• A Few Days in Bulgaria

    I dream I’ve been placed in an impossible situation in which suicide is the only appealing option. Not because of imminent physical destruction or incurable medical problems, but because the prospect of extreme, permanent immiseration appears in the dream as a virtual certainty…

  • Weediquette

    Kings of Cannabis - Part 1

    You might not know who Arjan Roskam is, but you’ve probably smoked his weed. Arjan’s been breeding some of the most famous marijuana strains in the world for over 20 years. In 1992 he opened his first coffee shop in Amsterdam and has since crafted his marijuana-breeding skills in…

  • Why Are There So Many Mentally Ill Drug Addicts in Cornwall?

    Cornwall is the UK's premiere coastal retreat. It's also home to some of the most drug-addled and mentally ill communities in the UK. I made the journey to Cornwall to find out why it's the place to be if you've got nowhere else to be.

  • From Milan to New York, the Art World Is Celebrating Mike Kelley

    Since the artist Mike Kelly died last year, a flurry of retrospectives have opened. An epic show co-curated by Emi Fontana currently runs at the HangarBicocca. In between summer travels, Emi took some time to talk about the late artist.

  • Eating Whale Steaks at Norway's Gorgeous Træna Music Festival

    Everyone’s got a great sauna story, right? I’m sitting in the hold of a whaling ship on the cusp of the Arctic Circle, where the Norwegian Sea borders the North Atlantic, telling mine. I'm on my way to the 11th annual Træna Festival, the remotest of music festival in the world an…

  • Weediquette

    Kings of Cannabis - Trailer

    You might not know who Arjan Roskam is, but you’ve probably smoked his weed. Arjan’s been breeding some of the most famous marijuana strains in the world—like White Widow, Super Silver Haze, and many others—for over 20 years. In 'Kings of Cannabis,' VICE joins Arjan and his crew…

  • I Spent an Entire Day On the Beijing Subway

    If Beijing's subway feeds the city's beating heart, then Line 2 is its circulatory system. Its looped route traces the path once taken by the ancient city walls, but Mao's disdain for history saw the structure make way for subterranean tunnels and the heaving ring road directly a…

  • Things Nobody Cares About at Comic-Con

    There’s plenty to love about Comic Con. The sense that you’re participating with your generation and the validation granted by other convention-goers as they smile dutifully to you in passing is great. There’s also a heap that the majority of attendees needn’t be bothered with. I…

  • Comic-Con Parties Are Where Nerds Go to Feel Sexy

    Comic-Con used to be a place to buy old comics and a nexus for the entire sci-fi/fantasy nerd culture. San Diego was one of the few places where a nerd could comfortably walk around town dressed like Mr. Spock without catching weird glances. Now, it's a five-day costumed orgy.

  • High Dives and Manicures at Saddam's Presidential Palace

    One morning in Iraq in 2003, our battalion chaplain came to our small firebase in Baghdad and told us that he had to go to one of Saddam’s palaces for meetings and wanted to take a couple of infantry squads with him so we could enjoy the facilities. He said there was a big pool a…

  • Afghanistan's Great Wall of Bones

    The wall’s creation story is a dark one. King Zamburak in the sixth century was said to have been a brutal monarch, forcing all his male subjects to work on the wall, which runs along the Sher Darwaza mountains. Those who refused were said to have been killed on the spot, their b…

  • Cleveland's Streets of Fire

    When the media talks about the City of Cleveland, it's always a negative narrative. But despite the bad rap, Cleveland is actually an incredible place, which is why photographer Peter Larson calls the city his home. In this selection, Peter captured an annual Fourth of July celeb…

  • The Barbie Dream House Experience Is the Scariest Place on Earth

    The Sawgrass Mills Mall is the second-biggest tourist attraction in Florida after Walt Disney World. Built in the shape of an alligator, the Everglades-themed outlet shopping just happens to be home to the dizzying and terrifying life-size Barbie doll house, known to the world as…

  • An Open Letter to the Most Factually Incorrect Museum in America

    Dear Guinness World Record Museum, I recently visited your Los Angeles location. I was not impressed by what I saw. It's not just that your museum was generally shitty, boring, and broken-down. There was a much larger problem than that. All of your world records appear to be, ahe…