For a week each year, the Mayan villagers of Todos Santos, Guatemala, get wasted and race horses during their Skach Koyl festival. Sometimes people fall, sometimes people die. I decided to join them.
A visit to Bodyworlds—a controversial exhibition that puts skinned, plastinated bodies on display—including those of pregnant women, deformed fetuses, and of people having sex.
Until recently, Thailand's Molam music has been marginalized and dismissed as "taxi driver music," or entertainment for the lower classes. But now it's being embraced by the West.
Drinking games! Dance contests! VIP club entrance! Can this get any better?!
The first episode of our new LGBT travel series GAYCATION airs on VICELAND today. We spoke to hosts Ellen Page and Ian Daniel about their experience making the series.
We asked our European VICE offices about their countries' rich traditions when it comes to cursing: The Serbians will threaten to fuck the first row of people at your funeral, while the Danish will call you an "ass banana."
Watch the first episode of GAYCATION on VICELAND, where we travel with Ellen Page and Ian Daniel to explore Japan's contradictory LGBT culture.
"I hate Winnipeg" might be the most famous lyric written about my home city, but I can't help but think how the godawful winters helped make us eccentric weirdos.
In some cases, women have seen the bomb squad called for carrying breast milk through airport security.
Puerto Rico's economy has tanked, but that's barely made a dent on the lucrative cockfighting industry.
VICE reporter Milène Larsson investigates why the deadly industry of mining and selling asbestos—a known carcinogen that kills more than 100,000 people a year—is still going strong.
The efforts to expand a US Marine Corps base on the island of Okinawa has drawn ongoing protests from wary locals, while a potential conflict with China looms in the future.
Vlach magic is an integral part in everyday life in eastern Serbia, but the country's mainstream media has linked the practice to mass killings and crime across the country. Is there any truth to those claims?
The new Greek ID cards will come with a microchip carrying the holder's NI number. Unfortunately, according to the protesters who took to the streets on Sunday, those microchips and NI numbers are instruments of the devil.
Atlantium is a non-territorial global sovereign entity near Sydney, Australia that almost went to war with another micronation over a dispute about stamps.
With only 10 abortion clinics left in Texas and no government assistance for women looking to have the procedure, a network of volunteer groups have created a system to help women get abortions—$50 and a bus voucher at a time.
You could spend your youth grinding away at your job, paying rent and hating your life, or you could just say fuck it and move into a van.
VICE travels through the many neighborhoods of Halsted Street, the central artery of Chicago.
There weren't any good places to go out in Kabul, so Marc Victor set one up.
Breathwork was born out of LSD research in the 1960s, and suggests that by hyperventilating, you can experience the same feeling as an acid trip.
Cambodian rocket gambling is one of the world's most bizarre gambling schemes. But for the poor locals who live below the launch zone, it's also life-threatening.
Shinjuku 2 Chome is like a gay bar buffet. The Tokyo district is said to have the highest concentration of gay bars in the world, each with its own theme (such as BDSM or J-Pop), and each with less than a 12-person capacity.
Earlier this month, Yassin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) was arrested in South Africa for attempting to use a world passport. But what exactly is one of those?
The seeds, known as rudraksha, are believed to carry mystical powers and can fetch thousands of dollars.