The goal of Emile Klein's You're US project is to paint portraits of three people from every state—cycling from subject to subject. So far, he's traveled 14,000 miles and painted 40 Americans from ten different states.
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In the first episode of our new show, California Soul, we head out to California's drought-ravaged towns and see what people are doing to carry on.
"I go to funerals dressed as Hitler. That sometimes has a negative effect because those who've come to mourn stop crying and talk to me instead."
At the Liyuan Dog Market, the largest canine bazaar in China, animals are often mistreated and sometimes die just a week after purchase, but dog lovers have few other options when they want to buy a pet.
George McCoy has been releasing guidebooks to the UK's brothels for over a decade. We spent a day with him visiting cathouses around Sheffield.
Along with plenty of shady characters, the business offers a window into the changing drug habits of rural, white America.
Ragoutsaria has its roots in ancient Dionysian rituals and is supposed to scare away evil spirits.
Campania Felix has become the "Land of Fires," as it is popularly known. When people travel here, they see continual columns of smoke and flames, signs of the garbage that is torched in the countryside.
The UK capital now has a literal playground for the rich. In the sky.
Beavers are killing Patagonia, so people are killing the beavers. There's no simpler way of putting it.
Mining operations are often intertwined—voluntarily or otherwise—with Colombia's criminal underworld. Many mines pay an extortion tax to whichever armed group is in charge of the region.
When I went from working with NGOs to the private sector, a crazy business partner and some shady cops nearly derailed my business.
Alcohol is strictly regulated and widely prohibited in Canada's youngest territory, Nunavut. We went there to explore the issue of prohibition and whether it's helping or hurting the territory's social crises.
Is the animosity between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots still too great for any chance of reconciliation?
I moved to Dresden, Germany, to get away from the UK's right wingers, but found myself surrounded by racist assholes.
The biannual six-day festival includes a lot of drinking, a lot of parades, and a lot of extremely dangerous encounters with bulls.
Although taking people to the giant icy hunk of land at the bottom of the world brings attention and awareness to the area's environmental issues, there are risks involved for the continent's avian inhabitants.
Recently a storm took out a chain link fence separating the two countries at a park bisecting Tijuana and San Diego, letting people jump back and forth between nations.
These workers travel the country, sightseeing and staying overnight in RV parks while laboring in low-wage temp jobs—and at least some of them love the lifestyle.
How do you memorialize the nation's biggest inside joke? As I learned, it takes a whole lot of statues.
I caught up with him after the Charlie Hebdo attacks to see if he was worried about being targeted by al Qaeda.
In the fourth episode of the second season of VICE, Thomas Morton heads to Syria to take a look at the front line of the battle for a Kurdish state, and Vikram Gandhi traces the illicit rhino-horn trade.
A usually quiet city was jarred by sudden violence, and in the aftermath many are wondering what can be done to prevent another tragedy.