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Wedding DIY: Oyster Shell Salt Cellars

This was one of my favorite projects from our wedding shoot. I’m of the mind that pretty much everything looks better with a little gold leaf, and …

10 Kitchen Details That Wow

Inspiration for your kitchen design.<p>From eye-catching wallpaper to stunning lighting fixtures, it's all in the details with these kitchen designs.

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An Open Letter to Banksy from an LA Native

After revisiting New York to much publicity, Banksy should really make a trip back to Los Angeles. There are so many places Banksy hasn't yet experienced, or left a mark on, and that situation really needs to be remedied.<p><i>A piece from Banksy's last trip to Los Angeles.</i><p>Dear Banksy,<p>Hey dude, I heard …

Why Are People Surprised by Racist Halloween Costumes?

It seems like there's a new story coming out about a white person wearing blackface for Halloween every day. Spoiler alert: this happened before.<p><i>Welcome to a special Halloween edition of This Week in Racism. I’ll be ranking Halloween costumes on a scale of 1 to RACIST, with “1” being the least</i> …

'The Visitor' Is All of 70s Horror Shoved into One Film

Last night I saw a ceramic hawk with a switchblade attached to its neck brutally attack a professional basketball team owner in Atlanta. I also saw a player on that team try to make a slam dunk, only to have the ball explode right in his face a few...<p>Last night I saw a ceramic hawk with a …

Cry-Baby of the Week

This week: A guy who shot a teenager over a Halloween prank versus a water company that's suing one of its customers for criticizing its services.<p><i>It's time, once again, to marvel at some idiots who don't know how to handle the world:</i><p><b>Cry-Baby #1: Dale Bryant Ferris</b><p><i>via Reddit. Image via</i><p><b>The incident:</b> …

The VICE Podcast - Mark Kleiman on Regulating Weed

Mark Kleiman is one of America's leading experts on the regulation of cannabis and other controlled substances, and an advocate of criminal-justice reforms aimed at reducing incarceration levels and violent crime.<p>Mark Kleiman is a professor of public policy at UCLA and the author of the book, <i>When</i> …

Why Are So Many Young People Leaving Ireland?

Ireland has long been a country of emigrants but, possibly due to the severe lack of jobs and very real prospect of the economy remaining in perpetual decline, a record high of 89,000 people left Ireland from April of 2012 to April this year.<p><i>A sculpture of Irish emigrants. (Photo via)</i><p>Ireland has …

I Almost Joined a Queer Sorority

UCLA's Gamma Rho Lambda is a sorority that welcomes women of all sexual orientations and gender identities. But in a lot of ways, it's just like any other sorority. It requires you to pay money to have friends.<p>There’s a long pathway leading up to the main buildings on UCLA’s campus where students …

The "Ultimate Women's Expo" Taught Me Why Men Still Rule the World

I am, in the interest of full disclosure, a woman. But I am no ordinary woman. I am a woman who was, mere days ago, #blessed enough to attend the Ultimate Women’s Expo. This is my story. (NOTE: Story edited by a man.)<p>A woman is a blank canvas; emphasis on blank. Her face, in its natural and …

Does a full moon make people mad?

Belief in the Moon’s power over us is widespread, and the basis of the word lunacy. Claudia Hammond examines whether science can shed any light on the ancient myth.<p>We all know a full moon is supposed to bring werewolves and vampires out into the open. Belief in its power to drive us mere mortals a …

Moocs data offers promise of perfect teaching

When students learn online, every mouse click is tracked. Harness this wealth of data and we can create the ultimate in personalised lessons.<p>One day, Sebastian Thrun ran a simple and surprising experiment on a class of students that changed his ideas about how they were learning.<p>The students were …

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

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