The military exercise also included threats such as a band of hooligans armed with sticks and drunk wedding guests engaging in local folk dance.
They're trading their flip phones for iPhones, browsing /r/vagabond, and bringing an age-old tradition of train hopping into the Information Age.
Denver's Civic Center Park was technically a no-smoking zone on 4/20, but that didn't stop people from gathering for an impromptu toke.
Niño Fidencio and his legendary healing abilities may not be officially recognized by the Catholic Church, but 40,000 people gather in a small Mexican village each year to celebrate the unofficial saint.
A weak government and a lack of public oversight have hampered efforts to help the Wayuu people in La Guajira deal with an ongoing water shortage that has turned into a full-on crisis
Gone is the time when you'd drive off in your parents' car, sell it, and give the money to some all-supreme leader before being treated to a welcoming orgy in a goat shed. Today's communes have grown up.
I called Cooladdi's only listed phone number and talked to Roxanne Muller, who is part of the family that makes up 100 percent of the tiny town.
The women of the Syrian Civil Defense have to stabilize patients on the back of pickup trucks amid missile showers while dealing with a culture that says such situations are no place for women.
These days, Fire Island's decaying gay bars mostly attract middle-age men. We went to America's most notorious gay travel spot to see if young gays can enjoy the fun.
Gentrification is threatening what has historically been one of the most diverse areas of the city.
Magaluf club owner Paul Smith explains how a series of blowjobs resulted in the arrest of the local police chief on corruption charges.
Cute aspects of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's effort to expand the role of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces could have the effect of rehabilitating Japanese militarism.
Going in search of England in the towns Skegness, Boston, and Grimsby.
The "Vodění Jidáše" tradition can be a bit confusing, but at the end of it a bunch of kids get candy.
Where do you start when you're looking for 68,000 lost souls?
A group of London squatters calling themselves ANAL (get it?) moved even closer to the Queen of England last week.
A tour of "the Boneyard," where old planes sit baking in the Arizona desert heat, waiting to be recycled or transported to US allies.
VICE Mexico visited the Sonora desert in search of Bufo alvarius, an endemic toad species that contains a very high dosage of the hallucinogen 5-MEO-DMT in its body.
After my parents divorced, my dad was a twitching nerve who constantly smoked, didn't sleep much, and brought us to amusement parks every other weekend.
The aftermath of the murder of a 24-year-old British woman captures the uneasy mix of conservatism and behind-closed-doors hedonism in the Persian Gulf state.
A story of illegal drugs, youthful mistakes, Texas prison, polygraph machines, a Jewish mother, and one road trip gone extremely awry.
For the first time in history, stateside Puerto Ricans outnumber those who remain on the island as young Puerto Ricans search for employment opportunities abroad.
A tour of Huntsville, Texas, where penitentiaries serve as job creators, tourist attractions, and the center of the community.
A war is raging in East Ukraine. In the West, people are taking their minds off things by getting drunk and firing guns indoors.