The Gangs Issue
The Sputnik gang is the biggest in the Philippines. It’s so enormous that it’s difficult to keep track of all the smaller, weaker branches at the bottom of its hierarchy.
Laestadians are a Scandinavian version of the Amish. Modern life and all the deliciously sinful things that belong in it, like music (apart from hymns), dancing, TV, radio, the internet, and magazines are strictly verboten.
We know you think your shit don’t stink but you can’t be sure until you clean it with dudu soap. It gets out those deep, brown shit stains that shit holds on to like its life depended on it.
VICE made me join three cults for this issue: Adidam, the Moonies, and Aleph. Since Adidam tops the list of "controversial groups" at cult watchdog Rick Ross's website, I figured it'd be the best place to start.
Saratoga Springs is a little college town in upstate New York where we know some kids from the lecture series we put on for the Kids Issue. Figuring their sleepy little hamlet must be rife with street violence, we went back and asked them to tell us...
I was in Mumbai a little while ago, so I visited the Laughter Yoga club. That's this type of yoga where they meet in the park every morning and basically have group hysterics. It's not a club or anything-it's just a bunch of guys who get together and...