Rome

god squad

Holy Shit: Vatican Track Team Aiming for Olympics

Fine, it doesn't seem like Pope Francis is going to be on the squad. But you know he's rooting for them—and that's one holy cheerleader.
Liam Daniel Pierce
1.16.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Video Shows Terrifying Escalator Accident in Rome That Injured at Least 20

Cellphone footage shows the machine going haywire and suddenly speeding up, sending dozens of people hurtling down the steps.
Drew Schwartz
10.24.18
New music

Sect Mark's Hardcore is About as Raw as Punk Can Get

Listen to a track from the Italian band's upcoming EP on the esteemed Iron Lung label.
Tim Scott
12.29.17
maps

The Roads of the Roman Empire as a Subway Map

All roads lead to Rome, and now you can understand them at a glance.
Beckett Mufson
6.6.17
New music

A$AP Mob's "Wrong" Video Is a Regally-Shot Classical History Lesson

Is there an A$AP Augustus? A$AP Constantine?
Phil Witmer
6.6.17
Photography

Intimate Portraits Show Tender Moments in the Lives of Refugees

Photographer Serena Vittorini highlights the passions and joys of two Malian refugees living in Rome.
Abby Ronner
3.21.17
Film

See All of Rome in Under 3 Minutes in this Super Speedy Video Portrait

Filmmaker Alex Soloviev uses complicated edits and multiple camera techniques to film the crowds, sights, and energy of the eternal city.
Kevin Holmes
2.7.17
Art

These Ethereal Photographs Were Taken in Total Darkness

Rafaël Herman’s strange photos of the Judean Mountains and the Mediterranean were taken at night without the aid of a flash or digital manipulation.
Monica Uszerowicz
1.27.17
nature

Primal Italian Artwork Explores the Void Between the Natural and Man-Made

Giuseppe Penone’s latest exhibition includes a life-sized tree encased in bronze.
Diana Shi
1.21.17
one world war and one european cup

Liverpool and The Liberation Of Rome: Remembering Bob Paisley’s Italian Campaigns

When Liverpool won the 1977 European Cup final in Rome, Bob Paisley had been there before. That was just over 30 years previous, when he rode into the city on the back of a tank.
Will Magee
11.17.16
Art

Chaotic Photo Collages Capture Raw Emotion of Rome

Italian photojournalist Gabriele Stabile turns the gritty unextraordinary scenes of Rome, extraordinary, in his photo-collages.
Diana Shi
9.24.16
FIGHTLAND

Munera: The Blood Sports of Ancient Rome

Ancient Romans relished violent entertainment, especially in their fighting sports. Boxing, Pankration, and Gladiator Contests were enjoyed by all, but practiced only by a few. The risks were too great.
L.A. Jennings
9.11.16
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