Sarah Shourd did 410 days in solitary after famously getting arrested hiking in Iran. But putting total isolation on the stage wasn't easy.
In Iran, uploading a photo of yourself without a hijab, or a video of your singing, can be an act of protest.
This morning, the wife of the Orlando shooter knew about the attack and could be charged, Clinton gets a 12-point lead over Trump in a new poll, Iran threatens to "set fire" to the nuclear deal if the US reneges, and more.
A bizarre void in a dynamic Iranian art scene was filled this spring.
We traveled along the heroin trafficking route from Afghanistan into Iran, Turkey, and Eastern Europe, meeting growers, addicts, and experts along the way.
The United States almost never grants asylum to citizens of EU countries, but in a select few cases, people have fled violations of their human rights in Europe.
Check out the trailer for our upcoming episode of 'VICE' on HBO, airing April 28 at 11 PM.
I guess interrogations, wire tapping, and the constant paranoia that you're being followed is what you get when you try to investigate separatist movements on a tourist visa.
Apr 10, 2016
While the country's leaders grapple with the West, these young Iranian skaters are living their lives, weaving between French Peugeot cars and Paykan from the time of the Shah. In Tehran, the road belongs to them.
The Satanic Verses is to Muslim intellectuals what Infinite Jest is to hipsters: It's on everyone's shelves and they all have strong opinions on the author, but most haven't read past the first 30 pages.
This morning, Oscars host Chris Rock hits out at Hollywood racism, Donald Trump declines to condemn the Ku Klux Klan, the UN will deliver aid to 150,000 Syrians, and more.
This morning, Rubio lays into Trump at the latest Republican debate, polls open today in Iran, Facebook employees have defaced a Black Lives Matter slogan, and more.
Thousands of young painters and sculptors in Tehran are turning contemporary art into a powerful social force.
Feb 10, 2016
This morning, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump win in New Hampshire, the Supreme Court halts Obama's climate chance plans, Kanye West has claimed Bill Cosby is innocent, and more.
Since VICE visited the country in 2015 their own citizens have become one of the largest groups of foreign fighters to join the Islamic State. Despite this, the US maintains that our commitment to the country is greater than ever.
As tensions between the two Middle Eastern powers intensify, is there actually a chance of a shooting war breaking out? And how disastrous would that be?
A roundup of which nation-states humankind should be worried about this year.
In 2013, Ali Eskandarian was shot dead in New York along with two members of the Iranian punk band Yellow Dogs. Here is an exclusive excerpt from his semi-autobiographical novel, Golden Years.
In this episode from season three, we investigated the deadly synthetic drug boom, then visited Iran to see how homosexuals and transsexuals navigate the country's terrifying cultural landscape.
The ban is the latest sign that relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran are rapidly deteriorating.
In Iran, getting together with your friends for a night of dancing and drinking is against the law—but that doesn't mean that young people don't do it.
When Iranian pro basketball player Behdad Sami busted his shin in 2011, he chased another unlikely dream: to release his own video game.
Iran executes hundreds of people for drug crimes every year, and yet the international community continues to fund its brutal drug wars.
This morning, orca whale breeding is banned at California's Seaworld, North Korea prepares for a massive party, NASA finds "red water" on Pluto, and more.