• I Spent a Month Living in a Romanian Sexcam Studio

    If the internet had a designated red light district, it would be Romania, where there are currently an estimated 2,000 studios in operation, all beaming images of masturbating models to a mostly American audience of lonely men.

  • Child-Stealing Demons Terrorized the Alps Again This Year

    The Krampus break into people's homes to wreak havoc or run around the streets swinging their cow tails and rods. The locals are all pretty scared of them.

  • The VICE Guide to Travel

    North Korean Motorcycle Diaries

    Last August, motorcyclists Joanne and Gareth Morgan embarked on their most ambitious journey yet: riding the Baekdudaegan, a mountain range that stretches the length of North and South Korea’s shared peninsula.

  • Sothern Exposure

    On Decks and Doors

    It’s 1982 and I’ve got a gig on a Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Ranger. I climb aboard at Coronado Island across the San Diego Bay and get off seven days later in Honolulu, Hawaii. Three or four layers below deck I set up a portable portrait studio and take pictures of ap…

  • Corsicans Are Using Bombs to Protect Their Island Paradise

    The island has changed hands a number of times over the centuries, being ruled by the Genoese, the French, the British, and by the Corsicans themselves. Now, the French are in charge, and there aren't many people who are particularly happy about that.

  • Saunas Are Finland's Best Diplomatic Weapon

    This may sound like a quirky tradition only suited to the frozen forests of northern Europe, but what Finland is doing seems to be working. Have you ever read about anyone getting pissed off at Finland? Maybe, if our politicians and diplomats got naked and sweaty together more of…

  • The VICE Guide to Travel

    North Korean Motorcycle Diaries - Trailer

    Last August, motorcyclists Joanne and Gareth Morgan embarked on their most ambitious journey yet: riding the Baekdudaegan, a mountain range that stretches the length of North and South Korea’s shared peninsula.

  • Fun and Games at Italy's Largest Immigrant Ghetto

    The Rignano Ghetto is located in the countryside near Foggia, in the region of Apulia, in southern Italy. It was formed spontaneously more than 15 years ago, after the evacuation of an abandoned sugar mill, which had served as accommodation for foreign men working in Foggia's “sl…

  • Riding the Baekdudaegan

    For the past decade, New Zealanders Joanne and Gareth Morgan have been living the semiretired lifestyle of their dreams, traveling around the world on motorcycles alongside a few of their closest friends.

  • I Went on a Hash-Making Holiday in Northern Morocco

    Morocco is said to produce nearly half of the world's hashish, and it's estimated that around 800,000 Moroccans work in the industry. For this and many more reasons, the country is toying with the idea of legalization.

  • The Dying Art of Belly Dancing in Conservative Egypt

    “Nobody [in Egypt] sees this as an acceptable profession. It’s degrading for them. They go into it for the same reasons as a woman in the US goes into prostitution,” said Luna, an American dancer and Harvard graduate who originally moved to Cairo to write a book, which she put of…

  • Inside Bosnia's Bleak Zenica Prison

    The guards are undertrained and don't pay the inmates enough attention, and the prisoners in turn are often mentally ill, vulnerable, and prone to harming themselves. One man swallowed a rusty spoon and demanded plastic surgery to fix his swollen belly.

  • Andres Serrano’s Cuban Odyssey

    We had no idea what Andres Serrano was up to until last summer when we got a call from a producer who asked if we’d be interested in accompanying Andres on a three-week trip to Cuba as he attempted to photograph Fidel Castro.

  • Typhoon Haiyan Transformed Me from a Tourist to a Medic

    "Once you get involved it’s very hard to leave. You see and hear about disasters like this all the time, but when you actually experience such a thing yourself it’s worse than you ever imagined."