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Photography

This Guy Spent a Week Inside Italian Catacombs Taking Photos of Corpses

More than 8,000 mummies line the walls of Sicily's ancient, eerie Capuchin Catacombs.
Miss Rosen
7.16.18
Religion

Ex-Clergy Explain How They Realised There Is No God

"I certainly do not hate the Church... I do, however, think that they are wasting a lot of time, effort, and money on nonsense."
Annie Armstrong
4.19.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Buddhist Monk Caught Hiding 4 Million Methamphetamine Pills in His Monastery

Myanmar is cracking down on drug trafficking, and not even monks are safe.
Katherine Gillespie
2.8.17
Food

Meet the Arkansas Monks Who Make Flaming Habanero Hot Sauce

Since 2003, the monks at Subiaco Abbey have been making Monk Sauce—a homemade hot sauce made with habanero peppers grown at the monastery.
Dakota Kim
1.25.16
Stuff

The Peculiar Case of a Modern-Day Hermit

Does solitude destroy the human psyche, or does it allow us to see the world clearly?
Paul Willis
11.25.15
News

We Asked an Expert What Aung San Suu Kyi’s Victory Would Mean for Myanmar

As the results of the nation's first free election in 25 years are being released, it's looking like it's going to be a landslide victory for Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League of Democracy (NLD).
Paul Gregoire
11.10.15
Travel

Searching for Thailand's Grimmest Good Luck Charm

After hearing rumors of Thai monks burning stillborn babies for luck, I went on a journey to see if there was any truth to them.
Luke Williams
6.4.15
Travel

The World's Toughest Rehab Is a Monastery in Thailand

Tham Krabok, Thailand's monastic equivalent to the Betty Ford Clinic, helps people overcome their addictions by living like monks and drinking a "cleansing" brown liquid that makes them vomit excessively each day.
Duncan Forgan
5.29.15
News

A Prison Sentence for a Facebook Image Shows How Restrictive Burma's Anti-Free-Speech Laws Have Become

New Zealander Philip Blackwood is going to spend two and a half years behind bars because he posted a photo of the Buddha wearing headphones.
Jack Callil
3.24.15
News

The "Burmese bin Laden" Swears He's a Good Guy

Ashin Wirathu is a Buddhist monk accused of encouraging deadly ethnic violence against a Muslim minority community in Myanmar. And he would like the world to know that he's very misunderstood.
Danny Gold
1.24.14
Travel

Scotland Loves Buckfast, the UK's Version of Four Loko

Politicians and activists say the monk-brewed beverage should be banned because teens get hammered and use the glass bottles as weapons. Teens reply, “It’s cheap and gets you off your face!”
John Beck
10.15.13
Music

Why Are You Doing This? The Dark Monk

An album that poses the question "Can the Darkmonk stop the evil global leader and his army of cyborgs?" I don't know. Can he?
Kelly McClure
2.23.12
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