In his most personal project to date, actor Michael K. Williams journeyed into the dangerous world of illicit trade for his VICELAND show, Black Market. Now, we're extending our look into global underground economies with our new series, Black Market: Dispatches.
In Dispatches, VICE will investigate how contraband moves across borders by embedding inside criminal enterprises. We'll meet heroin traffickers, counterfeiters, and sugar babies to explore the politics and motivations behind these hidden operations.
Catch the first season of Black Market: Dispatches Tuesday, August 16 at 10 PM on VICELAND.
Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange blatantly lied about publishing only the “last four digits” of credit card numbers from democratic donors during an appearance on the HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday.
Author’s Note: This post was originally written in a state of residual intoxication on the morning of Saturday, June 13, 2015, shortly after a former Gawker editor promoted me to working nights—but failed to inform me that I had the weekend off. For this discourtesy I threatened him with bodily harm. Fortunately, a more level-headed co-worker (Brendan) talked me out of publishing the post. Unfortunately, the editor in question (along with the rest of the Gawker staff) later found and read the draft. Enjoy!
Last week, a Serious Academic™exhausted hundreds of words denouncing the use of social media by his colleagues while insinuating that selfie culture poses an existential threat to academic life. The social media backlash from other serious academics was swift and on point, reminding us that many scientists are voluntary participants in the broader experiment of human society.
I don’t remember how I found it. I don’t remember exactly when I found it. But I do know that I have watched the video below nearly once a week for the past three or so years. It is, objectively, the single best video on YouTube.
If you’re bored with the same old bodyweight exercises, you can pump them up with two simple objects. Sliders are slippery disks that go under your hands or feet. They challenge you to keep yourself stable, turning ordinary moves into serious workouts for stabilizing muscles.