Tag: VICE International

I Hadn’t Seen My Addict Father in Years—Then I Ran Into Him on the Street

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Two weeks ago, I was back in my hometown of Sault Ste. Marie in northern Ontario. I was there for a week that was bookended by two separate weddings of childhood friends. In between the nuptials I spent my time ambling around the recovering steel town, soaking in […]

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Instagram Apologizes for Blocking Caribbean Carnival Content

Revellers take part in the Caribbean Carnival Grand Parade in Toronto on Saturday, Aug.4, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Instagram is apologizing after it made a “mistake” by hiding posts under hashtags related to carnivals in the Caribbean for allegedly falling afoul of the platform’s community guidelines. Shortly […]

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A Definitive Guide to Getting Into Strap-Ons

Lead illustration by Marta Parszeniew, credits at the bottom of articleImages for collage used: Purple dildo via; Pink strap-on harness via; Black strap-on and dildo via. This article originally appeared on VICE UK. So you’ve decided to get into strap-ons. Good for you. It’s the best thing I did, other than learning how to cook Iranian rice properly […]

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Missing Teens Now Suspects in Multiple Murders in Northern British Columbia

Bryer Schmegelsky, left, and Kam McLeod, right. Photo via RCMP.  This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Police in British Columbia say two previously missing teens are now suspects in a number of recent murders in northern British Columbia. Police say that 19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky of Port Alberni, whose truck was found […]

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Canada Made Its Legal Weed Rules Too Tough and Is Going to Pay for It

Photos via Associated Press/Mark J. Terrill and Pixabay This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. With billionaire rap mogul Jay-Z signed on as its new chief brand strategist, California cannabis company Caliva has lofty goals. “We obviously have aspirations to go beyond California into other states over the next couple of years, and we really […]

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‘Extremes’ Is Our Podcast About People Who’ve Lived Through Wild Situations

This article originally appeared on VICE Australia. Extremes is a show about people who’ve lived through extraordinary situations. These are big stories with enormous stakes. There’s no pattern to the stories our guests tell: some are funny, others are sad. Some situations were accidents, others were created deliberately—but all provide a window into human behavior […]

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People Discuss That One ‘Big Ex’ They’ll Never Forget

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. A few months ago, at a show, my best friend’s then-girlfriend shouted over the music and into my ear that her ex was there. I assured her I had mapped all the exits and we could be out of there in 10 seconds, but she just laughed. “Don’t […]

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We Found Evidence of Cocaine Use in U.K. Government Buildings

VICE U.K. originally published this article. In a baffling start to the 2019 Tory [Conservative Party] race, early June saw a bunch of aspiring Prime Ministers desperate to tell the world about their history of illegal drug use. There was the revelation that Michael Gove [the Secretary of State, Food, and Rural Affairs of the […]

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The Fans Who Refuse to Believe Michael Jackson Is Dead

A Michael Jackson waxwork. Photo: Everett Collection Inc/Alamy Stock Photo VICE U.K. originally published this article. The failure of pop stans to accept the death of their favorite artists is not a new phenomenon. The earliest alleged post-death sighting of Elvis Presley was on August 16, 1977—the day of his death —when a man calling himself “Jon […]

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I Got Banned From the U.S. When Airport Security Found My Coke Texts

Isabella Brazier-Jones and Olivia Cura. Photo via Brazier-Jones. VICE U.K. originally published this article. Isabella “Issy” Brazier-Jones and Olivia Cura had always wanted to travel the US together. When their acting careers hadn’t gone as well as planned after drama school, they booked the trip hoping to spend a few months enjoying what the country […]

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NXIVM ‘Sex Cult’ Leader Keith Raniere Convicted of Sex Trafficking

Keith Raniere, centre, with his lawyers. Illustration via AP. This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. For seven weeks, prosecutors have made the case that Keith Raniere, the leader of a self-help company, is actually a crime boss and sex trafficker. On Wednesday, jurors agreed by delivering a guilty verdict on all counts including sex trafficking, racketeering, […]

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The Best Things We Saw at the Toronto Raptors Parade

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. The Raptors did it. They freakin’ did it, and Toronto got to celebrate. On Monday, the Toronto Raptors slowly made their way through millions of fans as Canada’s largest and best city cut loose. Minus one very bad incident, it was a remarkable day for the center of […]

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Toronto Raptors Celebration Marred by Reported Shooting

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Toronto Police say a shooting was reported in Nathan Phillips Square during the Toronto Raptors victory celebration, and two people have been seriously injured. In a series of tweets, the Toronto Police Service said that two people were injured, two firearms were recovered at the scene, and two […]

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The ‘Fan’ Who Shoved the Raptors’ Kyle Lowry Partially Owns the Golden State Warriors

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. In an ironic twist, considering all the hand-wringing over Drake’s courtside enthusiasm at Toronto Raptors games, a rich venture capitalist who partially owns the Golden State Warriors literally shoved Kyle Lowry after he crashed into some fans during Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Mark Stevens, who was […]

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