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      Shane Smith

      I'm Shane Smith, co-founder of VICE, a magazine I started in Montreal in 1994 that has since become a global company operating in 30 countries. I also went to North Korea twice, and starred in the VICE Guide to North Korea, which featured footage of my trip. Most recently I went to Liberia, a war-torn country in Africa plagued with heroin dens, teenage prostitution, and even cross-dressing cannibals; and then to the North Korean labor camps hidden in the forests of Siberia.

      By Shane Smith May 24, 2013

      Kicking Heroin with an Ibogaine Ceremony

      Heroin is the most addictive drug on earth, and some people will do anything to kick the habit. Enter ibogaine, a drug made out of the African iboga root, whose intense, hallucinogenic properties make it a class-A felony drug. But many swear it's the most…

      By Shane Smith May 24, 2013
      By Shane Smith May 10, 2013

      Meet Kalpana Saroj, India's Dalit Queen

      VICE co-founder Shane Smith meets real-life slum-dog millionaire Kalpana Saroj, who was once a Dalit at the very bottom of the Indian caste system and earned only pennies a day in a sweatshop. She eventually became a talented tailor, making $5 every day,

      By Shane Smith May 10, 2013
      By Shane Smith Sep 17, 2012

      The Mexican Mormon War

      The Mexican drug cartels are at war... with Mormons. VICE founder Shane Smith went down to Ciudad Juárez, near the US border, to investigate this bizarre story. Here's Part 1 of our documentary filled with guns, drugs, murder, and Romneys.

      By Shane Smith Sep 17, 2012
      By Shane Smith Sep 13 2012

      The Mexican Mormon War - Trailer

      The drug cartels of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, are at war with a group of polygamous Mormons, some of whom are related to Mitt Romney. VICE founder Shane Smith went down there to investigate the conflict. Part 1 of 'The Mexican Mormon War' will air on Monday,…

      By Shane Smith Sep 13 2012
      By Shane Smith Mar 26, 2012

      SOFEX: The Business of War

      SOFEX takes place every two years in Amman and is largely the brainchild of Jordan's King, Abdullah II, who has a penchant for special operations and massive displays of artillery. Over the course of a week, more than 12,000 attendees tromped around 30-od…

      By Shane Smith Mar 26, 2012
      By Shane Smith Dec 11, 2011

      North Korean Labor Camps

      Kim Jong Il has come up with a new way to bring cold hard cash into his isolated country: export North Korean workers to slave away in the Siberian forest. VICE founder Shane Smith travels to Russia to investigate a chain of North Korean labor camps in th…

      By Shane Smith Dec 11, 2011
      By Shane Smith May 31, 2011

      Sofex Was So-So

      "You know, it's weird, man. It's like everybody's real cordial with each other. But, at the end of the day, we're, like, buying weapons to destroy each other. I don't want to, like, sound liberal or anything

      By Shane Smith May 31, 2011
      By Shane Smith Dec 31, 2010

      Afghanistan's New Capitalism

      The first thing you notice on the flight from Dubai into Kabul is that the business-class section of the plane looks like it is populated straight out of central casting: large, heavily muscled men in their 40s wearing North Face gear as if it were standa…

      By Shane Smith Dec 31, 2010