Heather Lighton's pictures of cute kids and hilarious pets from the world capital of kawaii.
In the town of Taunggyi, Burma, locals gather to launch hundreds of hot-air balloons packed with homemade fireworks at the Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival to mark the end of the rainy season.
For her most recent series, No Slam Dunks, the photographer is shooting her two favorite things: her pals and empty public spaces.
If your name happens to be Elizabeth Gallagher and you have a Canadian passport, have we got the deal of a lifetime for you!
If you get a lap dance in the UK, you're probably receiving it from a girl who has to pay fees to work and deals with bullying bosses, arbitrary fines, and terrible conditions.
Imbalu, the public circumcision of adult men, is an age-old ritual that government representatives and local boosters in southeast Uganda want to promote as a major tourist attraction. But the dubious ethicality of imposing the painful procedure on unwill…
I spent a night seeing what London nightlife looks like for tourists. As it turns out, it's full of tacky pubs and overpriced transportation.
Eddie Huang, VICE's resident bao chef and bon vivant, used to have a very popular show on this website. The show had a great name, but unfortunately we recently had to retire that name at the strong urging of our lawyers. The show's getting a relaunch, wi…
I wanted to see what London looks like to the rest of the planet, and it turns out it's pretty much the misery capital of the entire world.
When I visited the camel market in Birqash recently, I could hear sticks as they whipped through the air and cracked on strained, burdened flesh.
In roughly 20 years Vietnam went from being one of the poorest countries in the world to a place where drinking until you puke is such a large part of the culture that many bars have "puke sinks" built into them.
Southern China has always had a tradition of dining on dogs—people from other parts of the country even joke that Southerners will eat anything with legs but the dinner table. Since the 1990s the town of Yulin has maintained the unique tradition of holdin…
Mothers-to-be are crowding the shores of Miami and hiring bilingual companies to find them short-term leases and high-quality medical care before they jet back home.
Dakota Joe's life was a mess of crime and addiction until, following a stint in prison that got him sober, Joe decided to do what he wanted to since he was a little kid: hike the Appalachian Trail.
There's an old adage that Saskatoon, in central Saskatchewan, Canada, has "got nothing but hookers and hockey players," but there's also a simmering underbelly of pure rock n' roll debauchery at a level that only people from backwater towns can understand…
Tunisian Artist Karim Jabbari started a project called Toward the Light, which he hopes will pull young artists away from drug smuggling and violence in his impoverished homeland.
I just watched grown men and women put tighty-whitey underwear on a goat. Competitively. Welcome to the gay rodeo.
We went to Madagascar in the fall of 2013 because the village of Beranimbo had been an epicenter of a black plague outbreak that resulted in nearly 600 cases and more than 90 deaths across the country. Madagascar reports the most instances of the disease
The Buzludzha was a great monument to the communist regime. Now it's just a wasteland.
We found our seats among the rusted steal poles that wrapped around the arena. Then we sat back hoping to cash in as two cocks ferociously clawed each other to death. If we won, we'd earn roughly 20 cents—a fair day's wage for a country with an average sa…
Britain's seaside towns exist in a strange purgatory, fluctuating between periods of disarray and regeneration: closed-down pubs and gastronomic renaissances, arts council initiatives, and heroin epidemics.
As alcohol taxes rise along with water, gas, and electricity costs, mounting concerns weigh on Carakale's young founder, Yazan Karadsheh.
Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto, used to be the accountant responsible for the cartel's billions of dollars. Now, he operates their old house in Medellin, Colombia, as a museum and claims he's curing AIDS by studying horses.
Gone are the communist days when Romanian parents only visited pools to clean the lice off their children's heads. Băile Felix, once a Soviet trench filled with meat, is now a big, wet mall.