Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Unravels the Whitewashing of American History

If America was a person, it’d be a narcissist. Psychology Today characterizes narcissistic personality disorder as “…a grandiose sense of self-importance, a lack of empathy for others, a need for excessive admiration, and the belief that one is unique and deserving of special treatment.” That diagnosis would explain why despite the many public displays of […]

How to Find an Incarcerated LGBTQ Pen Pal—and Why You Should

Queers Built This is a project about queer inventiveness and DIY culture then, now, and tomorrow. David Booth knows a letter can change a life. As someone who spent six months in prison at the age of 19, it would have changed Booth’s. The 34-year-old, who uses xe/xem pronouns, was incarcerated in Virginia just three […]

After 20 Years of Begging, Nintendo Finally Announced ‘New Pokémon Snap’

After 20 years of begging from fans, a sequel to 1999’s Pokémon Snap is coming to the Switch. Nintendo announced during a 10 minute “Pokémon Direct” alongside the toothbrushing app Pokémon Smile and puzzle game Pokémon Café Mix. As soon as the Switch came out, I knew that I wanted to play Pokémon Snap on […]

Inside the Underground Trade of Pirated OnlyFans Porn

In late February, rumors of a massive database of adult content stolen from OnlyFans subscription-only accounts spread through social media. At the time, both the people spreading it and the many models fearing the hundreds of gigabytes of material called it the “OnlyFans leak.” It wasn’t a security breach of the OnlyFans platform, which hosts […]

The 75-Year-Old Protester Assaulted by Buffalo Cops on Video Still Can’t Walk

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old Buffalo activist whose assault by Buffalo cops caused an uproar over police brutality against protesters, suffered a skull fracture and currently can’t walk, according to his attorney. “I am not at liberty to elaborate at this time other […]

The Scientist Who Predicted 2020’s Political Unrest On What Comes Next

In 2012, VICE published an article titled, “2012 Is Bullshit; 2020 Is When We’ll Really Be in Trouble”. That headline was fairly prophetic: while 2012 saw the embers of the Arab Spring uprisings and quaint fears of a foretold apocalypse, it had nothing on what we’re experiencing now. In 2020, the climate is on its […]

The Philippine Gov’t Wants Distance Learning for Public School Students. It’s Far From Ready.

For weeks, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made one thing clear: there will be no “face-to-face” classes in schools until a COVID-19 vaccine is available. Now, with the pandemic far from contained, and a vaccine likely months away at the earliest, the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) has just two months to figure out how […]

A German Neo-Nazi Plotted the Assassination of Pro-Refugee Mayor for Years, Prosecutors Say

A German neo-Nazi spent years plotting the murder of a local mayor after attending a speech where he defended refugees, prosecutors have claimed. Stephan Ernst, a 46-year-old with previous convictions for violence towards immigrants, went on trial Tuesday for the murder of Walter Luebcke, a regional council chief in the city of Kassel, who was […]

Indian Employers Push Surveillance on Their Workers Even More

Earlier this year, in the north Indian city of Chandigarh, sanitation workers of the Panchkula Municipal Corporation went on strike against a wristwatch. They said the device — supplied by their employers — tracked their movements, filmed them with a camera and had a microphone to record conversations. The watch, the low-wage workers said, fined […]