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Equality Is Changing Provincetown's LGBTQ Scene

What happened to LGBTQ havens?<p><b>This story appears in the June issue of VICE magazine. Click HERE to subscribe.</b><p>It was our special refuge, a private stretch of gorgeousness that straight people ignored: Provincetown's lesbian beach, and then another few hundred yards to the south, its gay men's beach. …

Anti-Trump Witches and 4Chan Magicians Are Battling Over the Future of America

While witches gather nationwide to cast a binding spell upon our new president, a mysterious 4chan cult claims to have gotten Trump elected through the power of Pepe the Frog and his connection to an ancient Egyptian god.<p>Shortly after midnight one night in late February, outside of the grimly …

N.A.A.C.P. President Has Candid Talk With Sessions About Civil Rights

On Jan. 3, Cornell William Brooks, the president of the N.A.A.C.P., was arrested after an hourslong sit-in at the Mobile, Ala., office of Senator Jeff Sessions, demanding that he withdraw his name from consideration to become attorney general in the Trump administration.<p>On Friday — exactly two …

A Zen Master's Advice On Coping With Trump

It involves a lot more than meditating.<p><i>For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What will you stand up for? Tell us with #LoveTakesAction.</i><p>What can Zen Buddhism teach us about the art of effective …

How liberals are preparing for next week's town halls

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Target your local lawmakers. Tell them personal stories about how the Affordable Care Act affects you and your family. Take videos. Be sure not to curse or become violent.<p>And mimic some of the tea party's tactics: Stay local and organize around the goal of thwarting President …

Planned Parenthood

A Day Without a Woman: Everything You Need To Know About the Strike

Hope you hung on to your homemade pink "pussy hats," ladies: There’s another woman's protest in the works, A Day Without A Woman, and this one is going to be huge.<p>Like the Woman’s March on Washington that took place on January 21, this protest—officially dubbed “A Day Without A Woman”—is set to …

Sexual Harassment

Trump is not mentally ill, says doctor who literally wrote the book on mental illness

While you were sidelined by fast-food deals and other romantic endeavors on Tuesday, the man who literally wrote the criteria for mental disorders …

Psychiatrist: Calling Donald Trump Mentally Ill Is An Insult To The Mentally Ill

"He may be a world-class narcissist, but this doesn’t make him mentally ill."<p>A leading psychiatrist is pushing back after a group of industry professionals wrote a letter to The New York Times saying Donald Trump suffers from “grave emotional instability” that “makes him incapable of serving safely …

Mental Disorders

Lawmakers want federal special education site restored

WASHINGTON — Two congressional lawmakers are asking the Trump administration to restore a missing U.S. government website that helps families navigate a complex federal law on students with disabilities. They also want U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ assurance that the site won’t be stripped …

Special Education

'24: Legacy' and the Complicated Issue of Minority Patriotism Under Trump

The fact that the show pits one maligned demographic against another is both provocative and grossly ill-timed.<p>The first time we see Sergeant Eric Carter, the hero of FOX's new action extravaganza <i>24: Legacy</i>, he's griping about his job "helping the One Percent sleep better at night" or some such …

Witchcraft Before Wicca: Three Important Magickal Books

There have been many influential books when it comes to magick and Witchcraft over the centuries. These are three of my favorites, and among the most …

In North Dakota, it could become legal to hit a protester with your car

For months, opponents of the proposed $3.8-billion Dakota Access pipeline waged protests. They established a prayer camp and strung banners between trees. At times, they blocked roads and construction sites. They facedattack dogs, pepper spray, tear gas, rubber bullets and water sprays that turned …

We Asked a Game Theorist How Democrats Should Fight Trump

It's time for some (actual) game theory.<p>A few weeks into the Trump era, liberals are in the "really fucking on edge" stage of the grieving process. They're spending their days overwhelmed by the news of the president's executive orders, sharing conspiracy-ridden Medium posts, debating whether it's …

The Battle Over Trump's Executive Orders Is Just Getting Started

Around the country, lawyers and state attorney generals are ready to challenge the president's entire agenda in court.<p>Like many new presidents, Donald Trump's first days in office were marked by a flurry of executive actions. Some of these restricted travel and immigration to the US in sweeping …

'I Am Not Your Negro' Is a Brilliant Documentary About James Baldwin's Never-Finished Book

We caught up with director Raoul Peck to talk about the author's legacy, politics, and the ever-presence of history.<p>At the tail end of the 1970s, the decade in which the dreams of revolution that sparked a generation went to die, James Baldwin wrote to his literary agent in order to put forth an …

6 Of Your Most Cringeworthy Questions, Answered By Science

Biology

"Vanishing Act": Can You Find the Animals Hidden in These Photos?

Science<p>"Vanishing Act": Can You Find the Animals Hidden in These Photos?<p>By Laura Dattaro and Edecio Martinez<p>June 26 2014 03:13 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>South …

Zen Foxes: Photographer Documents Wild Foxes Enjoying Themselves

These photos by Roeselien Raimond, a Dutch nature photographer who specializes in taking beautiful photos of wild foxes, show how foxes are experts …

Nature Photography

Red Wolf, Marvel's first Native American hero, is getting his own comic book

LOS ANGELES — When Marvel resets its entire publishing line later this year for its "All new, all different" initiative, the world of comic books …

Graphic Novels

Peru Announced Plans to Send an Envoy to an Uncontacted Tribe

Peru recently announced plans for its first official contact with the Mashco-Piro people. Local officials had long opposed interacting with the group, one of Peru's 15 uncontacted tribes, which know of the wider world but remain aloof from it.<p><i>This article appears in the September Issue of VICE</i><p>Peru …

Site in Athens revealed as an ancient temple of twin gods Apollo and Artemis

In 2015, an ancient well was uncovered in Kerameikos in central Athens, Greece, with inscriptions calling upon Apollo, the Greek god of prophecy. …

This Horrific-Looking Prehistoric Water Monster Has Returned to England’s Rivers

Yay?<p>This horrific-looking prehistoric water monster has returned to England's rivers. Yay?<p>The lamprey is an eel-like fish that dates back hundreds of millions of years, well before the dinosaurs; many call it a "living fossil." The largest British species, the sea lamprey, can grow up to a metre in …

The Only State Where Everyone Gets Free Money

This year, Alaska will give each of its residents over $2,000 in cash, no questions asked. Advocates of a basic income want to expand its model around the world.<p>Every year, the state of Alaska hands each of its citizens hundreds to thousands of dollars, no strings attached. The only requirement for …

Income Inequality

Earth - The bizarre beasts living in Romania's poison cave

In the south-east of Romania, in Constanța county close to the Black Sea and the Bulgarian border, there lies a barren featureless plain. The desolate field is completely unremarkable, except for one thing.<p>Below it lies a cave that has remained isolated for 5.5 million years. While our ape-like …

Carbon Dioxide

Up in Smoke: The Problems With That 'Vaping Is 95 Percent Safer Than Smoking' Study

The claim that e-cigarettes are 95 percent safer than cigarettes inspired plenty of headlines. It also has plenty of problems.<p>Ninety-five percent is a big damn number. That's why it seemed inherently suspicious when, about a week ago, Public Health England posted a new report comparing the risks of …

The New York Times —Still Denying Vaping’s Benefits?

Never comfortable when today’s neo-Puritan orthodoxies come under fire, the <i>New York Times</i> editorializes on an inconvenient report by Public Health …

Beware eLiquid Sharks: The Uncertainty of Vaping Is Real

I want to start by saying that I was guilty of falling into the vaping trap and there is no shame in acknowledging that I caught the vapors. Vaping has become big business, but not all business is good business. While some Vapor dealers are sharks and others are large companies, all have one thing …

Eddie Redmayne in first trailer for transgender biopic The Danish Girl

The Oscar-winning actor is aiming for awards glory again in the poignant story of one of the first recipients of sexual reassignment surgery<p>After winning the best actor Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne is hitting the awards circuit again for his …