This $100 Million Noah's Ark Theme Park Is a Boring, Homophobic Mess

Kentucky's Ark Encounter theme park was designed to be entertaining to Creationists and non-Creationists alike. I was not entertained.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
we saw this

Inside Open Mike Eagle's Wild, Sweaty Pro Wrestling Debut

The rapper travelled to Louisville, Kentucky, at the last minute to fight Shiloh Jonze, a professional wrestler and awful rapper who had been goading Eagle online. We saw it all from ringside.
Michelle Eigenheer

How to Talk About Bourbon Without Embarrassing Yourself

Stop saying "smooth," to start.
Dana McMahan
true crime

The Bizarre Unsolved Murder of Harry Dean Stanton's Niece

An interview with Robert G. Lawson, the author of 'Who Killed Betty Gail Brown?: Murder, Mistrial, and Mystery.'
Seth Ferranti
american conventions

Inside the World's Largest Ventriloquist Convention

VICE met roughly 500 puppeteers who gather at Vent Haven every year to buy new dummies, perform, and trade techniques.
VICE Staff

Powerful Portraits Capture When Home No Longer Feels Like Home

Rachael Banks' three-part photo series reveals the struggles of coming back to her Kentucky family after leaving to start her own life.
Andrew Nunes
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The 'Progressive Liberal' Is the Most Hated Man in Wrestling

He calls his nemesis Kyle "Fox News" Maggot and his finishing move the "Liberal Agenda."
Drew Schwartz
50 states of art

Female Inmates Bare Their Souls for Emotional Portraits in KY

Photographer Ashley Stinson set out to shoot women working in male-dominated industries. She ended up at a prison.
Nathaniel Ainley
50 states of art

A Tattoo Artist Embraces His Appalachian Roots

Tattoo artist John Haywood writes about learning to love his Kentucky heritage.
John Haywood
50 states of art

187 Photos Map a Photographer's Love for Louisville

It took three years and a whole lot of walking for artist Michael Winters to rediscover his hometown.
Sean Neumann
50 states of art

The Kentucky Derby’s Official Hat Maker Shares Her Secrets

Believe it or not, the craft of couture hat making is still alive in America.
Mikelle Street

Trump’s Campaign Comments Keep Getting Him Into Legal Trouble

A federal judge in Kentucky has greenlit a lawsuit accusing Trump of inciting violence against protesters at a campaign rally last March.
Alex Lubben