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I Traveled to Egypt for a Miracle Cure for My ALS
In 1968, a light in the shape of a woman was seen radiating from the dome of the Church of Saint Mary in Zeitoun, Cairo. She disappeared after two or three minutes, but she reemerged the next week—again for just a few minutes. She continued to visit...
The Off the Deep End Issue
Egypt Is in Dire Need of Sex Education
How do people—especially women—learn about sex in a country where sex is taboo?
The Worst Part of the Ice Bucket Challenge Is the People Criticizing It
The worst people aren’t the hashtag activists—they’re the ones behind their computers typing angry prose of disapproval.
I Got Drunk at the Sesame Street Gala and Met Cookie Monster
Rich white people congratulated themselves for spending money on an extravagant night in the name of bringing Sesame Street to Afghanistan, because where the troops couldn't succeed, the muppets sure as hell could.
I Tried to Get a 'Simpsons' Writer to Admit That the US and Fox Orchestrated the Arab Spring
Conspiracy theories about politics and the US are a cultural staple in the Middle East, like how The Simpsons episode, “New Kids on the Blecch,” proves US involvement in the Syrian uprising. Is Fox in cahoots with the US government?
Sriracha Aged in Whiskey Barrels Is Better Than the Original Sauce
When I first wrote about how I was dealing with the now-lifted sriracha ban, I got the strangest responses on how to enjoy the sauce. But one woman is making a version that makes the plastic-bottle stuff look like child's play.
The Fashion Issue 2014
The Many Reasons Middle Eastern Women Wear Hijabs
Many women in Middle Eastern countries prefer to wear some kind of religious head covering, but that doesn't mean that they want to suppress their sexuality or that they're oppressed by men.
How I'm Dealing with the Sriracha Ban
Huy Fong Foods, the company that produces the popular hot sauce, has a temporary hold on production until mid-January. Luckily, there's one liquor company that's making Sriracha-infused vodka in the meantime. Naturally, I got wasted on Sriracha vodka...
VICE Speaks with Gigi Ibrahim About Violence in Egypt
We video chatted with Gigi Ibrahim, a prominent activist in the Egyptian revolution, to try to make sense of everything that's been happening in the country.
The Place Women Go to Get Raped
Yasmine’s story goes like this: Men enclosed a circle around her, ripped her clothes, beat her, dragged her through the streets, while penetrating her with their fingers and knives.
The last time I was on something with two wheels, it was a friend’s bike. I rode it for about a block on a New York City sidewalk before I hit the brakes too quickly and fell sideways. Now, here I am, after my boss sent me to do the Harley-Davidson...
How to Eat Pigs' Feet
When Eddie Huang told VICE that he was changing the menu at BaoHaus, where he will now be sampling pigs' feet cooked in scallions, ginger, garlic, soy, rice wine, and rock candy (yes, rock candy), served over rice alongside his grandmother’s recipe for...