history

Jakarta

Remembering the Man Who Changed Jakarta Forever

The Indonesian capital was a wildly different place under the guidance of Ali Sadikin.
Adi Renaldi
3 days ago
video

A Brief History of Black Lipstick

From Maori tattoos to the golden age of Hollywood, from David Bowie to being considered a "disruptive force" in schools, black lipstick has been around much longer than Hot Topic and the Kardashian Krew.
Arabelle Sicardi
4 days ago
Akarasa

'I Think Food Can Make Us More Democratic'

What food can teach us about diversity, and unity, in Indonesia.
VICE Staff
10.8.18
archaeology

Long May She Reign: 8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Pre-Viking Sword from Lake

Saga Vanecek was swimming in a local lake in Sweden when she stepped on something odd—an archeological treasure.
Leila Ettachfini
10.5.18
1965 Tragedy

The Creators of 'G30S/PKI' Reflect on the Film's Impact Three Decades Later

The anti-communist movie continues to shape minds 34 years after its release.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
10.2.18
Akarasa

How Centuries of Chinese Migration Changed Indonesian Food Forever: Akarasa

In this episode of Akarasa, we explore the history, flavors, and traditions of Chinese noodles—a dish with roots thousands of kilometers away.
VICE Staff
10.1.18
30 Sept 1965

Indonesia's Anti-Communist Museum Is a Spooky, Confusing Place

Twenty six years after it opened, the Museum of Communist Betrayal insists on telling the same old story of the September 1965 coup long debunked by historians and witnesses.
Daniel Darmawan
9.28.18
Art

These Stunning Images Aren't Drawings—They're Photos

Dutch artist Jasper de Beijer photographs historical dioramas to create surreal artwork.
Beckett Mufson
9.28.18
Art

Where Do ISIS-Looted Antiquities Go?

Probably someone’s basement. For a long time.
Kathleen Caulderwood
9.1.18
The Real: X-Files

A Brief History of Scientists Searching for Extraterrestrial Life

There's still no sign of alien life, but that hasn't stopped researchers from looking for the past 50 years.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.2.18
history

If You Think You're Too Decadent, Just Try Feasting Like a 19th-Century Parisian

A feast might include 25 hors d’oeuvres, 15 roasts, and 28 different types of fish, all washed down with 8 bottles of wine. Per person.
Emily Monaco
5.28.18
20 Years of Reformasi

Memories of Life Under the New Order

We asked a lot of people who grew up in the 80s and 90s what life was really like back then.
VICE Staff
5.27.18