• Dining for Free at the Venice Biennale

    Eating free food during the intense press preview week of the 55th Venice Biennale requires work. You need to plan weeks ahead and RSVP (with the PR agencies, embassies, institutions, or other national pavilion organizers). With that one skill, you could easily hit 25 parties a d…

  • How to Become an International Soccer Coach

    Matthew Conrad was a man with a dream: he wanted to coach an international soccer team. The one tiny issue was that he'd never coached a soccer team before—not a school team, not a squad of paunchy, hungover men slumping their way into a park on a Saturday morning, and definitely…

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    The Wolfman

    Eighty-year-old Werner Freund would rather be a wolf than a man. He's been raising and living with wild wolves in Germany for the last 30 years and considers them his family. Last January, Gersin Paya from VICE Germany and a small crew drove to the town of Merzig to meet Werner a…

  • Nazis Were Once Tortured in the Heart of Kensington, London

    Today, the London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea are not places for riffraff tourists like you. It's for sultans, sheikhs, and oligarchs. But did you know it used to be home to a gargantuan torture facility? There the British subjected captured Nazis to Gulag-level torment an…

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    The VICE Guide to the Venice Biennale - Part 1

    Every two years, Venice hosts the most important contemporary art exhibition in the world. Over a period of six months, the Biennale welcomes over 375,000 visitors and raises millions of Euros. We went to Venice a few months before the official opening to meet artists, curators,

  • I Spent the Evening at Chuck E. Cheese's, the Most Magical Place on Earth

    You’re young. You’re shitty. So why aren’t you at Chuck E. Cheese’s? It is, after all, where “a kid can be a kid,” and the last time I checked, your maturity level would place you thoroughly within that demographic. Did I mention it serves beer? It serves beer.

  • Californian Vintners Are Putting Weed in Their Wine

    Weed wine is always found in an unlabeled bottle with a blank cork and I try not to get too excited or aggressively ask for more. My advice to wine enthusiasts who enjoy a decent marijuana high is to just stay cool and pray that some of this wine lands in your glass one day.

  • The Art of Taboo - Nobuyuki Oura

    Artists have always used taboo and controversy to pose questions about society. In the first episode of "The Art of Taboo" we focus on Oura Nobuyuki, who explains the meaning behind his highly controversial portraits of Japan's Showa emperor, titled "Holding Perspective."

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    The $wiftest Pigeon - Full Length

    China's spoiled young princelings aren't content with buying horses, sports cars, and insanely tacky watches alone. In tribute to the intrepid bootleggers who've propped up their country's market economy, China's rich have taken arguably the worst bird of all time, the pigeon, an…

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    Senegalese Laamb Wrestling's Marabout Ritual

    The most popular sport in Senegal isn’t soccer—it’s laamb, combining Greco-Roman wrestling moves with eclectic pre-fight rituals and dances. Laamb’s appeal has skyrocketed as the nation’s economy has plunged, and the top stars are the Michael Jordans of their country. In this seg…

  • Somaliland Is a Real Country, According to Somaliland

    At the back corner of the top floor of a little office building in London’s East End, around the corner from the Tesco down Mile End Road from the Whitechapel subway stop, sits the one-room Somaliland Mission in the UK. Yes, Somaliland, not Somalia.

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    The $wiftest Pigeon - Part 1

    China's spoiled young princelings aren't content with buying horses, sports cars, and insanely tacky watches alone. In tribute to the intrepid bootleggers who've propped up their country's market economy, China's rich have taken arguably the worst bird of all time, the pigeon, an…

  • The Mating Rituals of the Renaissance Pleasure Fair

    In many ways the fair is an elaborate mating ritual complete with pregaming, peacocking, and corsets. Inhibitions dissipate, marriages open up, and mistakes are made. But don’t worry, what happens at the faire is between you and your god, and as the cosplaying Puritans like to sa…

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    The $wiftest Pigeon - Trailer

    What is the sound of 1 million yuan flapping? China's spoiled young princelings have taken arguably the worst bird of all time, the pigeon, and slapped a Louis Vuitton logo on it. Racing pigeons are the new thoroughbreds here, with birds auctioning for hundreds of thousands of do…