ALONE: An Existential Haunting is an elaborate (and expensive) Halloween event in downtown Los Angeles that focuses less on ghouls and zombies and more on making you feel like shit.
Hated by cops and locals, "Frestonia" was home to a bunch of pioneering weirdos who built a micronation complete with its own cultural institutions.
"I wouldn't say I was brave. Or maybe it is bravery, but the most important thing in my mind is to look objectively at the risks and decide whether or not you think you could help."
On December 7, 1959, sometime between midnight and dawn, Dr. Harold N. Perelson lost his mind. After beating his wife to death with a hammer he attacked his daughter—who survived—and then killed himself by drinking a glass of acid. No one lives in the hou…
I spent a night seeing what London nightlife looks like for tourists. As it turns out, it's full of tacky pubs and overpriced transportation.
Imbalu, the public circumcision of adult men, is an age-old ritual that government representatives and local boosters in southeast Uganda want to promote as a major tourist attraction. But the dubious ethicality of imposing the painful procedure on unwill…
VICE News was in Belgrade to monitor the anti-LGBT protests and meet members of Serbia's gay community who were determined to defy the intimidation and march through the streets regardless of the risks.
While every country holds the right to refuse access to foreign nationals, it seems that Israel is extending the concept of "security threat" to anyone expressing oppositional political views.
In September, 2015, Danish citizen Andreas Mogensen will become the first of his countrymen to be shot into space.
Carlos Pedro used to body-surf. Now he leads a project to map the Rocinha slum using handwritten algorithms.
I wanted to see what London looks like to the rest of the planet, and it turns out it's pretty much the misery capital of the entire world.
Like the dude on safari who doesn't lift his head from the lens, many of us have started vacation to accumulate stories, photos, and experiences rather than just letting the unfamiliar wash over us, and reveling in the surprise of unexpected things.
When I visited the camel market in Birqash recently, I could hear sticks as they whipped through the air and cracked on strained, burdened flesh.
In parts of Peru, there's a culinary delicacy that's made by liquefying rare frogs. Drinking the concoction is said to cure bronchitis, tuberculosis, asthma, arthritis, and even impotence.
In roughly 20 years Vietnam went from being one of the poorest countries in the world to a place where drinking until you puke is such a large part of the culture that many bars have "puke sinks" built into them.
I talked to the full-time volunteers working to spread the good news about the end of the world and turn commuters into converts.
As the Detroit Blight Task Force begins tearing down the city's crumbling buildings, the artists of the Seafoam Palace are trying to save the wreckage and transform it into something new.
Flagstaff, Arizona, is trying to combat panhandling by giving homeless people coupon booklets called "Better Bucks." I tried them out to see if they were all they were cracked up to be.
I talked to a French-Hungarian who opposes immigration to Hungary but is hoping to set up a community of French nationalists in his adopted country.
Southern China has always had a tradition of dining on dogs—people from other parts of the country even joke that Southerners will eat anything with legs but the dinner table. Since the 1990s the town of Yulin has maintained the unique tradition of holdin…
Mothers-to-be are crowding the shores of Miami and hiring bilingual companies to find them short-term leases and high-quality medical care before they jet back home.
After years of neglect by London, Clacton-on-Sea has turned toward the anti-immigrant, anti–European Union UK Independence Party.
If you're planning to spend the weekend in the Dutch countryside with a load of Disney princesses, orcs, and witches, my advice is to make sure you go prepared.
During the Cold War, the heavily fortified Taiwanese island of Kinmen was so dense with soldiers that the state opened brothels for military personnel. The last of them stayed open until 1990.