• Haircut

    We are pleased to present to you a new short story by Barry Gifford, one of the shrewdest and most authentically American authors to ever put words on a page. This short and sweet one is from his forthcoming collection The Roy Stories. It’s about a pedophile barber named R…

  • Bob Odenkirk’s Page

    Show Us Your Pit Stains

    It’s the dog days of summer, but not everyone is in the Hamptons cranking the AC... Some of us have to work. Every August, VICE checks out the most awesome pit stains on the sweaty, hardworking men and women of New York City to find the most beautiful sweat pools and salty notabl…

  • Comics

    E.T. On the Street

    E.T. was roaming the street robbing homies, when he ran into a dealer and asked him for Reece's Pieces. It didn't end well, but you probably already know that, because this is Johnny Ryan's page, not some 1980s Steven Spielberg kids movie.

  • Music Reviews

    This month around VICE junction, the heavy and weird stuff ruled, and the normal crap and rap music drooled. There are exceptions, of course; A$AP Ferg’s 'Trap Lord' is great; meanwhile, the faster we eradicate Norma Jean from the face of the Earth, the faster we will know true h…

  • How Do You Kill Giant Cats? Get Some Giant Dogs

    The animals in Australia’s Northern Territory tend to be bigger than wildlife elsewhere, so when reports emerged that thousands of feral cats, weighing up to 45 pounds, were roaming around and tearing apart anything smaller than them, it wasn’t exactly a shock. Now, the scientist…

  • The Nine-Year-Old Romanian Strongman and His Pissed-off Dad

    Giuliano Stroe is probably the strongest nine-year-old on the planet. The Romanian boy started lifting weights when he was two and has set world records for doing push-ups without letting his feet touch the ground, along the way acquiring about 15,000 YouTube subscribers and more…

  • Sweden’s Shitty Sewage-Sludge Debate

    Using sludge to grow crops has dredged up a lot of controversy in Sweden. Some studies in the US have shown that people who live near land fertilized by sludge have suffered symptoms like burning in their eyes and rashes, and cancer.

  • Rat Tail

    "Motorola Queen"

    Here are the lyrics to the long-lost classic “Motorola Queen” by the completely unknown white 80s hip-hop artist, Rat Tail, whose current whereabouts are unknown. It was transcribed from a cassette tape discovered last November, wrapped in a ball of human hair in a garbage dump i…

  • What's the Frequency, Iasos?

    If you’ve ever had a near-death experience, chances are you’ve been fortunate enough—depending on how you look at it—to hear music that sounds identical to the blissed-out tones produced by the mononymous minstrel Iasos.

  • The Magician's Retreat

    A black winged creature flew into the room and fluttered about erratically. “A bat!” I screamed. Transylvanian thoughts caromed through my mind. “No… wait! It’s a fucking moth!” Raf shouted, as it hurtled to a stop upside down in a corner where the ceiling met the wall. “Holy shi…

  • Skinema

    Babysit My Ass

    In April, after a battery of tests, at age three and a half, my firstborn son was diagnosed on the autism spectrum. I should have realized something was up when he lined 34 pancake bites across his highchair tray equidistant apart from each other in a straight line.

  • Prison Pit

    In a rancid, sweltering prison yard ringed by a high wall topped with barbed wire sat three cages. They stood about 12 feet wide and 15 feet tall—each crammed with more than 30 human bodies.

  • Wave of Immolation

    It’s not every day that you meet someone who has set himself on fire. One reason for this is because it’s pretty much the most awful and insane thing imaginable. On a recent trip to Bulgaria, I met not one but two people who had survived suicide attempts by fire.

  • Meryton Revisited

    Photos by Rory DCS and styling by Bertie Brandes and Charlotte Roberts.

  • The Place Women Go to Get Raped

    Yasmine’s story goes like this: Men enclosed a circle around her, ripped her clothes, beat her, dragged her through the streets, while penetrating her with their fingers and knives.

  • When Are We Going to Finally Colonize Space?

    The Earth is doomed, and the only question is how long humanity has left. Fortunately, we have options: in the past few years there’s been a flurry of potentially habitable planets discovered. To learn more about our future on other planets, we talked to a scientist.

  • Long Live the New Flesh

    Photos by Richard Kern and styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos.

  • Li'l Thinks

    The End of High-Low

    By now, to say that highbrow and lowbrow—or high culture and low culture—form a false dichotomy is pretty, you know, obvs. Maybe we’ve felt it to be true for a while, that the idea of high and low as discrete and opposed units of whatever—of product or content or idea—was dumb; m…

  • Itty-Bitty Kitty, Giant Spirit

    If you’ve spent any time on the internet, you probably already know all about Lil Bub—the adorable “perma-kitten” who has captured the hearts of millions. To prepare for the next stage of Bub’s celebrity catdom, Bub's owner contacted Christine Agro, pet psychic to the stars, to p…

  • I Left My Lungs in Aamjiwnaang

    The first thing you notice about Sarnia, Ontario, is the smell: a potent mix of gasoline, melting asphalt, and the occasional trace of rotten egg. Shortly after my arrival I already felt unpleasantly high and dizzy, like I wasn’t getting enough air. Maybe this had something to do…

  • The Ghost Rapes of Bolivia

    For a while, the residents of Manitoba Colony thought demons were raping the town’s women. There was no other way of explaining how a woman could wake up with blood and semen stains smeared across her sheets and no memory of the previous night.

  • It’s Good to Be the King

    I was traveling with Arjan Roskam, self-described “King of Cannabis,” through the mountains and jungles of Colombia, along with a crew of international pot growers he calls the “Strain Hunters.” We were searching for three exceptional but elusive varieties of marijuana that have…

  • It Don’t Gitmo Better Than This

    A T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan IT DON’T GITMO BETTER THAN THIS is perhaps the definitive physical manifestation of globalization. Sewn in Honduras and sold by Jamaican contractors on land rented from Cuba, the shirt celebrates an American prison holding Muslims who’ve been…