• Detroit Is Already Starting to Gentrify

    With the addition of a new, lower priced Whole Foods Market in Midtown, Detroit appears to be positioning itself for the inevitable influx of poor artists, writers, musicians, and a-holes. We went to check out the Whole Foods and get a sense of what the Motor City's "urban explor…

  • Thailand's Full Moon Parties Have Been Taken Over by YOLO Idiots

    It’s an old cliché to bemoan what is compared to what used to be. But as the morning sun rises over the fluorescent debris and thousands of empty plastic cups from the night before, it's hard for me to do much else.

  • The Kabul Zoo Is a Rare Afghan Success Story

    The tale of Marjan the lion became an entry point for many Americans in understanding the larger story of Afghanistan. It was a narrative of war, hardship, and survival presented through a battle-scarred symbol of the Afghan people, their outlast-them-all, last-cat-standing, gren…

  • Weediquette

    Kings of Cannabis - Full Length

    You might not know who Arjan Roskam is, but you’ve probably smoked his weed. In 1992 he opened his first coffee shop in Amsterdam and has since crafted his marijuana-breeding skills into a market-savvy empire known as Green House Seed Company, which rakes in millions of dollars a…

  • The Refugee Family Living in a British Military Hut in Cyprus

    The well-tended garden outside Mustafa's home and the genial clutter within disguises what the house actually is—a military barracks hut made of corrugated iron. Mustafa has been here since 1998 when his boat capsized and he washed ashore. Unfortunately, the British government is…

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    Blood Sacrifice in Sumba - Full Length

    Where Shamans and warriors worship holy sea worms.

  • 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…