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The New Masculinity

The New Masculinity

In this episode of VICE's series "The Chosen Ones" UK Correspondent Gavin Haynes makes his way across the pond to the United States in order to determine what masculinity means to your average American man these days. America has always been seen to embrace ones masculinity with stereotypical acts such as fraternity hazing, monster truck rallies and food competitions and now there is a growing

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Jim: The James Foley Story

James "Jim" Foley was an American photojournalist who was kidnapped in Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012. After being kidnapped he went missing for two long years before the infamous video of his execution was released by the terror group know as the Islamic State. The video sent shockwaves around the world and played a big role in introducing many of us to the fundamentalist group. Through the us

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One Night In Cologne

One Night In Cologne

In the last year more than 1 million asylum seekers, many flocked when the German chancellor Angela Merkel declared the borders open to Syrians. However a panicked Europe is now locking down on who it lets in, the migrant route into Germany now effectively closed, all because of one night in Cologne. On New Years Eve 2015 hundreds of German women were surrounded, sexually assaulted and robbed b

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The Perfect Crime

The Perfect Crime

This is the shocking tale of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two well to do college students who both came from extremely wealthy families in Chicago. The two plotted the kidnapping and murder of a 14 year old boy just so they could prove they were smart enough to get away with it. The body of the child was found on the morning of May 22nd 1924, his name was Bobby Franks and he was reported mi

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Scotland’s Secret Shame

Glasgow officials would like to project an image of a city full of energy and life, with ambitious plans for the 21st century but Glasgow and indeed Scotland also have another image that they desperately want to shed, it is one of religious hatred. This is a film about two communities, one Protestant, the other Catholic and the centuries old rivalries between them, it is also a film about two o

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The Age of Stupid

The Age of Stupid is a British film which was released back in 2009 by Franny Armstrong, director of McLibel. The documentary itself is semi-dramatised, featuring the actor Pete Postlethwaite who portrays a man who is living alone in the devastated world of 2055. Postlethwaite can be seen watching archive footage from the mid to late 2000's, as he asks the question "Why didn't we stop climate chan

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Bompton with Kendrick Lamar

On August 9, 1988 the hardcore rap group known as N.W.A. released their debut album entitled Straight Outta Compton, this release saw the birth of gangsta rap as a music genre and definitively put the city of Compton on the map with regards to hip-hop culture. Fast forward to 2016 and Compton is still well and truly in the spotlight thanks to acts such as Kendrick Lamar, whose music takes on ma

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Jonestown Cult Suicides

In 1977, evangelical preacher Jim Jones fled the United States with nearly a thousand followers of his peoples temple cult. Deep in the South American jungle they set about building a new community and called it Jonestown, it was to be their 'Paradise on Earth' but when outsiders threatened to expose the dark side of their leader, their paradise erupted into violence. In an apocalyptic final ge

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Nazi Pop Twins

Nazi Pop Twins

Released in 2007, Nazi Pop Twins is a British documentary created by filmmaker James Quinn which see's Quinn himself traveling to the United States in a bid to investigate the band known as "Prussian Blue", a pop duo made up of twin sisters Lamb and Lynx Gaede. The twins themselves originally featured in the documentary Louis and the Nazis  by Louis Theroux back in 2003 and since then have beco

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