monks

Photography

This Guy Spent a Week Inside Italian Catacombs Taking Photos of Corpses

More than 8,000 mummies line the walls of Sicily's ancient, eerie Capuchin Catacombs.
Miss Rosen
7.17.18
Religion

Ex-Clergy Explain How They Realized There Is No God

"I certainly do not hate the Church... I do, however, think that they are wasting a lot of time, effort, and money on nonsense."
Annie Armstrong
4.19.17
Stuff

Last Night's 'Game of Thrones' Showed the Downside of Forgiveness

When your whole thing is absolving people when they repent, it's hard to make your enemies go away for good.
David Perry
5.30.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch Three Buddhist Monks Brawl in Front of a Temple

Cell phone footage captured three monks throwing wild haymakers at one another while a woman screamed.
VICE Staff
4.28.16
Food

Meet the Arkansas Monks Who Make Flaming Habanero Hot Sauce

Since 2003, the monks at Subiaco Abbey have been making Monk Sauce—a homemade hot sauce made with habanero peppers grown at the monastery.
Dakota Kim
1.22.16
Stuff

The Peculiar Case of a Modern-Day Hermit

Does solitude destroy the human psyche, or does it allow us to see the world clearly?
Paul Willis
11.25.15
News

We Asked an Expert What Aung San Suu Kyi’s Victory Would Mean for Myanmar

World attention is focused on Myanmar right now, as the results of the nation's first free election in 25 years are being released. And it's looking like it's going to be a landslide victory for Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League of...
Paul Gregoire
11.10.15
FIGHTLAND

A Shaolin Monk Tries Mixed Martial Arts

A Buddhist warrior takes the first baby steps into the world of MMA in order to help revive Chinese kungfu.
Fightland Staff
6.8.15
Travel

The World's Toughest Rehab Is a Monastery in Thailand

Tham Krabok, Thailand's monastic equivalent to the Betty Ford Clinic, helps people overcome their addictions by living like monks and drinking a "cleansing" brown liquid that makes them vomit excessively each day.
Duncan Forgan
5.29.15
News

A Prison Sentence for a Facebook Image Shows How Restrictive Burma's Anti-Free-Speech Laws Have Become

New Zealander Philip Blackwood is going to spend two and a half years behind bars because he posted a photo of the Buddha wearing headphones.
Jack Callil
3.24.15
News

The "Burmese bin Laden" Swears He's a Good Guy

Ashin Wirathu is a Buddhist monk accused of encouraging deadly ethnic violence against a Muslim minority community in Myanmar. And he would like the world to know that he's very misunderstood.
Danny Gold
1.24.14
Travel

Scotland Loves Buckfast, the UK's Version of Four Loko

Politicians and activists say the monk-brewed beverage should be banned because teens get hammered and use the glass bottles as weapons. Teens reply, “It’s cheap and gets you off your face!”
John Beck
10.15.13
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