The country's booming population of billionaires means that bodyguards are in high demand—particularly women, who are valued for their covert presence, precision, and elegance.
Turns out the free-market scheme to turn the state into Galt's Gulch is actually kind of working.
There's a street in the Garwol-dong neighborhood lined with shops selling handcrafted prosthetic arms, legs, toes, fingers, eyes, breasts, lips, and every other body part imaginable.
The Rabbit Hole is a strange blend of roving party, immersive street theater, and drinking on the street with strangers.
To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) in eastern Ukraine held a unique beauty pageant—where the contestants were all female rebel fighters.
The community was celebrating five years of avoiding eviction, so we went to see how they're getting on.
Stereotyped as inbred and backwards, "the Island" might be crappy, but it's a difficult bubble to leave.
VICE profiles Melissa Ede, a transgender taxi driver from England and a successful applicant to the Mars One project, which plans to relocate her to Mars in the year 2024.
The Lebanese author talks American literature, the Islamic State, and how conservatism has shrunk the Arabic language.
Turns out it's as good a place as any to cleanse your soul of evil spirits.
How do people—especially women—learn about sex in a country where sex is taboo?
In the Philippines, the 6,000-year-old sport of cockfighting has been transformed into a fully legal billion-dollar industry.
When I revealed my diagnosis to my mother, she told me to go to Cairo, convinced that I'd be healed there.
Put a bunch of sailors on a cold rock in the middle of the ocean, make them really poor, give them lots to drink and not too many jobs, wait a few centuries, and you'll have a pretty good idea of what Newfoundland is like.
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We talked to two urban fishermen who camp alongside the Thames to catch and release everything from carp to eels.
Thousands of followers have moved from all over the world to Edmonton to sit silently for hours and stare into John de Ruiter's eyes.
Barry Boen used Airbnb to rent out a tent in LA's famously impoverished area, a project he claims is an attempt to force people to talk about issues in the neighborhood.
Hundreds of millions of dollars flow into the city for the annual celebration, but do sex workers benefit from that orgy of spending? I talked to some strippers and escorts to find out.
In the finale of our second season, we go to Darfur, where atrocities are still happening, even though the global community has mostly stopped paying attention.
For $25, you too can take a tour of the porn studio, its creepy sex dungeons, and impressive dildo stock rooms.
I let some guy go to town on my arm while a dreadlocked Bosnian woman in a turban made my eyes feel heavy.
Hundreds of thousands of bodies lie under the ground in Hart Island, but despite the efforts of activists, it remains difficult for families to find out if their relatives are buried there.
An interview with Andrew Tunks, one of the finalists for Mars One's ambitious interstellar mission.