Jonathan Leiter

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Italian Grows Forgotten Fruit. What She Preserves Is a Culture.

SAN LORENZO DI LERCHI, Italy — There are probably few places as tranquil as the languorous hills that surround Umbria’s Città di Castello. But on her farm, Isabella Dalla Ragione pursues a personal mission — saving ancient fruit trees from extinction — with a strong sense of urgency.<p>Rescuing …

The Met to open exhibit on medieval Jerusalem

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is launching an exhibition on Jerusalem in the Middle Ages starting later this month.<p>The exhibit, …

A photographer got an exclusive look at Elizabeth Taylor's home, clothing, and jewelry collection just before she died — here are her stunning photos

Midway through the project, Taylor died after a long struggle with congestive heart failure. Her passing brought a heavier weight to Opie's work, and it became a race against the clock to finish up before Taylor's possessions were sold.<p>Opie's goal was to create a portrait of Taylor through her …

The 10 Most Vegetarian Cities In The U.S.

The United States of Arugula.<p>These days, you can find a meat-free dish on almost any restaurant menu. Sometimes that means sticking with fries at Burger King or ordering a chicken and goat cheese salad without chicken, but for most vegetarians, where there's a will, there's a way.<p>And when you're …

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Five held in Paris over 'devils breath' zombie drug in second sting in weeks

Police arrest five Chinese nationals in Paris on suspicion of blowing scopolamine, a powerful "hypnotic" drug, into strangers' faces" that deprives them of free will<p>Five Chinese nationals have been arrested on suspicion of using a powerful Colombian drug dubbed "the devil’s breath" that turns …

Photos that Challenge Conventions of Beauty, Race, and Gender

Photographer Joseph Maida's new book examines the way global society interprets gender, fantasy, and the ways identity is performed.<p>Photo by Joseph Maida: Ka'ainanui (Hawaiian, Chinese, French, German) 2013<p>Last year, VICE launched our column "Being Gay is Beautiful In..." with a photograph from New …

Barack Obama

Edward Snowden Says He'd Go to Prison to Come Home

Speaking to the BBC, the NSA whistleblower said his lawyers were still awaiting a plea deal from the U.S. government.<p>Edward Snowden isn’t the spy who came in from the cold, but he might be edging slowly toward the warmth.<p>In an interview with the BBC, the beloved and reviled whistleblower said he’d …

Surveillance

Pope Francis' Visit With a Transgender Man Deserves the Same Media Coverage Given Kim Davis

Since the American press largely ignored or downplayed the Pope's January 2015 Vatican visit with a transgender man from Spain, many Americans have nothing to counterbalance off the Pope's Kim Davis visit to understand that the pontiff's visit is not meant to signal he has taken Davis' side, or …

A Blood Supermoon Rises Around the World: Pictures

United Kingdom

Transgender children: ‘This is who he is – I have to respect that’

Tom, five, likes Batman and football. Julia, eight, likes pink and princesses. Neither identifies with their birth gender – but, as UK referrals for transgender children rise, should doctors intervene?<p>Cassie Wilson can pinpoint the moment her daughter Melanie became her son, Tom. They were in the …

Feeling the Burn at Burning Man: Pictures

The Arts

Kim Davis, Kentucky Clerk Blocking Gay Marriages, Has Had Her Own Marital Strife

The Kentucky clerk who says she's following "God's word" in her refusal to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples is a longtime civil servant with her own history of marital struggles.<p>Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was divorced three times and had children out of wedlock before experiencing a …

Two Gay Men Who Fled ISIS Just Made U.N. History

"ISIS are also professional when it comes to tracking gay people," one gay Iraqi man told a historic session of the U.N. Security Council. "They hunt them down one by one. ... And it's like dominoes. If one goes, the others will be taken down too."<p>UNITED NATIONS — Three months after arriving in the …

Panda Cubs Make Debut Appearance in Ya’an China

Asia

A Summer Rite, The Iowa State Fair

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Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Staten Island Life Today

Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2015 – in pictures

Tom Jenkins selects his best photos from this year’s championship

Ewan Phelan, Photographer, Shares Intimate Queer Boudoir Photos (NSFW)

<b>Note</b>: <i>The images below may not be appropriate for viewing in work or other sensitive environments.</i><p>For years, photographer Ewan Phelan and his wife Brianna have documented some of the most striking and intimate moments between couples in their bedrooms.<p>The pair are traveling educators and …

Never stop dancing - in pictures

Two of the greatest dancers of their generation, Wendy Whelan and Edward Watson have between them 80 years of ballet experience. Nadav Kander photographs them in action.<p>Whelan/Watson: Other Stories <i>is at the Royal Opera House, London, from 9-12 July (roh.org.uk)</i>

The plastic pink flamingo – in pictures

The pink plastic flamingo has been equally reviled and venerated as an icon of American kitsch. It was invented in 1957 by Don Featherstone, who died this week

Lady Gaga Meets Prince Harry

Lady Gaga

On the Red Carpet at The Tonys

Photographer Carolyn L. Sherer Documents 'Living in Limbo: Lesbian Families in the Deep South'

Carolyn L. Sherer began photographing lesbians and their families in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2011.<p>Still one year before President Barack Obama even announced his support for same-sex marriage, the risks for these queers in the south — which could (and still can) range from intimidation to physical …

Behold: A Fuji Instax Camera with a Vintage 4×5 Lens

How’s this for an unlikely couple: what you see here is a heavily modified Fuji Instax Mini 10 instant camera that has a vintage 4×5 lens mounted to …

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Watch This Super Fast Robo-Roach Launch A Robot Bird

If it runs any faster it will fall apart<p>Ever turned on a light at night in summer and watched roaches scatter, and then subsequently thought, “You know, what I’d really like is if these roaches were both faster and robots”? Well, weird-thought-haver, you are in luck. Made by researchers at UC …

The New Rules of Grilling

Seven ways to improve your barbecue game, from one of America's best young butchers.<p>After a successful career as a bass guitarist in various indie rock bands, Bryan Mayer, age 41, decided to switch disciplines and eventually settled on butchering. He read a few books, hacked apart some animals and …

Why did men stop wearing high heels, anyway?

You have probably heard by now that a woman wearing flat shoes—albeit, flats with rhinestones—was turned away from the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival this week, due to inappropriate footwear. It seems this happened to a handful of women above the age of 50 (who knew they were even <i>allowed</i> at …

High Heels