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Into The K-Pop World

For K-Pop Fans, Devotion Can Come at a High Price

As the huge queues at BTS’ London pop-up showed this week, merch matters. But keeping up appearances as a fan has its price.
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5.31.19
we saw this

BTS’ Live Show Is a Glowing, Self-Affirming Safe Haven

For fans of the Korean boyband, like myself, their "love yourself" mantra swells in size in a live setting like London's O2 Arena.
Biju Belinky
10.11.18
Important Questions Raised By...

We Asked Some Goths What They Actually Think About Death

“We’re more aware of our own mortality than 'normal people', because we embrace it.”
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6.11.18
Important Questions Raised By...

Searching for the True Meaning of Goth in 2018

The subculture has undergone a number of evolutions over the years, so I went to a goth festival in Germany to find out what it even means today.
Biju Belinky
6.1.18
Features

Hey Evanescence Fans, What’s the Most Goth Thing You’ve Ever Done?

"I got my clit pierced on my lunch break.”
Biju Belinky
4.11.18
Fandom Week

"Come to Brazil!!" Is the Meme That Will Never Die

From honest plea to punchline: why Brazilians give so much of a shit about pop stars visiting their country.
Biju Belinky
9.25.17
Interviews

Never Mind the Sex Pistols... It Was The Damned Who Pioneered UK Punk

Forty years after “New Rose”, we sat down with Dave Vanian of The Damned to dissect subculture, originality, and why punk is better off dead.
Biju Belinky
11.22.16
Stuff

All The Weird Shit People Say to You Based on Your Dating App Photo

We asked a load of people with distinctive "looks" on dating apps about the opening lines and fetish suggestions they've received.
Biju Belinky
10.23.16
Stuff

What It's Like to Tattoo Prisoners, Jennifer Aniston, and People Who Don't Know What Tattoo They're Getting

Scott Campbell just finished a project where he tattooed people for free, on the condition the tattoo was a surprise.
Biju Belinky
10.12.16
Stuff

How Much Money Would You Need to Be Paid to Have Your Garden Fracked?

It's official: the UK is following in America's footsteps and doing the whole fracking thing. But just how big a check would people take to let the deep drilling happen in their neighborhood? We asked some folks about it.
Biju Belinky
10.8.16
Stuff

The Men Who Fetishize Mentally Ill Women

What do you do when you find yourself trapped with a partner who thinks your illness is the hottest thing about you?
Biju Belinky
9.27.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Could the UK Finally See Medical Marijuana Legalized?

Parliament members and peers are campaigning for medicinal marijuana to become available to those who need it.
Biju Belinky
9.13.16