• Getting Drunk and Crying at One of Britain's First Gay Weddings

    As Friday night turned into Saturday morning, gay marriage finally became legal in the UK, and I watched a couple get hitched in a bid to become the first-ever husband-and-husband pair in Britain.

  • Tensions Are High in the Tiny Repressed State of Transnistria

    Western pundits have described the autonomous region of Moldova as the "next Crimea," but is Russia really about to invade? And do locals really want it to?

  • Assault Rifles for Christ

    Last Sunday, Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York, held a raffle for its congregants. But instead of giving away a dinner for two at the Golden Corral, Pastor John Koletas, a former Marine, decided to raffle off a far more powerful prize: an AR-15 assault rifle. We sent Giles C…

  • The LAPD Is Arresting Venice Hippies for Having Drum Circles

    The beachside community of Venice, California, has long been a hub of weird shit and hacky-sack champions. Now, heeding the complaints of the wealthy homeowners moving into the neighborhood, the LA cops are cracking down on the drum circles that happen on Venice's beaches every S…

  • Sex, Snow, and Cocaine: My Life As a Ski Resort 'Chalet Bitch'

    I’ve blogged about all the unpalatable shit people get up to on ski seasons for five years. And I’d say I’ve covered all the major bases: sex, ill-advised drug consumption, orgies, avalanches, immoral workplace behavior, rich delinquents, Russian prostitutes. So wrapping that all…

  • Black Magic in the Central African Republic

    Many militia members believe that special necklaces can make them immune to gunfire or turn them invisible, and shamans charge up to $100 for these trinkets.

  • Yemeni Plaster Workers Are Getting High on Khat

    Each year Arabian dust storms erode the Old City’s plasterwork, and painters go to work restoring its artistic charm, balancing themselves on narrow wooden platforms that are suspended only by a single rope. Unlike modern window washers, their work is characterized by centuries o…

  • The Basurero Is Burning: Life at the Gates of Hell in Guatemala City

    In early January, a trash fire broke out in Guatemala City's immense dump. The surface flames were extinguished, but the blaze is still alive inside the mountain of garbage—and that's the least of this impoverished neighborhood's problems.

  • Brazil’s World Cup Bungle in the Jungle

    Deep in the Amazon jungle, in Manaus, Brazil's most remote city, a mammoth, 42,000-seat stadium has been built to host four matches for this summer's soccer World Cup. Manaus's professional soccer team is akin to a Single-A minor-league baseball team, and the city will have to fo…

  • The VICE Report

    Snake Island - Full Length

    The highest concentration of one of the most venomous snakes in the world is located about 90 miles off the coast of Santos, Brazil, on a small, craggy chunk of otherwise uninhabitable land. It’s known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, or Snake Island.

  • The VICE Report

    Snake Island - Part 1

    The highest concentration of one of the most venomous snakes in the world is located about 90 miles off the coast of Santos, Brazil, on a small, craggy chunk of otherwise uninhabitable land. It’s known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, or Snake Island.

  • A Phoenix Artist Is Giving Away His Work for Free, but You Have to Find It First

    Like many American cities, Phoenix, Arizona, is undergoing a transformation. Urban centers are being redeveloped to suit the needs of well-heeled artists and creatives, which oftentimes pushes out the more eccentric native population. Instead of indulging that hip gallery scene,

  • The Panamanian Village Where Kids Are Named After Dictators

    In La Villa de Los Santos, names like Caesar Augustus and Julius Caesar used to be popular, but somewhere along the way the ancient historical figures gave way to more recent strongmen like Hitler, Lenin, Fidel, and Stalin.

  • The VICE Report

    Snake Island - Trailer

    The highest concentration of one of the most venomous snakes in the world is located about 90 miles off the coast of Santos, Brazil, on a small, craggy chunk of otherwise uninhabitable land. It’s known as Ilha da Queimada Grande, or Snake Island.