Rocco Castoro

Editor-in-Chief, VICE

Articles by Rocco Castoro

  • The Wizard of the Saddle Rides Again

    In the middle of a park in Memphis, Tennessee, stands a statue of Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the most infamous and powerful racists in American history. When the Memphis City Council changed the name of Forrest Park, the KKK planned a massive pr…

  • The Boston Bomber Is Not Eric Twardzik

    Two days ago, radio show host Jay Thomas inaccurately said that “Eric Twardzik” had been arrested by Boston Police in connection with the Boston bombings. Eric, however, is the student who took the viral photo of an alleged "suspect" of the bombing that many outlets mistakenly cl…

  • Ann Pragg Is a Swamp Creature Whose Album Was Ten Years in the Making

    Ann Pragg is the cryptic alter ego of Matt Radick, a slightly reclusive man who lives in Gainesville, Florida. It took years to convince Matt to record songs that had been passed around on demo tapes among a small circle of fans for the better part of the decade.

  • Snoop Through the Ages

    Snoop’s looks run along a larger continuum of style that has evolved into a glorious mishmash of whatever makes him look good without pretense. With this in mind, we thought it only proper to revisit Snoop’s looks from years past for this American-themed Fashion Issue and intervi…

  • Fringes

    Guns in the Sun

    Weeks before the almost unfathomable mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, VICE editor-in-chief Rocco Castoro visited Florida to dive headfirst into its byzantine firearms laws and discover why his home state was the first in the nation to issue over one…

  • Guns in the Sun

    There are 270 million legal guns in the US. Regardless of where you stand on the issue of firearms laws, you might say that the situation presents a wicked problem—something that can’t be objectively solved or even described.

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    John McAfee States Alibi on the Record, Retains Lawyer

    Yesterday, John McAfee and his lawyer held a press meeting during which he announced that he had documentation proving “the intense corruption at all levels of the Belizean government.” On the ride over to the press meeting, John stated on the record that Sam Vanegas, his girlfri…

  • Fringes

    On the Run with John McAfee (Teaser)

    VICE editor-in-chief Rocco Castoro and photographer/videographer Robert King have been following John McAfee for the past five days, documenting his life on the run. Here is a small taste of the footage they have taken.

  • John McAfee Is in Guatemala City and He Just Hired the Best Lawyer in the Country

    This morning I had a delicious breakfast of crepes and fresh fruit with John McAfee and his 20-year-old Belizean girlfriend, Sam Vanegas, at a luxurious resort in Guatemala City. We awoke early, preparing for our meeting with powerful Guatemalan lawyer and former Attorney General…

  • Governor Chris Christie Pigged Out During Hurricane Sandy

    Most Americans are unaware that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has a password-protected livestream from a webcam mounted in his refrigerator to monitor his “food bank.” After analyzing footage taken inside the fridge sent to us by an anonymous source, we are proud to present…