rituals

Science

This Scientist Is Letting an Insect Grow In Him as a Rite Of Passage

‘It's kinda weird, you can feel it moving around so I joke to my wife that 'it's kicking, it's kicking,' like it's a baby inside of me. ‘
Mack Lamoureux
3.22.19
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How to Ritual

Rituals reorganize, affirm, and codify the emotional detritus that accumulates in adult life, and Kate Carraway has some advice on how to manage yours.
Kate Carraway
2.15.19
News

Family and Friends of Bruce McArthur's Victims Recount How Their Murders Have Devastated Them

“This is a homophobic serial killing,” the sister of Selim Esen, one of the victims, told a Toronto court.
Rachel Browne
2.4.19
Photo

Salvia Velada: Experiencing a Traditional Mazatec Shaman Ceremony

Follow Hamilton Morris as he journeys through a Salvia divinorum ceremony in the forests of Oaxaca.
Danilo Parra
11.9.16
Travel

How Uganda Turned a Public Circumcision Ritual into a Tourist Attraction

Last month, more than 30,000 people showed up to watch young Ugandan men get their foreskins sliced in public.
VICE Staff
9.1.16
Internet Exploring

Is Kanye West in a Sex Cult?

We have gone into the bowels of the rap internet to bring you this serious analysis.
Phil Witmer
6.2.16
Travel

The Village Where People Celebrate Easter by Beating the Hell Out of Each Other

Every year, people gather in the Georgina town of Lanchkhuti to participate in Lelo, one of the world's oldest and most violent sports.
Will Cathcart
5.14.16
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Henry Saiz’s “Moonspell” is a Dark, Techy Fantasy

In the coldness of the track, a heart monitor slowly creeps to a halt.
Rebecca Krauss
12.3.15
VICE INTL

Hanging with the People Who Ritualistically Suspend Their Bodies from Hooks

VICE Serbia went to Rijeka, Croatia to explore the ancient art of using handmade hooks to pierce the skin as well as the city's tattoo and body modification scenes.
VICE Staff
9.9.15
Stuff

Fertilizing Marijuana Plants, and Other Weird Ways to Decay After You Die

As eco-friendly funerals come into vogue, VICE considers some alternative ways of going back to dust.
Sophie Saint Thomas
8.16.15
The Make Believe Issue

Azerbaijan Is Trying to Attract Tourism with Its Crude Oil Spas

While getting your crude oil all over the place is usually frowned upon, there's one town in Azerbaijan that's tied its fortune to dunking tourists in the stuff.
Ryan Max
8.5.15
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​Maribou State's "Rituals" Will Melt You into a Puddle of Good Vibes

This brand new cut from the duo's forthcoming album 'Portraits' will take you there.
VICE Thump
3.5.15
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