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The New Mental Health Treatments That Might Save Our Athletes

The New Mental Health Treatments That Might Save Our Athletes

Why Is Talking About Miscarriage Still Taboo?


An ultrasound image of a fetus in the womb, viewed at 12 weeks of pregnancy. Photo via Wikimedia Commons I started to miscarry nine weeks into my pregnancy.

Jenna Jameson Is Writing Books and Telling Men to Stop Victim Shaming


Jenna Jameson during the 2006 AVN Awards at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.

VICE News: VICE News Capsule

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines.

Why Madonna's Unapologetic 'Bedtime Stories' Is Her Most Important Album

Why Madonna's Unapologetic 'Bedtime Stories' Is Her Most Important Album

Some Guy Drove a Car Into Oklahoma’s Ten Commandments Monument, Satanic Statue’s Future Is Uncertain


Photo by the author Last night an Oklahoma man who reportedly heard voices in his head drove a car into the Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol building.

A Few Impressions: Some Books That Defy the Straight White Male Tradition


Image by Gerry Weber Last week I published a portion of my reading list for grad school. Looking back on it, I realized how few women or writers of color I included, and I think it misrepresented the type of work that I’m interested in.

'Nightcrawler' Is Media Criticism Disguised as a Thriller


Publicity still courtesy of the official Nightcrawler site Nightcrawler, the new Hollywood thriller, is essentially Network meets Drive. It's the story of Louis (an emaciated Jake Gyllenhaal) a down-and-out young nobody who finds himself swept up in the world of the "nightcrawlers," freelance reporters for the local news.

How Do Hongkongers Feel About Their Chief Executive Saying the Poor Shouldn't Control Elections?


Footage from a protest. Screengrab from SCMPTV Hong Kong's Beijing-backed Chief Executive C.Y. Leung, already demonized by pro-democracy protesters in his city, made himself an even easier target a few days ago when he said, “If it’s entirely a numbers game and numeric representation, then obviously you’d be talking to the half of the people in Hong Kong who earn less than US$1,800 a month." In other words, "We can't have full democracy in this city because otherwise the poor will take over." This gets to the heart of what's driving the current protest movement: The average Hongkonger's vote is a joke because they aren't free to nominate their own leaders.

Kenny G Tried So Hard to Be Inoffensive About Tweeting a Selfie in Hong Kong It's Offensive

Kenny G Tried So Hard to Be Inoffensive About Tweeting a Selfie in Hong Kong It's Offensive

Dr. Atul Gawande Wants Us to Die Better


Photo by Tim Llewellyn A few weeks ago, I interviewed mortician Caitlin Doughty and she talked how bad end-of-life care is for many (usually elderly) Americans.

New Documents Reveal Britain's Secret Plan to Invade a Tiny Caribbean Island


This Saturday is the anniversary of the 1983 American invasion of Grenada, codenamed Operation Urgent Fury, which squashed a revolution on the tiny island that dared to challenge US control of the Caribbean.

Expect More Violence as the World Gets Hotter

Expect More Violence as the World Gets Hotter

Is the Blackwater Verdict the Beginning of the End for Private Military Contractors?


Blackwater mercenaries are icons of the post-9/11 era. Photo via Flickr user chuck holton Private military contractors have long been a staple of America’s war on terror.

This Man Survives on Exactly Zero Glasses of Water a Day

This Man Survives on Exactly Zero Glasses of Water a Day

How to Fix an NFL Game

How to Fix an NFL Game

What Makes a Good Porn Script?


All photos by Julian Lucas As much as we enjoy it, we take porn for granted. Most of us use it often enough, but we never think about the work that goes into making a good piece of pornography—the camera angles, the lighting, the acting, and yes, even the script.

What It’s Like to Go Bowling with Someone Who Has Ebola

What It’s Like to Go Bowling with Someone Who Has Ebola

This Week in Racism: A Tour Guide in San Francisco Really Hates Chinatown (and Chinese People!)

Thumbnail photo via Flickr users Dave and Margie Hill In this column, I’ve chronicled all manner of racist, pseudo-racist, racially insensitive, and vaguely pornographic videos.

Shorties: Shorties: A Quick Chat with Russell Brand

Russell Brand made his name as a provocateur, but recently his voice of dissent has grown louder and louder, threatening to drown out the clownish Booky Wook image he spent a decade building.


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