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Kristina Marusic

Award-Winning Journalist / Literary Nonfiction Writer

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Rachelle Foster

I am a writer with particular interest in arts & culture, mental health and the LGBTQIA+ community.

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April Adams

April Adams wrote about sex work and sex work related issues

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Paula Dupraz-Dobias

Paula Dupraz-Dobias is an award-winning investigative journalist and news and documentary producer with over 30 years of experience …

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Skills: Reporter, Feature Writer, Editor
Specialisms: Travel, Technology, Sports, Social Media, Science, Politics, News, Lifestyle, Journalism, Health, Food, Film, Features, Environment, Culture, Business, Art

Maxime Brousse

I'm a French freelance journalist. I've worked for Huck, Roads & Kingdoms, Vice, Néon and Slate amongst other. …

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Kim Bellware

Reporter for breaking news, politics, culture, crime, the death penalty -- and some fun stuff, too.

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Skills: Reporter, Feature Writer, Editor, Copywriter, Blogger
Specialisms: Sports, Social Media, Politics, News, Music, Lifestyle, Journalism, Food, Features, Environment, Entertainment, Education, Culture, Business, Art

Latest Articles

300 People Are Trapped at a Music Festival in Panama Because of Coronavirus

Imagine: you’ve spent a fortnight gurning to rib-shaking basslines. You’ve spent hazy afternoons listening to the wisdom of indigenous elders. And you’ve lazed on the sand with a bunch of globe-trotting hippies on Playa Chiquita, one of Central America’s most beautiful beaches. But as you reach the end of your music festival, you realise something’s not quite right. You’re actually stuck here – or more accurately, you’re trapped by local military and their fear of coronavirus. This is currentl
By Anu Shukla
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23 Years Later, the Phoenix Lights Are Still Unexplained

23 years ago today, the people of Arizona witnessed one of the most infamous UFO incidents in history. A new documentary series by filmmaker Seth Breedlove takes an in depth look into the so-called “Phoenix Lights.” On the Trail of UFOs doesn’t try to prove that the incident was aliens or flares, but instead expertly explores the cultural ramifications of the event on the UFO community. “As an event, the Phoenix Lights is important simply because it gained so much media attention, was witnesse
By MJ Banias
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US Army Refuses to Release Records About Tom DeLonge's UFO Organization

The U.S. Army refused to release any records about its deal with Tom DeLonge’s UFO-hunting group To the Stars Academy (TTSA). In October of 2019, the former Blink-182 frontman’s UFO organization joined forces with the US Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command, a research and development body. According to the contract, the government is interested in studying some pretty exotic science such as active camouflage, inertial mass reduction, and quantum communication. In particular, the gove
By MJ Banias
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The Acne ‘Miracle Drug’ with Links to Ten Suicides

Annabel Wright was 15 when she killed herself last spring. She loved horse riding and dogs, and was the only daughter of Helen and Simon Wright. She had also just been prescribed a course of Roaccutane, a potent medication used to clear nodular, cystic acne that has an unconfirmed link to depression. While the cause of Annabel’s death is yet to be confirmed, her parents blame the drug. At the end of 2019, the Guardian reported that ten out 12 deaths connected to Roaccutane were by suicide – the
By Leah Dolan
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Inside Skinwalker Ranch, a Paranormal Hotbed of UFO Research

The long red mesas of Utah’s Uintah Basin greet us as my driver, an American real estate mogul and tech investor, pulls us into Fort Duchesne. Looking out my window, we are finally out of the mountains and in the valley. My mind is lost in thought about the legends here, the supposed curse that now haunts this land, and the men and women who have experienced that curse head on. I have monsters on my mind. Well, actually just one: the Skinwalker.
By MJ Banias
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The New York Water Crisis That Nobody's Talking About

Charlie Parker stood at the edge of the pond, his fishing rod in hand. He cast his lure into the air, landing it about 30 feet away in the dark water. His fishing rod made a clicking sound as he reeled the lure back to shore. If he catches a fish, he’ll have to throw it back, he said. “I don’t eat them anymore,” Parker said. “They’re contaminated.”
By Shantal Riley
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'Getting Brexit Done' Is a Fantasy

The 2019 general election is over. Uninspiring campaigns littered with misleading election ads, cringe-worthy interviews and empty promises have culminated in a larger than expected Conservative majority that Boris Johnson will hope ensures he can ‘get Brexit done’. Amidst the never-ending onslaught of propaganda, those three words evidently cut through the noise. The simple slogan helped the Conservatives win seats in Labour strongholds they haven’t had a chance of winning for decades. Now he
By Aaron Drapkin
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This University Just Acquired a Massive Collection of UFO Files

The frozen prairies of Canada have always been home to strange events and mysterious encounters. So it’s perhaps appropriate that the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg has just accepted a large donation of documents from a prolific UFO researcher confirming the province’s “unnatural history.”
By MJ Banias
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Trump's Plan to Label Mexican Drug Cartels as Terrorists Could Backfire in a Big Way

This article originally appeared on VICE US. Within a matter of two months, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel brazenly killed 13 Mexican police officers; the Sinaloa cartel took an entire city hostage after the arrest of one of its leaders; and nine U.S.-citizen women and children were massacred in northern Mexico. Soon after, President Donald Trump proposed a solution: designate the cartels as terrorist organizations. The idea of designating Mexican cartels as terrorist organizations may not
By Earl Anthony Wayne
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How Colonialism Brought South Indian Flavors to Indonesia: Akarasa

In this episode of Akarasa, a food series brought to you by GO-JEK, our host Ade Putri goes deep and far in a journey to discover the origins of Medan's favorite roti canai. She travels to Medan, North Sumatra, to meet the city's thriving Tamil-Indonesian community and then flies more than 2,000 kilometers to the city of Chennai, in India, to see, firsthand, where it all began.
By Jonathan Vit
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How Centuries of Chinese Migration Changed Indonesian Food Forever: Akarasa

In this episode of Akarasa, a food series made in partnership with GO-JEK, host Ade Putri discovers how something as simple as Chinese noodles can lead you on a journey through Indonesian history. She travels to Belitung to learn how tin mining changed the island's cuisine and then hits the streets of Jakarta to meet some of the people trying to recapture the nostalgic feeling of Sunday morning bakmi.
By Jonathan Vit
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Inside an Indonesian Debt Cult: Swissindo

With inequality growing exponentially over the past decades, people around the world have assumed massive debts. In Indonesia, a mysterious cult with the impressive name Swissindo World Trust International Orbit has attracted a global following for its promise to magically make one's debts go away. The group is led by Soegihartonotonegoro, a charismatic leader who calls himself M1, and presents himself as a godlike figure who can erase the world’s debt due to a seemingly limitless ancient inheritance. To find out the truth behind this bizarre story, VICE Indonesia correspondent Arzia traveled to visit the Swissindo Headquarters in Cirebon, Indonesia, and interviewed M1, and his followers. We also met with the manager of a local bank that had been targeted by Swissindo for its debt services, and a client of Swissindo's whose experience with the group was not exactly as anticipated.
By Jonathan Vit
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Teen Dragsters Risking It All For Fame And Fortune: Speed Jockeys

Drag racing is fueled by massive bets and fame in Indonesia. Boys as young as 14 race supercharged drag bikes on city streets for thousands of dollars. But these high stakes sometimes lead to gruesome injuries or death. VICE dives into the world of illegal street racing, following young racing star Eza Chemonk as he shines on the track but keeps going back to street racing for the thrill and massive payouts.
By Jonathan Vit
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Trials and Tribulations on the Streets of Jakarta: Fault Lines

The Indonesian capital is shook. The Jakarta governor's race exposed rifts many thought were long buried. Incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, or Ahok, lost the election after failing to ride out an ugly campaign season marred by sectarian rhetoric, racism, and massive protests. Jakarta's new leaders Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno have tried to cool tempers, issuing a much-needed call for unity after winning the election's second round. But the election has left some to wonder whether tolerance and pluralism are slipping in the world's largest Muslim majority nation. Others argue that the election was really about class, not religion, explaining the results as a groundswell of anger from corners of the capital most wanted to ignore.
By Jonathan Vit
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