Best of 2012

  • Bath Salts in the Wound

    Few places were as primed for the plague of bath salts as the Southeast neighborhood of Roanoke, Virginia. Before long, buyers swarmed the tobacco stores that carried it. Salt users would show up at a retailer five or six times a day. The lines were...

  • Hamilton and the Philosopher's Stone

    In the bucolic pastures of Hazerswoude-Dorp, Holland, nestled in verdant fields of ruminating Holsteins, lazy windmills, and pert tulips, lies a quaint Dutch farm that functions as the world's largest psilocybin-containing-truffle factory.

  • The VICE Guide to Adulthood

    We are so sick of you full-grown babies running around aimlessly—with your shoes untied and overdraft-fee receipts falling out of your pockets and grease stains on your cut-offs and employment-repellant skillsets and inability to party and go to work...

  • The Westminster Dog Show... On Acid!

    We took some drugs and hung out with a bunch of bitches at Madison Square Garden.

  • The Loneliest Cowboy in the World

    Faustino Barrientos has spent most of his 81 years in isolation. He works as a gaucho—the horse-riding shepherds of the harsh southern swath known as Patagonia.

  • An Etiquette Guide for Straight People in Gay Bars

    We love having straight people hang out with us, we really do, but I'm going to break down the rules for the breeders who forget how to behave when there is a rainbow flag on the wall.