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Rich Homie Quan Opens Up About Discovering He Had a Son in Jail

Tune into 'THE THERAPIST' to hear the rapper talk about getting locked up, and catch a new episode of 'LAST CHANCE HIGH' Tuesday on VICELAND.<p>On an all-new episode of VICELAND's <i>THE THERAPIST</i>, Rich Homie Quan sits down with Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh to talk through what it was like to find out he was a …

Prison

People Are Actually Confusing This Fake Movie Money for Real Cash

The police warned residents in Pennsylvania to keep an eye out for the prop bills, which clearly say "MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY."<p>Someone in a small Pennsylvania town has apparently been trying to spend prop movie money like it's the real thing, duping one local business and prompting police to issue …

Money

How Cosplay Can Help You Come Out

Cosplay is an important way that many grapple with their gender and sexual identity. At this weekend's Flame Con, the largest queer comic convention in the world, it was a major point of discussion.<p>Walking through the exhibit hall at Flame Con in New York City this past weekend, there was no …

Cosplay

Scenes of the Eclipse Across Two Cities

Photographers Jackson Krule and Alex Flynn captured the awe of onlookers both in and out of the path of totality.<p>Yesterday, people across America gathered to experience the wonder of nature's rarest of miracles: a total solar eclipse (and also the couple of hours they got off work to look at …

Prison

My Family Always ‘Passed’ as White, Until We Didn’t

Each of my siblings’ names, skin, hair, and religious observances earned us different levels of privilege.<p>My family immigrated from Lebanon to Canada before I was born in order to flee a nasty civil war. Since we're quite light-skinned, growing up people assumed we were some kind of white: Italian, …

Saddam Hussein

'Nihilist Yoga,' Today's Comic by Brian Blomerth

When Schmulie gets twisted up in yoga class, it is up to his classmates and teacher to help him find his zen.<p><i>For more of Brian Blomerth's work, visit his website, Twitter, and Tumblr.</i>

Yoga

Trump 'Officially' Declared an Opioid Emergency and Then Officially Did Nothing

A White House spokesman confirmed to VICE News that the paperwork needed to declare the opioid crisis a state of emergency still remains incomplete.​<p>Nearly two weeks ago, President Trump gathered reporters at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, to announce his response to the opioid …

Opioid Crisis

Jerry Seinfeld Revisits All His Old Jokes in a New Netflix Special

The streaming service just dropped a few teasers for 'Jerry Before Seinfeld' ahead of its September premiere.<p>Back in the 70s, Jerry Seinfeld was just a young, struggling comic scribbling jokes on legal pads and workshopping them on small stages across New York City, praying that his punchlines …

Comedy

Does 'Face/Off' Actually Suck?

We look back at 1997's most ridiculous action flick to see how if it holds up 20 years later.<p><i>Does It Suck? takes a deeper look at pop cultural artifacts previously adored, unjustly hated, or altogether forgotten, reopening the book on topics that time left behind.</i><p>The best bad movies share three key …

Movies

We Got to the Bottom of Indonesia's Mind-Control Robberies

Local newspapers are full of stories about people being hypnotized into emptying their life's savings by gangs of skilled thieves. Is any of it true?<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Indonesia.</i><br>Romy Rafael has the kind of eyes people get lost in. His long black hair was pulled back in a slick …

Mind

One of the Teens from the 'Slenderman' Stabbing Case Has Pleaded Guilty

"I believed that if I didn't go through with it, Slenderman would come and attack and kill myself, my friends, and my family," 15-year-old Anissa Weier said Monday.<p>Anissa Weier, one of the two teens charged in the 2014 Slenderman stabbing, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree intentional …

Crime

Corncob? Donut? Binch? A Guide to Weird Leftist Internet Slang

The explainer you've all been waiting for.<p>Twitter, the preferred social network of journalists, pundits, political junkies, and pretty much no one else, has become increasingly relevant in the Trump era. With the president himself using Twitter as a platform for his deranged rantings and …

Bernie Sanders

Yvonne Orji Just Wants You to Live Your Best Life

We talked to the 'Insecure' actor about her religious background and acting on a show while writing her own.<p>Whether it's rocky love lives or dealing with boys' club politics at the office, HBO's <i>Insecure</i> looks at the lives of black people through a different lens than what audiences have been used …

TV

When Will Trump Tell Us About All His Wonderful Plans?

The president is trying to run the country without explaining what he's doing—or trying to do.<p>On Monday night, Donald Trump commandeered a primetime TV slot to tell America what he planned to do about the long-running war in Afghanistan. Then he didn't tell us anything.<p>Trump is sending more troops, …

Donald Trump

Photos of War-Torn Life in Afghanistan

"The optimism of 2013 has gone."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><br>Just a few years ago, Andrew Quilty thought he'd landed his dream job. The photographer was working for a big Australian newspaper, shooting photos that would end up splashed across the front page every other day. …

Afghanistan

Thousands of Orange, Trump-Shaped Ecstasy Pills Seized in Germany

​It's not the first time the president's mug has popped up on a batch of illicit drugs.<p>Back in July, ecstasy etched into the shape of President Trump's face surfaced in the UK, where users had picked it up from dark-web dealers promising to "make partying great again." Now—just as Trump himself …

Ecstasy (Drug)

'Stranger Things' Will Be Back for a Third Season, Creators Confirm

<i>Stranger Things</i> creators and bearded twins Matt and Ross Duffer confirmed Monday that their hit Netflix show will be back for a third season, according to a new interview in Vulture. It also looks like the show may not last much longer than that. "We're thinking it will be a four-season thing and …

Netflix

The VICE Morning Bulletin

<i>Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.</i><p>US News<p><b>Trump to Deepen US Involvement in Afghan War</b><br>President Trump has set out his vision for a renewed US war effort in Afghanistan, explaining, "We are not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists." Trump, who had …

Trump’s Promise to Stay in Afghanistan Has Few Concrete Details

American troops will remain in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future, president Donald Trump announced Monday evening, though he declined to reveal just how many more troops or dollars he will devote to a conflict that he's repeatedly called a waste of the United States' resources.<p>"Our nation must …

Donald Trump

Desus and Mero Discuss an Activist's 'All White People Are Racist' Lecture

Desus and Mero aren't ones to shy away from talking about race—especially given the current political climate—but even they wouldn't think to point blank say "all white people are racist." However, that's exactly what activist Ashleigh Shackelford explicitly did during one of her seminars.<p>On …

Racism

Tender Photos of Black Men That Redefine Masculinity

For black and queer boys, the policing of masculinity is ever-present. It comes in short fits of outrage: <i>Take it like a man!</i> <i>Don't act like a faggot! Don't act like no punk ass bitch!</i> <i>Nigga, that's gay!</i> To protect your spirit, desire, and body, you feel you have to mimic the masculinity of black men …

Feminism

So, You Want to Remove Your Town's Confederate Monuments

At the risk of sounding pretentious: New Orleans began removing our Confederates monuments months before it became fashionable. Following South Carolina's lead after the 2015 Dylan Roof shootings, Mayor Mitch Landrieu—whose policies have otherwise done more to burden local African Americans than to …

Robert E. Lee

A New Yorker Is Facing Eviction for Hanging Confederate Flags in His Windows

A landlord is suing to evict a tenant from his Lower Manhattan apartment after the Confederate flags he hung up in his windows led one local to hurl rocks and another to punch through the glass, DNAInfo reports.<p>William Green has leased the fifth-floor apartment in New York City's East Village since …

Racism

How AIDS Changed Art Forever

After the first show to examine the artistic response to the HIV/AIDS crisis opened at a major, mainstream US institution, the <i>New York Times</i> art critic Holland Cotter let out a giant sigh of relief. "What took museums so long?" he wrote in his review of <i>Art AIDS America,</i> which debuted at …

New York Times

Fighting for $5,500 at a Mexican Basketball Tournament

On an all new episode of VICELAND's <i>THE LAST SHOT</i>, we drop by a 100,000-peso ($5,500) tournament in Mexico, where a host of American players have flocked after failing to make it in the NBA. It's a long, brutal day for each team duking it out, and after hours of waiting around to play for some …

Documentaries

We Asked an Expert Why America's Naval Vessels Keep Crashing

Early Monday morning, the <i>U.S.S. John Sidney McCain</i>, a guided-missile destroyer named after the Arizona senator's father and grandfather, collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore. At least five sailors were injured and ten more are missing, with the remainder of the crew making it …

North Korea

Trump Stares into the Sun as Aide Screams 'Don't Look!'

Today President Trump stepped out onto Truman balcony with his wife and youngest child and looked directly into the sun. He did this because there was a total eclipse from coast to coast across America today. You probably heard about it. What you also probably heard was that looking directly into …

Astronomy

The 'Free Speech' Rally Organizer Says He Was Unfairly Demonized

Garrett Kirkland, one of the organizers of Saturday's Boston "free speech" rally, a gathering of libertarian and right-wing demonstrators that was drowned out by tens of thousands of left-wing activists, was feeling a little grouchy in the aftermath.<p>Kirkland expected a strong engaged turnout due to …

Racism

'Peace Sign,' Today's Comic by Leslie Stein

<i>Follow Leslie Stein on Instagram, Tumblr, and buy her books from Fantagraphics.</i><p>The day after the last presidential election, Leslie receives some much-needed love from a group of kids admiring her art.<p>The definitive guide to enlightening information.

Elections

The Problems Facing Britain's Working-Class Muslim Men

<i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><br>In 2008 Mahtab Hussain was a Goldsmiths University graduate working at the National Portrait Gallery. Having become increasingly frustrated by the lack of representation of the British Muslim community in the arts, he decided to start traveling back to …

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