Trolling the Elections with Canadian Kenny Hotz

You may know Kenny Hotz from such television shows as Kenny vs. Spenny or his writerly contributions to a small, indie cartoon called South Park. But for the past few years, he’s been sitting in Toronto, observing the continual decay of society, whilst stewing in his own particular brand of …

Vice: Cold War 2.0

For 45 years, America was locked in the Cold War with the Soviet Union and fear of global nuclear annihilation was constant. The end of the Cold War in 1991 was supposed to usher in a new era of peace and cooperation, but it didn’t last. Tensions between the US …

Vice: Afghanistan After Us / La Haine

Last year, the United States began withdrawing our combat troops from the longest war in our history: Afghanistan. But the war isn’t ending just because we’re leaving. This year, Afghan National Security Forces deaths and civilian casualties are both at record highs, and opium cultivation is at its highest since …

Vice: Enemies at the Gates / Global Jihad

The Middle East is fracturing. Arab uprisings and military interventions across the region have caused civil wars and spawned terrorist groups. Stuck in the middle of it all is Saudi Arabia. Confronted by extremism on all sides, the desert kingdom is building massive fences at its borders with Iraq and …

Vice: Evolution of a Plague / Campus Coverup

Last year, the worst Ebola outbreak in human history swept through West Africa, killing more than 10,000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The disease spread so quickly in part because the international community was slow to respond, and because the countries where Ebola surfaced lacked the infrastructure, funding, …

Vice: A Prayer for Uganda / Kidneyville

Virulent homophobia is on the rise in Uganda. In 2014, the Ugandan President signed into law the infamous “Anti-Homosexuality Bill,” which in its original version went as far as mandating the death penalty just for being gay. After an international outcry, the entire law was struck down. But now, a …

Vice: Savior Seeds / India’s Water Crisis

Genetically modified seeds have been planted around the world and hailed as a solution to global hunger—but these crops, called GMOs for “genetically modified organisms,” have also sparked heated protest around the world. Isobel Yeung traces the path of these super-crops from the headquarters of American agribusiness titan Monsanto to …

Vice: Egyptian Tomb Raiders / Rent a White Guy

In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, countries in the Middle East have seen a surge in the looting of antiquities. In Egypt alone, an estimated $3 billion dollars worth of artifacts have been plundered. Looters have broken into museums and left thousands of empty pits, all to feed the …

Vice: Sweet Home Alabama / Haitian Money Pit

In 2011, the state of Alabama passed one of the harshest anti-immigrant laws in the history of the United States. Based on the hardline policy known as “self-deportation,” Alabama’s HB-56 aimed to make life so miserable for illegal immigrants that they’d opt to leave the state on their own: the …

Vice: Post-Antibiotic World / Indonesia’s Palm Bomb

We rely on antibiotics to treat everything from stomach bugs to skin rashes to bronchitis. In fact, we’ve been overusing them—and in doing so giving rise to new crop of dangerous bacterial infections that can’t be treated by anything we can get at the pharmacy. The more we use antibiotics, …