• The Panamanian Village Where Kids Are Named After Dictators

    In La Villa de Los Santos, names like Caesar Augustus and Julius Caesar used to be popular, but somewhere along the way the ancient historical figures gave way to more recent strongmen like Hitler, Lenin, Fidel, and Stalin.

  • The VICE Report

    Snake Island - Trailer

    The highest concentration of one of the most venomous snakes in the world is located about 90 miles off the coast of Santos, Brazil, on a small, craggy chunk of otherwise uninhabitable land. It’s known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, or Snake Island.

  • Paving Native Land to Put Up a Tourist Park

    For centuries, Mexico's Tarahumara have been chased into the mountains by conquistadors, missionaries, and mining operations. Now real estate developers want some of the last rocky land the tribe has left and the priceless view that goes along with it.

  • When Irish Guys Are Smiling

    South Boston's legendarily divisive St. Patrick's Day Parade was marched amid considerable rancor between gay-veterans groups and parade organizers. But the parade went on Sunday, and I chatted with a few shamrock-festooned revelers about what St. Patrick's Day means to them—othe…

  • I Had a Scammer Tortured by Police in Tanzania

    I reported the guy who sold me a fake bus ticket to the police, and I followed them to the station, but my perspective changed when I realized he was about to be brutally beaten.

  • Brazil's First Gay Church Preaches Family Values

    The Igreja Cristã Contemporânea congregation is free of homophobia but has all the trappings of a traditional church, and pastor Marcos Gladstone preaches about the importance of monogamy and good works.

  • I Visited LA's Museum of Velvet Paintings

    The Velveteria is the world's only museum dedicated to the 20th century pop-art phenomenon of velvet paintings. Known for their starkly colorful, cartoonish imagery, velvets are often dismissed as camp and garish. The proprietors of this Los Angeles gallery hope to change that pe…

  • The VICE Guide to Travel

    Kingdom of the Little People

    In a land far, far away, love flourishes in a kingdom quite unlike any other. In mushroom-shaped homes and old dormitories, a community of dwarfs—all less than 51 inches tall—can be found singing, dancing, and performing on a daily basis for visiting tourists.

  • The Punks of Disneyland

    Disneyland's social clubs are made up of young people so in love with the amusement park that they've tattooed themselves with its logos. They've been accused of smoking weed and starting fights, but they say they're all about good clean fun.

  • Fringes

    Nest of Giants

    Despite its tiny population, Iceland has a reputation in the World's Strongest Man competition that stands higher than perhaps any other country's. This small, black rock in the middle of the ocean has produced a lineage of strongmen dating back to the Vikings.

  • Partying with One of Burma's Largest Rebel Armies

    We visited the SSA-S base in the Shan State mountains, drank rice wine, and talked about war.

  • Mexicalia

    Mexican Muslims

    VICE Mexico traveled to Chiapas, Mexico, to meet Cheb Cheb Ibrahim, one of the first Mexican Indians to convert to Islam and a member of the only indigenous Muslim community in Mexico.

  • Neither Big nor Easy

    Riding a Parade Float with Mardi Gras's First Rock Band

    The afternoon included a lot of pink costumes, an insanely elaborate hat, a crowd of rowdy families, and a semi-serious head injury suffered by the singer—all in all, a pretty typical performance from Mardi Gras band Pink Slip.

  • Totalitarian Tourism in Cambodia

    I went to the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) headquarters to meet Sam Rainsy, the controversial opposition leader who has a habit of leaving his colleagues red-faced while trying to explain away his gaffes. Despite his slip-ups, Rainsy seems to be talking about Cambodia's