It was just a reminder of how poorly equipped the country's military is.
In an effort to find out how life in Chicago and Iraq might be similar beyond bullets and blood, I talked with two teenage girls who hail from those locales about everything from crushing on boys to religion and music.
VICE Germany spent a day with Anna Konda, the Herculean dom and founder of Berlin's Female Fight Club, a place women come to from all over the world to wrestle (and sometimes smash watermelons between their thighs).
If the original Thanksgiving was all about breaking bread with Native Americans, then the modern version would be stuffing your face at the buffet of a tribal temple of gambling.
Last July, a hiker was savagely mauled by a polar bear in the Arctic. We went back with him to the scene of the attack to investigate why climate change is causing polar bears to target humans.
How a trek to one of most beautiful places on earth turned into a nightmare thanks to a hungry bear and the slowly melting Arctic ice.
VICE Mexico visits Father Federico Loos, a North American priest who moved to Mexico in 1977 to help gangbangers exchange their Glocks for God.
Sixty-year-old Jimmy Ho opened his first tattoo shop in Hong Kong at the age of 14 and has spent the last 40 years tattooing everyone from movie stars to local gangsters.
VICE Japan traveled to Malica, where 4,600 Japanese soldiers and 3,200 American soldiers were killed on the battlefield, and where local "bone hunters" are still searching for the soldiers' remains.
Through the evening and into the night, the Stratford Center houses a community of skaters, dancers, and body-poppers who move liberated from stereo to stereo. It's like being in an 80s version of the future.
A former US Army sergeant looks back on a lost weekend in 2003 involving a generous Marine major, a belly dancer, and a lot of Jack and Cokes.
On a Saturday evening in East Rutherford, I watched a crowd of Brady fans lose their goddamn minds in front of their idols.
The Manor isn't just a place where women get naked, it also sponsors transitional housing for the down and out, and seven months ago began holding church services.
A vacant 525-bed Oregon prison is being used to showcase America's obsession with mass incarceration.
Over the last 15-odd years, the Gibraltar government's bet on attracting online gambling companies with low tax rates and other incentives has paid off spectacularly.
The family-run nonprofit houses all sorts of formerly famous nonhuman animals, but it's been accused by the Department of Agriculture for not providing its creatures with safe or sanitary living conditions.
I talked with Dr. Daniel Wescott, director of the Texas State Forensic Anthropology Center, about how bodies decompose in the wild and what our bones say about us.
Earlier this year, Cinnabon and Pizza Hut opened up in Erbil, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Now there's a Hardee's there too. We tried it out.
For the past two years, Montreal's streets have been patrolled by a short, slim, vegan, queer radical feminist crusader named LightStep.
Has the recent influx of stranger-meeting services like Airbnb and Tinder normalized the idea of housing people we barely know, or do we just do it more now because it usually ends in either sex or an exchange of money?
Can a small band of veterinarians who lop off rhino horns with chainsaws save the species from poachers?
There are moments in On the Road when the author seems cured of his own mental health issues, so I figured that a freewheeling, weed-smoking experience might have the same effect on me.
Riski is seven years old and spends nearly all his time in Pondok Kelapa Public Cemetery, where he's a sort of funeral director, gravedigger, and night watchman.
Thousands of flowers take up the pavement outside self-service shops in the weeks leading up to All Saints' Day, but they're all fake.