This is how VICE's international community views the good ol' US of A.
Fuck the Fourth of July.
Why do we love watching Rocky on the Fourth of July?
"We have a giant robot, you have a giant robot—you know what needs to happen."
While getting wasted and handling explosive devices that scare the shit out of your neighbours is undoubtedly a good idea, it's probably best to leave the larger displays to the professionals.
An interview with the voice of America's childhood, Carroll Spinney.
James Corden replacing Craig Ferguson marked the apex of chat shows shifting focus onto viral video content. Does that mean we're done with the authentic, interesting conversation provided by the likes of Michael Parkinson?
June 19, 1865, marks the day when news of emancipation and the Civil War's end finally reached the last group of slaves in America. It should be treated with the same respect we give Independence Day.
During the so-called "Secret War", the US dropped more than 2 million tons of ordnance on Laos, equivalent to a planeload of bombs every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years.
As America consumes less lamb and California's drought continues to devastate farmers, Bakersville's sheep herders are getting creative.
The LA Confidential author's new project is a non-fiction book that looks back, again, at policing in LA during the 1950s – but through the lens of harrowing crime scene photos taken at the time.
We talked to sociologist Andrew Scull about his new book 'Madness in Civilisation', which traces the history of mental health disorders over 3000 years.
According to the organisers, "Get the Guy" is more about "personal empowerment" than picking up men. Still, when it advertises itself as teaching you "how to find, attract and keep your ideal man", it's hard not to draw parallels.
Jack Nicholson's performance as Bobby Dupea makes for a convincingly churlish arsehole, and one I could recognise myself in.
The Statue of Liberty as a skeleton, burning stars and stripes and a Jewish guy with a really big nose are some of the more subtle images spreading over the museum's multiple floors.
Elize Strydom has travelled the world photographing the everyday moments of everyday girls.
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Nixon was a crook, but seeing his many flaws on screen showed me I wasn't alone in my imperfections.
We asked a colleague in the VICE New York office some questions about US law enforcement. Like why are they shooting so many unarmed civilians? And how come they're allowed to get away with it?
We talked to the journalist, activist and gun crime expert about his comprehensive new book on global gun crime, Gun Baby Gun.
How will the Cuban National Ballet operate now that it's not one of the country's only cultural exports? And how will Cuban dancers respond to their country's improved standing in the West?
Billy Corben's latest film, Dawg Fight, shows the people behind the punches in Dada 5000's illegal backyard fighting league.
In a place where women serve men and are required to wear skimpy outfits, the sexist power dynamic between genders is magnified tenfold.
"With everything that changes and everything that goes on in the world, I still throw a chunk of leather on a bronc and have to go ride it."