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Vintage Photos Capture the Beautiful Seediness of Miami Beach

Jill Freedman's decade-long residency in South Florida captures the soul of Miami Beach after she had a falling out with the Big Apple.<p>In 1992, photographer Jill Freedman felt something uncivil in the New York air. The city she loved was becoming mean, its offbeat characters fading away to sleeker …

Miami Beach

The 'Fake Melania' Conspiracy Theory Is Toxic, Cynical Spam

Even when fake news looks like a joke, it can spin out of control.<p><i>Welcome back to Can't Handle the Truth, our Saturday column looking at the past seven days of fake news and hoaxes that have spread thanks to the internet.</i><p>One notion about The Fake News Problem that you'll hear occasionally if you …

Sonoma County

Joel Kim Booster's Tough Journey from Closeted Gay Kid to 'Model Minority'

The writer and comedian's quick rise to success only came when he learned to parse the thorniest questions—like what it means to be gay, Asian and raised by Evangelicals.<p>"Today I accidentally pulled my dick out a couple steps too soon before I made it to the urinal, and this other guy who works in …

LGBTQ

Trans Soul Legend Jackie Shane’s Songs Are More Powerful Than Ever

For the trans community, recent reminders that we must hold our history close—lest it be twisted in the mouths of others—makes the first authorized release of Jackie Shane's work that much more meaningful.<p>Music history is, in large part, the study of deeply influential people that few have ever …

LGBTQ

Seriously Metal Photos of Canada's Tree Planters

Rita Leistner’s latest exhibition captures the intensity of tree planting.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Canada.</i><p>Rita Leistner has been to devastating places. The Toronto-based photojournalist has been documenting conflict for decades now, embedding herself everywhere from Pol Pot's …

University of Toronto

Another Trump Masterpiece Just Sold for Thousands of Dollars

Ah, yes, the famous Empire State Building.<p>After his masterful depiction of the New York City skyline sold for $29,000 back in July, yet another piece from Donald Trump's oeuvre just raked in the big bucks, the Associated Press reports. His printer paper-sized sketch of the Empire State Building, …

Empire State Building

Inside a Terrifying Stop for Migrants Heading to the US

We traveled to a nearly inaccessible spot in the Sonora desert where organized crime groups detain people on their way to North America.<p><b>This article originally appeared on VICE Mexico. Leer en Español.</b><p>Deep in the Sonora Desert, between the Mexican municipalities of Altar and Sásabe along the US …

Mexico

A Compromise on Obamacare Is Still Practically Impossible

A bipartisan bill that would stabilize the Affordable Care Act's markets is trapped by the broken politics of healthcare.<p>Last week, President Donald Trump lobbed yet another grenade at the Affordable Care Act (ACA), cutting off cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments, the reimbursements the federal …

Health Care

'I'm a Girl, It's Fantastic,' Today's Comic by Ida Neverdahl

In this massive comic, Puma explores the complexity and beauty of being a woman.<p><i>Check out more of Ida Neverdahl's art on her Tumblr, blog, and Instagram.</i>

Comics

Behold, Timothée Chalamet's Illustrious Rap Career Before 'Call Me By Your Name'

Lil Timmy Tim had a stellar two-song streak, dropping bars about statistics and getting his "school going hammer."<p>Before Timothée Chalamet was getting jiggy with Armie Hammer in <i>Call Me By Your Name</i> or chain-smoking cigs in <i>Lady Bird</i>, he was Lil Timmy Tim: a high school teen just trying to make a …

Call Me by Your Name

'The Death of Stalin' Might Be the Only Time You Laugh About Russia This Year

Ahead of the release of his latest directorial feature, we talked to Armando Iannucci about Harvey Weinstein, Brexit, and Stalin.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>"Look, without wanting to be an ass-kissing jerk, he's the maestro, isn't he? He's a stone-cold fucking genius," Ian Martin …

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'We Bring It on Ourselves': The Myths Silencing LGBTQ Sexual Assault Victims

If you're trans or queer, you're more likely to experience sexual assault or rape than cisgender or straight people. Experts say discussion of the problem is lacking—and certain myths about LGBTQ assault are to blame.<p>For years, gay bars made me nauseous. I'd waltz in the door totally sober, then …

Feminism

How Do You Build a Subway Tunnel Under Water?

Skill and determination.<p><i>In early 2019, the L train in New York City will shut down for 15 months to repair damage caused during Hurricane Sandy. Leading up to the closure, VICE will be providing relevant updates and policy proposals, as well as profiles of community members and businesses along the</i> …

New Jersey Transit

The Other Richard Spencer Would Like You to Please Stop Yelling at Him

This is what it's like to share a name with a notorious asshole.<p>Richard Spencer used to have the market cornered on Richard Spencers. It's a common enough name, but his job as the Middle East correspondent for the <i>Times of London</i> made it unlikely anyone could challenge his algorhythmic superiority. …

Richard Spencer

A Vietnam 'Hero' Featured on FOX News Admits He's a Fraud

The network retracted the story ten days after being notified.<p>Earlier this month, FOX News ran a glowing profile of John Garofalo, a 72-year-old veteran who claimed to have served as a decorated Navy SEAL in Vietnam and wanted to gift a giant glass presidential seal he made to President Trump. But …

Crime

You Need to Check Out 'Killing Gunther' and More This Weekend

Get blown up with Schwarzenegger, dive back into the Civil War with 'Uncivil,' and revisit 60 years of Carolyn Schneemann.<p><i>Looking for some stuff to catch up on this weekend? Whether it's TV, movies, books, or anything in between—VICE has you covered. Read on for our staff recommendations on what to</i> …

Long Island

'Better Things' Made Me Realize How Thankless It Is to Be a Mom

Co-creators Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. nail the role of parenting with the right balance of insight and humor.<p>Last year, I became a mother. As rewarding as my new life as a parent has been, it's also been savagely draining. Despite a strong support system and an endless rabbit hole of parenting …

Louis C.K.

A Messy FEMA Event in Puerto Rico Sparked Confusion and Rage

"They treat us like we're animals or something."<p>On Wednesday morning, a line of about 1,000 people snaked down Highway 901 in the southeastern municipality of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Legions of survivors of Hurricane Maria were waiting for FEMA officials to arrive so they could apply for disaster …

Puerto Rico

People Tell Us Secrets They’ve Kept from a Significant Other

Some of these are just petty.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Canada.</i><p>Sometimes keeping a secret is the easiest way to safeguard from shattering someone's heart. It might sound good in theory to be open and honest about how you're feeling, but that can come with repercussions. Take, for …

Relationships

Harvey Weinstein Is Reportedly Treating Rehab Like a Joke

The disgraced mogul is allegedly dozing off and taking calls during group therapy sessions, and insisting "all the encounters were consensual."<p>After reportedly checking into a rehab facility in Arizona last week, Harvey Weinstein has allegedly fallen asleep during group sessions, ditched meetings …

Harvey Weinstein

The VICE Morning Bulletin

CIA says North Korea nearly capable of nuclear attack, protesters shut down Richard Spencer at his own rally, Senate passes Republican budget plan, and more.<p><i>Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.</i><p>US News<p><b>North Korea Almost Capable of Nuclear Attack, CIA Director</b> …

It's Not Crazy to Dream of a World Without Fossil Fuels

Experts are already considering how an end to the oil, coal, and gas industries would transform society.<p>Several dozen academics, diplomats, and energy researchers gathered earlier this year in Berlin to embark on a fascinating thought experiment. They began with the assumption that a worldwide …

Climate

Charlamagne Tha God Makes His Grand 'Desus & Mero' Return

Returning guest Charlamagne checks back in with the hosts exactly one year after first gracing the show.<p>Let's take a trip down memory lane, all the way back to October of 2016. Obama was still president, Daenerys Targaryen had three dragons, Ted Cruz only watched porn in secret, and the "number one …

Rap & Hip-Hop

I Served 26 Years for Murder Even Though the Killer Confessed

His lawyers wouldn't tell anyone because of attorney-client privilege. Meanwhile, I kept a homemade metal shank with me at all times.<p><i>This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project.</i><p><i>In 1983, Alton Logan was convicted of killing off-duty Cook County corrections officer Lloyd</i> …

Crime

Inside the Culture of Sexual Abuse at Colleges Across Colombia

A three-month investigation by VICE Colombia revealed glaring patterns in how sexual harassment and assault are addressed at colleges in the country.<p>The lie that female students have an inside track to getting good grades. The false notion that they "have it easier" because they can pass a test …

Gender

'Professor Marston' Is a Trailblazer for Polyamory in Film

The film might be the first to put polyamory center stage without vilifying it.<p>"I don't experience sexual jealousy," Elizabeth Marston jeers, moments after accusing her husband of eyeballing one of his students. "I'm your wife, not your jailer."<p><i>Professor Marston and the Wonder Women</i> follows the …

Relationships

'BONG APPÉTIT' Makes a Cannabis-Infused Coconut Stew

Tune into VICELAND Thursday for the show's latest episode, featuring renowned Brazilian chef Natalia Pereira.<p>On an all-new episode of VICELAND's <i>BONG APPÉTIT</i>, host Abdullah Saeed invites Brazilian chef Natalia Pereira into the kitchen to cook up a South American feast packed with THC. Natalia's …

Cannabis

George W. Bush Bashing Trump's 'Cruelty' Is Hypocritical Bullshit

The former president denounced the current commander in chief, but we shouldn't ignore his own bloodstained record.<p>George W. Bush doesn't often go out onto the public stage, preferring mostly to paint portraits of Iraq War veterans and pretending he wasn't an awful president. But on Thursday in New …

George W. Bush

This Game Explores What Happens to Your Corpse When You Die

Unlike most video games, where dead bodies are swept away, 'A Mortician's Tale' forces you to deal with what comes next.<p><i>Welcome back to Post Mortem, our column that explores death and dying but without the euphemisms and other bullshit.</i><p>There's a lot of killing in video games. It's perfectly within …

Game Development

VICE and 'Vogue' Are Creating a New Platform Together

Project Vs is bringing together photos, videos, and long-form storytelling from the two publications' best and brightest.<p>On the surface, VICE and <i>Vogue</i> might seem like opposites. Where one is focused on the grittier side of things, the other documents the glitz and glamor of the high life. But like …

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