The Little Cards That Tell Police ‘Let’s Forget This Ever Happened’

“The cards embody everything wrong with modern policing.”

Author: Katie Way
Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Sep 2, 2020
Length: 14 minutes (3,650 words)

Simone Biles Would Like to Thank Herself

Biles is a Black athlete who is a woman, and for many, one of the gravest sins a Black woman can commit, besides beating white people at a sport they had previously dominated, is to appear insufficiently humble and grateful to white people for their success.

Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Aug 3, 2020
Length: 30 minutes (7,547 words)

Mourning My Brother in 181 Tweets

“How do you tell the world you are grieving? In my case, it was a year-long Twitter thread about finding the things that made me feel better.”

Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Jul 15, 2020
Length: 11 minutes (2,783 words)

I Tried Hypnosis to Deal with My Pandemic Anxiety, and Got Something Much Weirder

“When I stepped through the door, I told him, I found myself in a room entirely lined with aquariums, in which large, spotted, neon-colored fish were floating. It felt peaceful, I told Brown. ‘There’s some purpose here. I’m not worried about the fish, they’re being taken care of.'”

Source: Vice Magazine
Published: May 5, 2020
Length: 14 minutes (3,565 words)

Here Are the Most Common Airbnb Scams Worldwide

Weary traveler, read this and beware! Airbnb has pledged to close the loopholes in their platform that allow predators to scam unsuspecting renters, but clearly, there’s still a lot of work to do.

Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Jan 31, 2020
Length: 19 minutes (4,867 words)

Gritty’s Reign Has Just Begun

Mascots are safe to love in an era when nothing is. Gritty and Phang, Philly’s newest mascots, exemplify why.

Author: Eve Peyser
Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Nov 18, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,100 words)

The Creator of the Shitty Media Men List Isn’t Done

Nona Willis Aronowitz profiles Moira Donegan, an emerging feminist author who once worried she’d be defined — and ruined  — by the google spreadsheet she created as a safe space for women in media to anonymously share their experiences of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Nov 18, 2019
Length: 12 minutes (3,212 words)

I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb

When reporter Allie Conti got a call from her Airbnb host 10 minutes before she was supposed to check in to her rental in Chicago, “Andrew” claimed the toilet had backed up, making the unit unavailable. The good news, he said was that he had a larger place he managed nearby. Little did Allie know that she stumbled on an Airbnb scam involving nearly 100 property listings in eight cities.

Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Oct 31, 2019
Length: 23 minutes (5,753 words)

From ‘The Alcatraz of the Rockies’ to the Streets

Warning: this story contains detailed descriptions of self-harm.

“It’s unconscionable to put someone with serious mental illness into a segregation cell for 23 hours a day and let their demons chase them around…”

Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Aug 28, 2019
Length: 44 minutes (11,047 words)

A Journey Into the Radical Art of Brain Injury Survivors

Every week, survivors of brain injuries come to the art studio at Headway East London to draw, sculpt, paint, and create the people they want to be now. Their experiences offer insight into the very nature of creativity.

Author: Joe Zadeh
Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Feb 28, 2019
Length: 18 minutes (4,503 words)