Apr 25, 2014
Peruvian artist LU.CU.MA spent 27 years in jail for the murder of his brother, among other crimes. After his release, LU.CU.MA—short for Luis Cuevas Manchego—swore to turn himself around. He traded the machine guns, hand grenades, and knives that he…
Mar 13, 2014
Voguing is an urban dance inspired by model poses in the pages of Vogue, where dancers gather to compete in Voguing "battles."
Mar 10, 2014
Despite its tiny population, Iceland has a reputation in the World's Strongest Man competition that stands higher than perhaps any other country's. This small, black rock in the middle of the ocean has produced a lineage of strongmen dating back to…
Feb 13, 2014
With unique access to three of the city's most notorious strip clubs, their best-known dancers, management, and loyal customers, Atlanta: Strip City explores what it's really like to get naked and dance for money in the strip club capital of the wo…
Jan 29, 2014
A global scene of around 20,000 doll makers and collectors has developed around life-like replicas of newborns called Reborn Babies. The price of these dolls is usually anywhere from $250 to $800, depending on the complexity and level of detail. The most
Dec 17, 2013
A Japanese movie producer wasn't satisfied with the professional fighting tournaments out there, so he made his own—one that has as few rules as possible in an attempt to replicate street fighting.
Dec 11, 2013
God is descending on Minneapolis in the form of invisible spliffs and imaginary lines of coke. The Drunken Glory movement—spawned by events like the Florida Outpouring and Toronto Blessing in the 90s, at which people appeared to be inebriated and high pur…
Oct 22, 2013
The ladies of Asgarda are self-proclaimed descendants of the legendary Amazon warrior women who, according to myth, once roamed parts of what is now Ukraine. We traveled to the Carpathian Mountains in Western Ukraine to attend one of Asgarda's recruitment…
Oct 18, 2013
Hell is a quaint little village in Norway. There are red-roofed houses, a post office, a grocery store, even a church. It literally freezes over during the winter. There's also the Blues in Hell Festival, which this year brought a host of legendary blues
Dec 30, 2013
Once a year the traffic in South Carolina comes to a standstill as the streets fill with brightly customized sports bikes, with their riders taking advantage of the state's "no helmet" law to perform burnouts and stunts up and down the main strip along th…
Oct 4, 2013
Former chef and martial arts trainer Peter Fitzek has founded his own micronation called the Kingdom of Germany.
Dec 28, 2013
Every August, while Europe's desk jockeys shut off their phones and head to the beach, the junkies of Prague set up camp in the poppy fields outside the city for a vacation of their own. For one glorious month, there are no cops to run from, no dealers to…