• Skinema

    Obedience School

    Have you ever tried to mop up the floodwaters of a squirter? FEMA and the Red Cross combined would be ill-equipped to handle the task; there just aren’t enough sandbags on earth to hold back those tides. Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath was nothing compared with a female ejaculator…

  • The Soul of UK Garage, Photographed by Ewen Spencer

    It's clear that we didn't appreciate UK garage enough. One man who was definitely there, however, is photographer Ewen Spencer. His latest project concerns the lauded, but still somewhat undocumented, world of UKG, and comes in the form of a new book, 'Brandy & Coke.'

  • The Subterranean Scene

    Local gangs known as combos made up of reguetoneros (“reggaeton fans”) in their late teens and early 20s haunt the subway stations of Mexico City. Most combos are guilty of general rowdiness and huffing chemicals in public, like American greasers and heavy metal fans.

  • George's Fun Happy Place

    George is ill and has a huge scar on the side of his body from surgery. He is in constant pain, but for whatever reason, the pressure of being buried in the sand or walked on gives him temporary relief. He has a lot of problems to overcome, but he's also capable of an incredible

  • Pump It Up

    Photos by Anna Ryon, styling by Lola Chatterton.

  • Deportee Purgatory

    About 40 percent of Mexican immigrants deported from the US are sent back through Tijuana. Many of the deported border crossers have established a makeshift shantytown inside a dry, concrete riverbed where the Tijuana River once flowed—called 'El Bordo.'

  • Here Comes the White-Power Safety Patrol

    Matthew has formed a group called the White Student Union that advocates for “persons of European heritage”—what most of us call “white people.” It comes as a surprise to the African American students who feel targeted by the night patrols Matthew began conducting in March…

  • Thought and Memory

    Back in 2008, when my first novel, 'A Tree Grows in Baghdad,' came out, my publisher sent me on a West Coast tour. Sometimes folks came out in droves, sometimes they didn’t. It was great to see my public, regardless. I found I liked signing books. I must have shaken a thousand ha…

  • Rat Tail

    Listen to Rat Tail's Debut Single "Introducing Rat Tail"

    Earlier this month, we shared with you the lyrics to the mysterious rapper Rat Tail's lost classic "Introducing Rat Tail." Today Rat Tail's whereabouts are unknown, but his music lives on. Thanks to us, you can stream the legendary rapper's debut track right now and absorb all of…

  • Bob Odenkirk’s Page

    VICE Endorses Jipson Talmadge

    Jipson Talmadge is a 32-year-old resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, occasional crasher of couches in Manhattan, and VICE's choice for the next mayor of New York City with his plan for an "ALL-BIKE NEW YORK!"

  • Austerity's Drug of Choice

    Greece's infamous new drug, sisa, is basically meth and filler ingredients like battery acid, engine oil, shampoo, and cooking salt. The majority of its users are poor, often homeless, city dwellers reeling from the psychological and physical impacts of a country in the grip of e…

  • The Wizard of the Saddle Rides Again

    In the middle of a park in Memphis, Tennessee, stands a statue of Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the most infamous and powerful racists in American history. When the Memphis City Council changed the name of Forrest Park, the KKK planned a massive pr…

  • Employees of the Month

    Bridget Collins grew up in Minnesota, across the street from a huge lake that’s frozen most of the year. As we sent this issue to press, she was relaxing on an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean drinking a Coca-Cola Light and thinking about “getting her groove back.”…

  • Nivek Ogre Is Totally Doomed

    Nivek Ogre (né Kevin Graham Ogilvie) is best known as the guttural screech that is synonymous with Skinny Puppy, who arguably invented electro-industrial in the early 80s. I recently spoke with Ogre about such joyful matters as the Fukushima meltdown and mass murderer Jeffrey Dah…

  • These Rappers Hate Ecstasy

    The hip-hop community’s embrace of molly has been striking, since historical stereotypes dictate that rappers are normally more interested in chilled-out drugs like cough syrup and weed. But one hip-hop group from Brooklyn called Stereo Marz is not onboard. Their debut track is t…

  • Crossing the Danube

    Between World War II and the fall of Communism, many fled Soviet-controlled East Germany and headed westward. The stories of these defectors have been exhaustively documented, but much less is known about the few who headed against the tide, west to east, repulsed by capitalism.

  • Comics

    Aromatherapy Cops

    "That's Rob Kilrape! The most vicious criminal in the city!"

  • Getting Wet

    Photos by Vincent Perini and styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos

  • Teaching Evil to Norwegians

    Norway has been linked to grandiose notions of evil for centuries. Soltun, a school Norwegians attend for one year after secondary school in the town of Harstad, announced that it will be offering a new course devoted to a yearlong study of the evil that lurks in the hearts of me…

  • Is Your Dog a Butterface? This Guy Can Help

    It’s no surprise that dog owners around the world spend bazillions to ensure that their butt-sniffing buddies are happy, healthy, and looking good—including paying plastic surgeons to achieve their ideas of pooch perfection. Edgard M. Brito is one of the world’s leading plastic s…

  • Kangaroo Scrotums Are the New Victims of Global Warming

    Climate change is a huge concern for many reasons. But it’s only recently that climate change has threatened Australia’s hilarious but substantial kangaroo nutsack trade. The hopping marsupials’ scrotums have made John Kreuger hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • Easter in the Mountains

    I shot these portraits at a small town in Nayarit during the Judea Cora, which is the Cora's version of Catholicism’s Holy Week that involves a cosmic battle and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Cora were the last indigenous group in Mexico to be conquered by the Spanish and…

  • This Is What Winning Looks Like

    I didn’t plan on spending six years covering the war in Afghanistan. But with each year, casualties and deaths rose as steadily as the local opium crop and I became obsessed with what I witnessed there—how different it was from the conflict’s portrayal in the media and in officia…

  • Gay-Proofing the Bible

    An anonymous group of Christians is claiming that, actually, the parts of the Bible that are interpreted as references to homosexuality don’t say anything at all about diddling someone who has the same type of junk as yours—and they’ve gone a step further by retranslating the res…

  • Apparently Europeans Don’t Care if Pop Stars Dress Like Nazis

    This March, Europe’s version of 'American Idol' featured a few unexpected guests: Nazis. Or, more accurately, drummers in Waffen-SS outfits that were grabbed by a costumer who was unaware that they were worn by the propagators of mankind’s worst atrocity. Everyone involved chalke…

  • Li'l Thinks

    Friends

    Friendship is a constantly self-renewing frontier of human relationships, a Wild West of emotional and temporal adventure times. The stuff of great friendships applies to kindergarteners sharing a snack as much as it does to Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks watching movies together aft…

  • Beware the Lizzies

    Photos by Leonn Ward and styling by John William.

  • A Long Way from Home

    What has America done to Chechnya? While we’ll still be searching for more information about the Tsarnaev brothers and what motivated them for months—if not years—to come, their roots in Chechnya and the history of that country are a good place to start.

  • Reviews

    I was hoping that listening to this record after 12 years of avoidance would age it like a truffle rustled from the fertile soil of Montferrat by pigs bred solely for this purpose. Unfortunately the experience was more like spraying André Sparkling Strawberry on a pile of burning…