sword.<p>The 43-year-old woman said she awoke around midnight to the voice of a man in her house on Indianapolis' Eastside.<p>She leapt out of bed, turned on the lights and …

Self Defense

Saga: A Comic You Need To Read

A best seller and critical smash, Brian K. Vaughan’s and Fiona Staple’s <i>Saga</i> has been beloved since its release in 2012. Yet despite the accolades, I …

Graphic Novels

How hell shaped early American politics - Futurity

Early Americans weren't just concerned with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, says a new book. They were obsessed with hell and salvation, …

A Brief History of Crimes Committed in the White House

There's probably never been a president with a criminal appetite like Frank Underwood's, but that's not to say that criminal activity has somehow steered clear of The White House altogether.<p>No, there's probably never been a president with a criminal streak like Frank Underwood's, but that's not to …

Donald Trump

How Scared Should We Be of the Potentially Deadly Bacteria C. Diff?

A new study says the nasty little guy gives 500,000 people a year a horrible, possibly fatal form of diarrhea.<p>A nasty gut bacteria called <i>Clostridium Difficile</i> (or C. Diff) is reportedly attacking patients who've recently been to the doctor at a rate of nearly 500,000 infections per year according …

Microbiology

Germany Plans to Republish 'Mein Kampf'

The Free State of Bavaria has blocked publication of Hitler's infamous manifesto for the past 70 years, because they own the book's copyright. But that copyright is due to expire at the end of this year.<p>Earlier this week, Germany's Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) announced details of its …

Humanities

Jealousy, Greed, and Soccer Moms: Exploring the 'Great Beanie Baby Bubble' of the 90s

Zac Bissonnette talks to VICE about the story of Ty Warner's billion-dollar plush toy empire and the speculative bubble it created.<p>Somewhere in your parents' basement, there's a plastic Rubbermaid bin filled with worthless plush toys that once promised riches. The Beanie Baby frenzy of the 90s …

Kids

The Alien Race: 'All Eyes on Egipt' and the Cult of Nuwaubianism

The Nuwaubians' leader was sentenced to life in prison more than a decade ago, but the Brooklyn cult perseveres.<p>Photos courtesy of the author<p>There's a bookstore in Brooklyn called <i>All Eyes on Egipt</i>. From a distance, the place looks like a Fisher-Price version of Cleopatra's palace. Housed in a …

Southern Poverty Law Center

Drug Tunnel Connects Arizona to Mexico

A drug tunnel connects Arizona to Mexico, African elephants are being trained to detect bombs, avalanches pummel northern villages in Afghanistan, and more.<p>The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Avalanches pummel villages in northern Afghanistan, an Islamic …

Elephants

Take No Prisoners

I don't know what it's like in most prisons, but if it's anything like what I endured—scheduling times to go skate between getting one kid on the bus and dropping the other off—then I truly feel sorry for the masses of incarcerated people.<p><b>Dir:</b> Jules Jordan<p><b>Rating:</b> 10<p><i>Jules.Jordan.com</i><p>Back in September …

Morgan Freeman

Bleed the Pigs are Playing Brooklyn on Tuesday—Stream Their New Split EP and Prepare for Chaos

The Nashville grind/hardcore/noise crushers will be joined by NYC's finest—Anicon, Belus, and Skullshitter—at the Acheron, March 3rd.<p><i>Photo courtesy of Bleed the Pigs</i><p>Head's up, grind freaks: this Tuesday, Nashville feedback-drenched power-grinders Bleed the Pigs are playing the Acheron with some of …

Pigs

Islamic State 'destroys ancient Iraq statues in Mosul'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1148000/1148491_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524120923_205405af937019b8d39b73ae32c316e9<p><b>The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video appearing to show the destruction of statues in Iraq.</b><p>Statues are smashed using sledgehammers and …

Archaeology

Murdered ISIS Hostage's Daughter Says 'Jihadi John' Is Better Off Dead

The daughter of British aid worker David Haines, who was murdered by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) last September, has hit out …

Syria