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Sean Spicer Is Writing a Book About His 'Turbulent Tenure' with Trump

He said he wants to "set the record straight" about what went down during his six-month stint as the White House press secretary.<p>After leaving Trump's White House, Sean Spicer made a bizarre appearance at the Emmys, reportedly turned down an opportunity on <i>Dancing with the Stars</i>, and ultimately …

Donald Trump

How to Deal with Your Shitty Landlord

More people are renting now than ever. It's important to know your rights.<p>According to a Pew Research Center analysis of US Census data, more Americans are renting today than at any time in the past 50 years. This should come as no surprise: It is, after all, the Millennial Agenda™ to kill the …

Real Estate

The VICE Morning Bulletin

NYC bombing suspect said to be ISIS sympathizer, Roy Moore's wife Kayla cites Jewish lawyer to dismiss anti-Semitism charge, transgender recruits will get to enlist in military, and more.<p><i>Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.</i><p>US News<p><b>NYC Bombing Suspect Allegedly</b> …

Mario Batali

How La Virgen de Guadalupe Become an Icon

On the anniversary of her first appearance, we look at the evolution of the symbol that has special resonance for Mexican people.<p>I was 14 when my grandmother bought me a cheap white T-shirt with an iron-on decal of la Virgen de Guadalupe. We were at an open air market on the north end of Mexico …

Mexico

'The Invention of Perspective,' a Story by Paul Maliszewski

A man takes his son and an out-of-town guest to the museum, and his two selves—father and friend—clash.<p><b>This story appears in VICE magazine's 11th annual Fiction Issue.</b> <i>Click HERE to subscribe.</i><p>They looked at paintings, the man, his son, and the out-of-town friend. In one a figure sat up in bed while …

Westworld

A Pro Skater Has Written the First Good Skateboarding Book for Kids

Karl Watson's 'My First Skateboard' is the best way to introduce your whippersnapper to the magical world of shred sleds.<p>Children’s books and sports have a long history together. For decades, authors like Matt Christopher and Jake Maddox have written books about every sport imaginable, painting …

Skateboarding

It's Getting Harder for People of Color Like Me to Inhabit White Spaces

Given everything going on in the world today, the likelihood that a thoughtless remark uttered by a person of privilege will drive me up the wall is higher than ever. And I'm not alone.<p>I feel aggravated all the time. More annoyed than usual when people repeat my name back to me with a question …

Racism

Nick Gazin's Comic Book Love-In 121

VICE's art editor took a trip to the Comic Arts Brooklyn convention, which he said isn't as sad and embarrassing as other comic conventions.<p>Hello,<p>I’m Nicholas Gazin and this is my weekly column to review and discuss comics. This week I’d like to tell you about what I saw at Comic Arts Brooklyn.<p>But …

Comic Books

Everything at Stake in the Alabama Special Election

Here are the consequences of a Doug Jones victory or a Roy Moore triumph<p>On Tuesday, the people of Alabama will decide who will fill the Senate seat that was left empty when Jeff Sessions went off to be the Trump administration's attorney general. While Alabama is normally a Republican stronghold, …

Republican Party

Roy Moore Emerges from Self-Imposed Exile to Chat with 12-Year-Old Girl

The candidate for Alabama's Senate race—who's been accused of sexually pursuing teens in his 30s—sat down with Millie March to talk about border security.<p>Roy Moore has a tendency to say some pretty quizzical stuff. Back in 2011, the Republican said that he thought all amendments after the Tenth …

Barack Obama

'Schmulie's Ceramic Shoes,' Today's Comic by Brian Blomerth

What may be a genius creation to Schmulie is a pair of annoyingly loud shoes to others.<p><i>For more of Brian Blomerth's work, visit his website, Twitter, and Tumblr.</i>

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Four Women on Their Real-Life Relationships with a 'Cat Person'

A short story recently published in the 'New Yorker' got a lot of women talking about a relatable but rarely discussed issue.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>If you're a sexually active young woman, chances are you've had sex with someone for no other reason than just feeling like you …

Relationships

Some Masochist Watched 'Pirates of the Caribbean' on Netflix 365 Days Straight

Just one of several weird revelations buried in the streaming service's year-end report.<p>Netflix dropped a year-end report Monday on how millions of subscribers are using the platform, giving the world a glimpse at which of its shows are watched the most. But along with revealing just how many hours …

Netflix

Competing in One of the Most Dangerous Sports on Earth

A supportive family copes with their 16-year-old's dream of becoming a world champion bull rider on this episode of 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'<p>On <i>The VICE Guide to Right Now</i>, VICE's new daily podcast, we delve into the biggest news of the day and give you a rundown of the stories we're …

Podcasting

I Wish I Had a Weed Prom in High School

The Ganja Goddess Gala offered me the chance to relive my glory days—with a cannabis-infused chocolate fountain, for good measure.<p>I was a bad kid in high school—the kind that ended up in home school, then Christian school, plus lockdown for the next three years after I got caught doing hard drugs …

Cannabis

The New 'Ready Player One' Trailer Is a Pop-Culture Onslaught

The trailer has Battletoads, Gundams, Lara Croft, Chuckie dolls, and a plot in there, somewhere.<p>The new trailer for Steven Spielberg's upcoming <i>Ready Player One</i> is here—and the thing is so completely saturated with pop-culture references that you'll make your eyes bleed trying to spot them all.<p>The …

Ready Player One

The Eight Biggest Snubs from the 2018 Golden Globes Nominations

Sufjan, 'Twin Peaks,' Greta Gerwig, and the others unjustly left out this year.<p>They're <i>baaaaaaaack</i>: This morning, the most feverish stretch of awards season kicked off with the announcement of the nominations for the 75th Golden Globes Awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which chooses …

Greta Gerwig

Here Are the House Seats Where Democrats Could Score Upsets in 2018

Democrats will be targeting wins in some unlikely places.<p><i>Welcome back to House Party</i><i>, our column looking at the 2018 House of Representative races as midterms approach.</i><p>The week before the 2016 election, a contest that wound up turning on just tens of thousands of votes in a few Midwestern states, …

Elections

The Netherlands Just Had Its Annual Holiday Fight over Blackface

We went inside a protest against "Zwarte Piet," the Netherlands' most problematic Christmas character.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Netherlands.</i><p>It’s not really Christmas until people in the Netherlands start arguing about whether the racist Christmas character Zwarte Piet—or Black …

Racism

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump sexual misconduct accusers want congressional probe, US officials warn of North Korean bioweapons, VICE News report finds police shootings way more common than we thought, and more.<p><i>Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.</i><p>US News<p><b>Trump Accusers Call for</b> …

Crime

LIVE: Trump's Accusers Call on Congress to Investigate Their Claims

The women will speak out during a press conference on Monday at 10:30 AM EST.<p>A group of women who have accused Trump of sexual harassment and assault are coming together for the first time to call for a congressional investigation into their claims against the president.<p>The women will detail their …

Donald Trump

All The Shit You're Going to Have to Do This December

Brace yourself.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>It's December, honeys—'tis the season to be peer pressured into attending a load of social gatherings you don’t really want to go to.<p>Admit this: You’d much rather be watching Netflix in your pajamas with the heating on and a mini Baileys …

Alcohol

Here's the 2018 Golden Globes Nominations

What got nods this year? Find out here.<p>The nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning. Read through to see who and what got nods. The ceremony airs on January 7, 2018 at 8 PM EST, with Seth Meyers hosting.<p><b>Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion</b> …

Awards

On Top of Everything, the GOP Tax Bill Is a Giveaway to Lobbyists

The plan has a host of provisions that will give influence-peddlers plenty of opportunities to cash in.<p>In September 1986, Howard Gleckman was a <i>Businessweek</i> reporter covering the bipartisan tax package that would go on to be signed by Ronald Reagan the following month. After a late night of …

U.S. Congress

Hitting the A-Spot Feels so Good

They don't teach this in school. But they should.<p>When I was 19, I didn’t use my hands to masturbate. By then, I’d realized that what I needed was something longer and bigger. Something that would get at… whatever the heck was back there that I couldn’t reach. Instead, I went out and got myself a …

Love

How Special Forces Bury the True Cost of America's Wars

When specialized (and glorified) units do the dirty work—and sustain the casualties, the normal political constraints on military power are lost.<p>Over the past 16 years, a profound transformation has been underway in how America wages war. Starting under George W. Bush after 9/11, and accelerating …

War

Inside the Protests Against Trump's Civil Rights Museum Visit

The president's Saturday visit to a new museum in Mississippi sparked anger, protests, and memories of past struggles.<p>In 2011, when former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour announced his support for the first state-sponsored Civil Rights museum in the US, movement veterans worried that the truth …

Black History

Roy Moore's Senate Campaign Is Still Propped Up by Bullshit

Defenders of the Alabama Senate candidate latched onto a real statement from one of Moore's accusers and distorted it until it became fake news.<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 …

Palestinian Authority

This Woman Decided to Cover a Local Fire and Basically Solved an Arson

Desus and Mero unpack the expletive-packed footage from citizen reporter Rhoda Young.<p>Last week, a house in Norfolk, Virginia, erupted into flames. Before first responders or the local news crew showed up, Rhoda Young was on the scene—an aspirational reporter with a cell phone, an unquenchable …

Crime

Too Many Gay Men Still Hate Their Bodies

Why body dysmorphia and unhealthy body image issues continue to run rampant in the gay community.<p>Every morning, Jamal Jones rolls out of bed, shuffles over to his bathroom and flips on the light switch. The 29-year-old Washington DC resident is slim-framed, by all accounts handsome. On those …

LGBTQ