In the 1960s, Richard Stratton distributed thousands of pounds of weed and worked for High Times. His memoir, Smuggler's Blues, tells his story of straddling the criminal and literary worlds.
The week-long desert party laid the foundations for festivals all around the world, from Boomtown and Secret Garden Party to events in Denmark, Australia, South Africa, and Bulgaria.
They build their own houses, tend their own farms, grow their own weed, and get drunk on the cheap.
For an assorted cast of wild characters, River Valley Farm is a paradise.
Serra, who took a (probably LSD-inspired) vow of poverty and has been jailed twice for refusing to pay taxes, has been a go-to lawyer for what he calls "anti-government entities" since the 1960s.
A boy in a panda hat doing NOS balloons, couples fingering each other in sleeping bags, and a strange tent-human hybrid.
Gone is the time when you'd drive off in your parents' car, sell it, and give the money to some all-supreme leader before being treated to a welcoming orgy in a goat shed. Today's communes have grown up.
From abandoned warehouses to scenic picnic destinations, the fire-obsessed kids of Montreal brave all conditions to practice what they love.
It's O-Week in New Zealand and things are mildly more debaucherous than usual.
Anna Pantelia's portraits capture what life is like for people who have traded in apartments for houseboats.
John Roberts documented the Bay Area's pre-AIDS, post-Hippie era, but until recently he thought all of his photos had been lost forever.
Leslie is taking a meditative bath and trying to come up with today's comic.
For a complete list of the worst Beatles songs, gather their discography in one long queue and press play.
Hated by cops and locals, "Frestonia" was home to a bunch of pioneering weirdos who built a micronation complete with its own cultural institutions.
Operation Plowshare was all about using nuclear weapons for peaceful purposes—but the program produced few economic benefits and, activists say, polluted Colorado with radiation.
As marijuana cultivation outgrows its black market roots, the industry, consumers, scientists, regulators, and environmentalists have begun working together toward a more sustainable future.
For 32 years, a group of activists have been living in camper vans on the west coast of Scotland in an ongoing—and mostly hopeless—effort to convince the government to get rid of its nuclear weapons. Could there be a breakthrough if Scotland votes for ind…
Law enforcement officials in the small Mormon town of Heber City, Utah, are bracing themselves for this year's Rainbow Family Gathering, a hippy jamboree that draws the seedier elements of the hippy fringe. On Monday, police arrested a woman known as "Hit…
For four days, hundreds of people from all over the world took over the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose to wear leather and get laid in dungeons, cramped hotel rooms, and public bathrooms.
In an attempt to psych out the conservative politician who thinks that climate change is a bunch of hooey, the crew will, one by one, approach him while he's giving his speech, paint a circle around one of their eyes, and stare at him.
Lucas Foglia's photographs beautifully capture his subjects finding a balance between human nature and the natural world.
Here's a letter from a self-proclaimed old person who reads VICE. Send us more letters, olds. You shall be heard. The world may be fast-moving and scary to you, but you have a calm friend in VICE. Let us be your most trusted media outlet during your final…
It's 1986 and I'm in People's Park, Berkeley, California. I'm photographing the remnants of the late 1960s, a time when tripping hippies and protesting students made national news. Drugs are still here but no longer synonymous with enlightenment. There ar…
I went to San Francisco to visit what is basically a museum devoted to acid and listened to Mark as he smoked a joint and rapped at me about rebirth and the good old days.