Bullfighting

Bullfighting

This Is Why Young Spaniards Are Still Bullfighting

I spoke to a group of bullfighting fans, who are determined to keep the tradition alive.
Laura Robayna
7.9.17
10 Questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Bullfighter

"Sometimes, when the bull has put on a good performance, I don't want to kill it. That happens a lot, actually."
Guille Álvarez
6.16.17
music videos

Arca Is a Wounded Matador in His Guillermo Del Toro-Worthy New Music Video

The London based singer performs an expressive song and dance as a wounded matador in his latest collaboration with artist Jesse Kanda.
Nathaniel Ainley
3.17.17
PETA

Watching The One-Eyed Matador At Work: Padilla 'The Bold' In The Pamplona Corrida

In 2011 Juan Padilla was gored through the face by a bull and dragged several meters across the ground losing his eye. Looking like a strange character from a Wes Anderson film, I watched him return to the Pamplona corrida to a hero's reception.
Jed Smith
10.16.16
Bullfighting

Spanish Bullfighter Victor Barrio Gored in Chest During Fight, Dies

134 people, including 33 matadors, have been killed by bulls in Spain in the past century.
Liam Daniel Pierce
7.10.16
Photo

Photos From Japan's Ancient Bullfighting Ritual, Tsunotsuki

In Spain, matador vs bull often ends in at least one gory death. Japan's centuries-old tradition sees two bulls peacefully wrestling one another. Deeply rooted in the Shinto religion, the focus is caring for the animals.
Scott Renton
6.27.16
mexico

The End of El Pana, One of Bullfighting's Oldest, Most Controversial Matadors

Rodolfo "El Pana" Rodriguez was paralayzed by a bull earlier this month in Mexico. The 64-years-old matador saw himself as bullfighting's last romantic.
Noah Lanard
5.20.16
Film

A Look at the Life of the Most Gored Bullfighter in Modern History

Antonio Barrera is not a great matador.
Venetia Thompson
3.6.16
Travel

California Has the Most Peaceful Bullfights on Earth

Here, the bullfighting is bloodless. Bulls wear a Velcro patch on their shoulders while men on horseback try to tag them with Velcro-tipped darts.
Ali Wunderman
11.4.15
Sports

The Beauty and Moral Ambiguity of Bullfighting

"When you come home, it's like you've been to the moon because there's no point in telling anybody. They don't understand."
Roc Morin
2.6.15
PROFILES BY VICE

Teenage Bullfighters

We went to Merida, on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, to meet the world's youngest bullfighter, his parents, and his younger brother, who is also on his way to being the best at an old (and questionable) Mexican tradition.
VICE Staff
6.9.14
The Talking Issue

An Ex-Bullfighter

A bull named Terciopelo [Velvet] gored the Colombian bullfighter Álvaro Múnera, aka “El Pilarico,” in 1984, confining him to a wheelchair for life.
TONI L. QUEROL; Photo: ÁLVARO MÚNERA
10.2.08