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  • Lunch with the North Korean Basketball Team

    After making basketball history playing alongside the North Korean National Team, VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy and the Harlem Globetrotters sat down for a meal with the North Korean players. They discussed highlights from the game and their reactions to the surprise appearance o…

  • The World Is Sinking - Preventative Measures

    VICE co-founder Shane Smith explores global warming by talking to leading experts about what can be done to save the world from the impending disasters that are caused by rising water levels.

  • Senegalese Laamb Wrestling's Marabout Ritual

    The most popular sport in Senegal isn’t soccer—it’s laamb, combining Greco-Roman wrestling moves with eclectic pre-fight rituals and dances. Laamb’s appeal has skyrocketed as the nation’s economy has plunged, and the top stars are the Michael Jordans of their country. In this seg…

  • Kicking Heroin with an Ibogaine Ceremony

    Heroin is the most addictive drug on earth, and some people will do anything to kick the habit. Enter ibogaine, a drug made out of the African iboga root, whose intense, hallucinogenic properties make it a class-A felony drug. But many swear it's the most effective way to kick he…

  • Tobaccoland

    The tobacco industry in Indonesia is virtually unregulated. The result? Over two-thirds of all men are smokers, and it is commonplace for children as young as six to take up the habit. Tobacco is a $100 billion industry here, with TV and print ads everywhere. While investigating

  • Strolling the Thames in China

    VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy takes a stroll with some tour guides through Thames Town in Songjiang, China. The British-style town is part of the "One City, Nine Towns" plan that China has established for the outskirts of Shanghai.

  • Egypt on the Brink - Women Under Assault

    VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi meets with some local activists around Tahrir Square to learn about the horrible conditions female protesters have been put in while their country has been turned upside down.

  • Meet Kalpana Saroj, India's Dalit Queen

    VICE co-founder Shane Smith meets real-life slum-dog millionaire Kalpana Saroj, who was once a Dalit at the very bottom of the Indian caste system and earned only pennies a day in a sweatshop. She eventually became a talented tailor, making $5 every day, and then miraculously ros…

  • The Fat Farms of Mauritania

    In Mauritania, a country crippled by food shortages, obesity is viewed as a sign of wealth and prestige in a woman. To attain Mauritanian standards of beauty, many women undergo the practice of 'gavage,' or "fattening up." While traditionally the practice of fattening includes ch…

  • Chinese Cockblock - The Sex Doll Factory

    With 50 million more men than women, the sex industry in China is growing rapidly. For episode five of 'VICE' on HBO, we went to a sex-doll factory in the city of Dalian to see the effects of the uneven dating landscape.

  • Mormon Lost Boys - Nikita's Story

    During our time in Colorado City, Arizona, we met 16-year-old Nikita Timpson, who spoke with us about her life in the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints and her upbringing in a polygamous family.

  • Mormon Lost Boys - Lorin's Story

    Lorin Holm was excommunicated from the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints in 2011 following an edict from imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs. He invited us into his home for a first-hand look at the house he once shared with his three wives and 25 children.

  • America's Most Heavily Armed Church

    Pastor Larry Allen is the pistol-packing preacher who runs the New Life Baptist Church and Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The church is protected by an ex-police security team and all of the students are warriors when it comes to gun safety drills and procedures. In this cli…

  • European Meltdown - The New Face of French Nationalism

    Amidst the economic strain in France, the far right Front National party has experienced a resurgence in popularity. In this clip that we shot for episode four of 'VICE' on HBO, Shane meets the new faces of French nationalism and the successors of the Le Pen lineage, Marine Le Pe…

  • Grocery Shopping for North Korean Defectors

    Thousands of North Koreans cross the border illegally into China every year. If they are arrested in communist Laos, there’s the possibility of being sent back to North Korea, where they face prison camps or worse. We recently met up with a South Korean pastor who moves defectors…

  • Pakistani Dress Up

    Before heading out to the Line of Control that divides India and Pakistan, Shane decides to buy the local garb—shalwar kameez—to fit in.

  • Going on a Raid in Bajaur

    While shooting in Bajaur, Pakistan—considered the main refuge and supply route for Taliban insurgents—Shane gets a firsthand look at what a raid operation with Bajaur scouts looks like.

  • Escape from North Korea - Hanawon Resettlement Center

    Before a defector can officially become a member of South Korean society, he or she must complete a program at the Hanawon Resettlement Center. Thomas Morton sits down with the Director of Education to get a glimpse into the crash course that transforms defector into denizen.