Erik Egüez

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Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime. By Susana Ferreira<p>When the drugs came, they hit all at once. It was the 80s, and by the time one in 10 people had slipped into the depths of heroin use – bankers, …

Global Policy

Watch the Incredibly Trippy Video That Was Made Using 567 Printers (and Way More Paper)

LA-based rock band OK Go is no stranger to innovative music videos. Their single, “Here It Goes Again,” was accompanied by a treadmill-orientated …

Baywatch, Björk and mimicking Madonna: 30 years of French and Saunders

At the TV Baftas in 2009, French and Saunders were given a joint fellowship in celebration of their comedy career. They walked on stage to the sound of Here Come the Girls, as was the legal requirement for every woman achieving something from the period between 2008 and 2012. They got a standing …

Comedy

Peruvian Grilled Chicken: A Spicy, Succulent Delight

Spit-grilled chicken (pollo a la brasa) is popular all over Latin America. But it’s the Peruvian version that’s best known here in the United States, buoyed by the many restaurants that serve the bird in all its burnished, garlic-scented, drippings-slicked glory. Usually, they serve a spicy, creamy …

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Viking skeleton’s DNA test proves historians wrong

The remains of a powerful Viking — long thought to be a man — was in fact a real-life Xena Warrior Princess, a study released Friday reveals.<p>The lady …

Giant portrait of toddler peers over US-Mexico border wall

French artist JR erected the cut-out of the boy that stands nearly 20 metres tall and is meant to prompt discussion of immigration<p>A photo of a giant toddler stands in Mexico and peers over a steel wall dividing the country from the United States.<p>The boy appears to grip the barrier with his fingers, …

Immigration

Colour images taken 100 years ago show Russia like you wouldn’t imagine it

100 years ago, photographer and chemist, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) used a specialised camera to capture some truly remarkable …

10 Lunch Kebabs You Should Definitely Bring to Work

Presenting our new favorite way to eat lunch. Skewer all of the components of your regular old sandwich or salad and suddenly you have a portable …

Submit Photos to Our New Column 'Being Gay Is Beautiful in...'

To celebrate LGBT lives, we're creating a new photo column called "Being Gay Is Beautiful in..." about how great it is to be queer in cities around the globe.<p>Every week brings a new crop of stories about LGBT communities being under assault, or some brave homosexuals standing up for their rights in …

Homemade Marinara Sauce Is Easy to Make—If You Avoid These Common Mistakes

Jarred marinara sauce can't hold a candle to the homemade version. Avoid these common mistakes and whip up a batch tonight.<p>Is there any dinner that's easier to make and more satisfying than pasta and marinara sauce covered in a flurry of shredded Parmesan? We think not. But before you reach for a …

Cooking

What I've Learned from Working in a Gay Fetish Shop

Firstly, lesbians are the nicest customers. Secondly, the last people you'd imagine buying a particular item will, without question, always be the first ones to buy that item.<p><i>Photo via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>I've spent several years working in a sex shop, and have come to realize that there are a few …

Diapers

Your Comments About the West London 'Selfies' Drugs Gang Pissed Me Off

It touched a nerve because one of the guys going to prison is my cousin, and he doesn't deserve your mockery.<p><i>Sophian Chhayra (left and right) and Zakaria Chentouf (center) posing for photos that helped send them to prison</i><p>On Monday, VICE published an article about a West London drugs gang who were …

Look at these bizarre vintage Halloween cards - News - Alternative Press

Halloween is upon us yet again, and what better way to get the holiday spirit than by checking out these bizarre vintage Halloween cards? You'll find …

Stream New Releases From Dirty Beaches, Friends of Friends, Deptford Goth, and Livity Sound Via Advance

On November 4, Dirty Beaches (aka Alex Zhang Hungtai) will release his new instrumental album <i>Stateless</i> via Zoo Music. It's the follow-up to last year's <i>Drifters</i>/<i>Love Is the Devil</i>. On the album, Hungtai worked with Italian composer Vittorio Demarin, while David Lynch collaborator Dean Hurley manned …

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"Is your daughter mulatto?" - Velma Von Tussle<p>Divine and Ricki Lake (as Edna and Tracy Turnblad), and Debbie Harry (as Velma Von Tussle) from John …

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The Golden Shower Challenge Is the Ice Bucket Challenge of Pissing on People

It's almost exactly like the Ice Bucket Challenge except, instead of being doused in ice-cold water to promote awareness for ALS, participants are urinated on in the name of testicular cancer.<p>About a week ago, I stumbled upon a really weird video of a British woman getting peed on in the name of …

Atlanta’s Controversial Church-Themed Bar

<i>Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium</i> – otherwise known as ‘Church’ – is a controversial, one-of-a-kind bar in Atlanta. …

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The Pentagon Is Giving Grenade Launchers to Campus Police

With help from the Pentagon, colleges across the United States are buying military-grade weapons, and putting campuses into perpetual lockdown.<p><i>Campus police at Ohio University. Photo via Wikimedia</i><p>In 1968, students at Columbia University staged a mass uprising, joining other college campuses in …

Powerful Portraits Look Deep Into the Eyes of Homeless Men and Women

With his powerful series <i>Homeless</i>, Manchester-based photographer Lee Jeffries compels us to remember the faces of those we too often ignore. As a …