Legal Pot in the US Is Crippling Mexican Cartels (VICE News: May 8, 2014)

Marijuana has accounted for nearly half of all total drug arrests in the US for the past 20 years, according to the FBI’s crime statistics. And according to the Department of Justice (DOJ),… Continue reading

‘My Struggle Started When I Entered This World:’ CeCe McDonald Interview (VICE News: April 25, 2014)

On Wednesday, transgender activist CeCe McDonald appeared at a Barnard College panel celebrating her friend Janet Mock’s new memoir, Redefining Realness. McDonald, 25 years old and effervescently charming, has been on a whirlwind… Continue reading

Is the DOJ Forcing Banks to Terminate the Accounts of Porn Stars? (VICE News: April 27, 2014)

This past Monday, porn star Teagan Presley arrived home in Las Vegas from yet another whirlwind strip club appearance tour and found a letter from her bank. Chase was closing her account, which… Continue reading

The US is Using Its Youth as a Credit Card (VICE News: April 16, 2014)

On Monday, the US Congressional Budget Office, in releasing its ten-year projections for the Department of Education, revealed that the government is projected to profit from student loan debts over the next ten… Continue reading

It’s Very Easy to Get Onto the Terrorist Database, and Impossible to Get Off It (VICE News: March 29, 2014)

The Department of Justice released an audit of the FBI’s Terrorist Watchlist protocol on Tuesday. This claimed that while the agency has improved its speed when it comes to adding — and removing… Continue reading

Indigenous Canadian Women are Suffering a Murder Epidemic (VICE News: March 4, 2014)

Last week’s discovery of the body of Loretta Saunders, an Inuit student who disappeared while working on a thesis about missing and murdered Native Canadian women, sparked calls across the country for action.… Continue reading

Philly Union ‘THUGS’ Indicted for Violent Tactics (VICE News: February 28, 2014)

“It hit me like a ton of bricks.” That’s what Frank Siriani, president of the Pennsylvania Building and Trades Union, recalls of finding out about the arrests of 10 Philadelphia union members accused… Continue reading

Uganda’s ‘Miniskirt Ban’ is No Joke (VICE News: February 28, 2014)

While the international media focuses on Uganda’s recently signed anti-gay bill, a lesser-known pornography ban has wreaked havoc on the country’s women. After the bill was approved by parliament with references to indecent… Continue reading

The Turkish Prime Minister Is In Denial (VICE News: February 26, 2014)

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spent most of the last year deflecting his administration’s responsibility for everything from corruption scandals to the riots that have rocked the streets of Istanbul and… Continue reading

Brooklyn Designers Bring ‘Future Suede’ and Bamboo Slacks to Fashion Show (DNAinfo: January 22, 2014)

BROOKLYN — When it comes to being eco-conscious, these days it’s less about tree hugging and more about hip-hugging slacks made from organic bamboo and “future suede.” A host of North Brooklyn-based designers… Continue reading