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VICE Long Reads

The Man Who Lives Inside His Dreams

When the most important people in his life all died in quick succession, Stephen Wright channeled his bereavement into turning his semi-detached house into a work of art.
Joe Zadeh
5.9.18
crime

Inside the Repulsive World of 'Hurtcore', the Worst Crimes Imaginable

Today, Matthew Falder – Cambridge academic and producer of "hurtcore" materials – was jailed for 32 years.
Max Daly
2.20.18
Art

Maurizio Cattelan Is One of Art’s Greatest Mysteries

The renowned artist is as enigmatic as his controversial work.
Wilbert L. Cooper
5.16.17
Features

The Story of How China's Second City Became a Hotbed for Soundsystem Culture

Reggae and dub music has taken a long time to find a place in Shanghai—but thanks to a handful of leading lights, it's beginning to make itself at home.
Barclay Bram Shoemaker
10.19.16
Stuff

'Anal Queen' Asa Akira Is Having a Porn-Life Crisis

We spent time with the immensely successful porn star to talk about her new memoir, where she's headed in the next phase of her life, and how to properly prepare for butt sex.
Erica Euse
9.12.16
VICE Long Reads

Corruption, Abuse and Manslaughter: The Inexcusable Failings of Britain’s Worst Police Force

After Orgreave, Hillsborough and Rotherham – alongside many other allegations of wrongdoing – there have been calls for South Yorkshire Police to be completely disbanded. Here's how it got to that point.
Mark Wilding, Images: Marta Parszeniew
6.10.16
Music

Tears of a Clown: The American Nightmare That Created the Insane Clown Posse

How two poor white kids from Detroit became the leaders of a hated and misunderstood subculture that is centered around macabre raps, face paint, Faygo, and family.
Mitchell Sunderland
4.30.15
The What Da Fug You Lookin’ At Issue

The Child-Rape Assembly Line

Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg—who is 63 with a long, graying beard—recently sat down with me to explain what he described as a “child-rape assembly line” among sects of fundamentalist Jews. He cleared his throat. “I’m going to be graphic,” he said.
Christopher Ketcham
11.12.13
The What Da Fug You Lookin’ At Issue

Soul on Fire

California’s Conservation Camp program is a huge but little known joint venture between the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Cal Fire, the state firefighting agency. The program disperses some 4,200 felons from California’s...
James Pogue
11.11.13
The Syria Issue

Gunrunning with the Free Syrian Army

B lindfolded, I fidgeted nervously in the back of an unmarked car, squished between a gunrunner and a young Free Syrian Army soldier. It had been at least an hour since we left the border town of Kilis, Turkey, and we were now off-roading across the...
Anna Therese Day
11.14.12
The Sprinkles of the Sandman Issue

Tuck It All in There

I wanted to get closer to latex’s special type of power, so I followed it to its source—Japaratinga, Brazil. There I met Willi Graber, a Swiss fetishist who established the communal kink-factory of his dreams in a beachside jungle, just an hour's drive...
Jenni Avins
8.27.12