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We Fact-Checked 5 Horrifying Details in ‘The Report,’ the New Movie About Post-9/11 Torture

In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Central Intelligence Agency created an archipelago of “black sites” around the world. The secret campuses were for conducting “enhanced interrogation”—that is, officially sanctioned torture—on suspected terrorists. “We also have to work sort of the dark side, if you will,” Vice President Dick Cheney told the…

Forget Cali Sober. Now There’s Vape Sober

Keith Fairman spent his childhood visiting his mom in prison. As he grew up, he fell into drugs and racked up more than 20 felonies, he said. That descent halted in March 2009, when Fairman was imprisoned in Florida’s Miami-Dade County jail, where another inmate sparked an epiphany. He told Fairman this would be his…

Ayanna Pressley Just Called for Decriminalizing Sex Work

On Thursday morning, Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduced a resolution calling for an overhaul of the U.S. criminal justice system. The resolution, titled The People’s Justice Guarantee, includes proposals to combat mass incarceration by ending the death penalty, cash-bail system, and minimum sentences. Also tucked inside it was one other major proposal: a call to…

It’s time to expose your bra

Photos by Mitchell Sams.As designers sent their spring/summer 2020 collections down the runway, there was one thing that was notably missing — shirts. From Tom Ford’s futuristic bralettes to Mugler’s avant-garde brassieres, it appears tops are the unnecessary garment of the new decade. It’s a trend that has been openly embraced by those like Bella…

Why Meth Is Making a Big Comeback

Watch Meth Country, VICE’s new documentary on the resurgence of methamphetamine. Meth, the drug that sparked those exploitative ‘before and after’ police mugshots so beloved of the police and media, is making a comeback. But why is this? The highly addictive drug is in good supply, more than ever before. It is much cheaper, far…

Please Don’t Buy This $67,000 Pair of Gold AirPods

In October, Apple unveiled AirPods Pro, the upgraded version of the company’s popular wireless earbuds that Chrissy Teigen’s mom loses all the time. They cost $250 and boast different fit options for people with abnormal ear sizes, a welcome noise-canceling feature, and are sweat-and-water resistant. But one Russian luxury company called Caviar has decided to…

My Chemical Romance Is the Artist of the Decade

The 2010s were the decade where it felt like time sped up. As we reach a major mile marker during one of the most confounding periods in cultural and political history, we’re looking back at the artists, albums, and trends that best marked the changes over the past 10 years. Picking one singular artist of…

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