OBSESSIONS

11.9.17

The Science Behind Why You Keep Smashing Replay on That One Song

I have a legitimate problem with repeat listens, so I called a music professor and brain scientist for answers.

5.24.17

Meet the Teen Running Australia’s Biggest ‘Johnson & Friends’ Archive

"If it wasn't for Johnson & Friends, I probably would be a very, very different person."

6.30.16

Social Sci-Fi Film 'Sculpt' Plays Out Humanity's Dark Obsessions

Sci-fi, shibari, Charlotte Rampling, and Willem Dafoe star in Loris Gréaud's dark sci-fi art film, 'Sculpt.'

3.29.16

How 'Sailor Moon' Fandom Became a Refuge for 90s Queer Kids

VICE dives into the inclusive world of 'Sailor Moon' fandom to understand how the 90s cartoon helped shape young queer identities and create a sense of community.

12.14.15

An In-Depth Analysis of Bob Dylan's 2015 Christmas Lights

For the first time in years, Bob Dylan upgraded his Christmas display. I found deeper meaning in every new string of lights.

7.21.15

Meet the Guy Who's Been Eating Chipotle Every Day for Five Months

"This will sound really dumb, but I don't like Mexican food."

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3.4.15

The Two Kids Who Remade Indiana Jones Shot for Shot

VICE tracks down two best friends who have spent their lives making a 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' adaptation by reenacting each scene. We caught up with them as they shot the final frames of their epic.

7.8.14

Beyond "Existentialism"

I learned of Terence McKenna on September 14, 2012, when I was 29 years old. Over the following week or so I watched footage of him on YouTube for probably ~30 hours and have been fascinated by him ever since. Now, almost two years later, you’re...

3.11.14

The Young, Tattooed, Obsessive Fans Roaming Disneyland

Disneyland's social clubs are made up of young people so in love with the amusement park that they've tattooed themselves with its logos. They've been accused of smoking weed and starting fights, but they say they're all about good clean fun.

5.2.13

Joe Johnson Is Very Big in China: A Love Story

By day, Yonsan Johnson is an electrical engineer who ekes out the equivalent of $2,400 a year in a factory in northern China. By night, though, he manages the Chinese Joe Johnson Fan Club, and he has accumulated and edited what is likely the world’s...

8.8.12

I Rode in a Zeppelin and Didn't Burn to Death

I was on the balcony smoking a post-bong-hit cigarette when I looked up at the sky and saw a huge blimp-type vehicle bobbing silently overhead. My childhood dream was about to come true. I was going to ride in a motherfuckin' Zeppelin.