The arrest of Fredrik Neij in Thailand this week, and the sentencing of Gottfrid Svartholm-Warg in Denmark last week, placed all three Pirate Bay founders in the custody of various authorities. The third man, Peter Sunde, will be released from a Swedish p…
There we all were: my half-naked compatriots and I, either running from something or searching for something, because basically there are only three reasons to trade life in Russia for a life unknown.
I often speculated that the Bikini Killings were a twisted, homoerotic death ritual triggered by amphetamine psychosis. I wanted to suggest this to the Bombay police, but since I was on speed myself, I had the paranoid thought that if I brought it up they…
Walking up to Dr. BJ's, you're blasted with light from 14 identical neon signs, which make this knob-slob parlor pretty hard to ignore. Inside, it's stark white, harshly lit, and designed to resemble a medical clinic—the perfect place to get cone.
In 2002 Pattaya, Thailand invited foreigners to assist them, at first for translation and as an informal tourist information service, but its scope has since been widened to include real law enforcement.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, TEPCO shareholders fail to shutdown Japan's largest nuclear power plant, and five armed men kill a prominent human rights activist in Libya.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, rape and hangings continue in Northern India, Thai coup leaders demand free World Cup coverage, and Canadian researchers find deadly bacteria in raw squid.
The lucky men and women who are able to escape Thailand's Mae La refugee camp make use of a "simulator apartment" designed to teach them about amenities they'll find in America, Europe, and Australia.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. On this week's episode, Edward Snowden asks Vladimir Putin about Russia's spy program, and journalists in Thailand face charges for reporting on human trafficking.
Producer Carrie Ching traveled to Thailand in 2004 to interview expat Vietnam War veterans for a story about the upcoming Bush-Kerry presidential election. The story took her to the country's raunchiest neighborhood during Thailand's New Year festival—on…
For almost a decade, Thailand has been trapped in a bloody conflict between supporters and opponents of the tycoon-turned-politician, Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin's opponents began a shutdown of Bangkok on January 13, bringing the capital to a standstill.
When I first wrote about how I was dealing with the now-lifted sriracha ban, I got the strangest responses on how to enjoy the sauce. But one woman is making a version that makes the plastic-bottle stuff look like child's play.
Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld got in trouble for saying he didn't care about the ongoing diversity debate in comedy. Some media outlets have taken this to mean that he only thinks white people are funny, which is about as far from reality as possible.