Mike Spies

Mike was previously on the editorial staff of The New Yorker. He has written for The New Yorker, GQ, Slate, Salon, the Paris Review and the Village Voice.
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DRUGS
Welcome to Heroin Island
The New York City borough of Staten Island is a largely white, middle-class bastion of cops and firemen. It is also home to one the
Posted: 08/21/14 13:05 EDT
RACE
Wearing Their Outrage on Their Sleeves
The death of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who a police officer killed last weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked anger via fashion. Many news outlets have noted the
Posted: 08/12/14 17:16 EDT
GUNS
Deep Thoughts From the NRA’s New Style Mag
Earlier this year, the National Rifle Association launched a slick new media venture geared toward millennials called NRA Freestyle. The collection of web-based series was about
Posted: 07/24/14 07:59 EDT
BREADLINE
The New Student Loan Fixers
A few years ago, a man in his late 20s, who prefers not to be named, felt he was drowning in his student debt. He
Posted: 07/22/14 07:24 EDT
SPORT
Tim Howard, God of the Internet
Tim Howard, Team USA’s nearly impregnable goalie, set a World Cup record on Tuesday for most saves in a single game. In the end, his
Posted: 07/02/14 13:21 EDT
ISRAEL
Missing Israeli Teens Found Dead
They brought back their boys, but not without a heavy dose of tragedy. After searching far and wide for the three teenagers who were kidnapped
Posted: 06/30/14 22:14 EDT
TURKEY

Is This the Most Dangerous Tattoo in the World?

Elcin Poyrazlar
SOCIETY

The Dumbest "Ice Bucket Challenge" Alternatives

Vocativ Staff
UKRAINE

Ukraine's Cheap, Deadly DIY Drone Army

Dusan Sekulovic
UKRAINE

Ukraine Rises Against Russian Invasion

Sarah Kaufman
SYRIA

ISIS Launches Brutal New Propaganda War Using Hostage Journalist

Markham Nolan
HEALTH

Junk Food Fight: Students Tee Off on Michelle Obama on Social Media

M.L. Nestel
SYRIA

Terror From Above: ISIS is Now Using Drones on the Battlefield

Tomer Michelzon
CRIME

For Thieves, Legos are Like Uncut Diamonds: Untraceable & Invaluable

Shane Dixon Kavanaugh