Of all of Egypt’s pharaohs, Tutankhamun remains the most famous and enigmatic. Despite amazing discoveries made when his tomb was unearthed, little historical information exists on him–and much of that is shrouded in debate. What really killed the boy king? Did the “curse of King Tut” kill three of his tomb’s discoverers?
Citizenfour uncovers the secret and illegal practices of the U.S. National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programme using classified documents revealed by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden. It aims to shed light on the indiscriminate invasion of the privacy of American citizens as well as those of other countries carried out by the NSA in a case […]
The tree houses in Hambach Forest have long symbolized resistance to open-pit lignite mining. Now the authorities are having them removed. German energy giant RWE wants to clear-cut large parts of the forest this autumn to expand its lignite mine. Dozens of activists have been living in tree houses in Hambach Forest in an attempt […]
Ever wondered what really underpins international drug policy? Or how you get out the way of a samurai sword being wielded by a drug dealer? Whistleblowing ex-undercover drugs cop and chairman of LEAP UK, Neil Woods, opens up to VICE about the ins and outs of the profession. Watch More 10 Questions You’ve Always Wanted […]
The “Scientists Under Attack – Genetic Engineering in the magnetic Field of Money” documentary by the German film-maker Bertram Verhaag tells the stories of two scientists, Dr Arpad Pusztai and Dr Ignacio Chapela, whose research showed negative findings on GM foods and crops. Both suffered the fate of those who challenge the powerful vested interests […]
The train line through Ecuador is considered one of the most spectacular train lines in South America. A train journey of discovery. The Trans-Andean railroad takes in the infamous Nariz del Diablo, or Devil’s Nose, a mountain with almost perpendicular walls. To overcome this obstacle, the train zigzags to ascend 500 meters in less than […]
The Stonewall Riots began at an inn. The LGBT liberation movement was founded in the bars, pubs and clubs. Yet today, these venues find themselves threatened by a multitude of different pressures, from redevelopment and rising rents, to restrictive licensing laws and the rise of dating apps. In the past decade, as much as half […]
The UN accuses China of detaining a million Uighurs, Kazakhs and people from other Muslim minorities in the region of Xinjiang. Most have not been accused of anything let alone sentenced. The international NGO Human Rights Watch accuses China of violating human rights in re-education centers where people are forced to learn Mandarin and sing […]