Latvia

Stuff

Riga Is a Paradise

Photos from inside a city that's a weird mix of old, new and comfortingly familiar.
Henrijs Lakis
11.26.16
Football

Match-Fixing and Money Laundering: The Bitter Demise of Latvian Football

Latvia's top-tier Virsliga lost three clubs last season, with long-running accusations of match-fixing and financial irregularities dogging the Baltic state's domestic division. Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
Robert O'Connor
9.26.16
Sex

Bang on a Canvas to Make Art with This Sex Paint Kit

Allure Art is the ideal Valentine's Day gift for significant others who need a jolt of creativity.
Beckett Mufson
2.3.16
Travel

How to Live in Mansions Around the World Rent-Free

International housesitting websites are like Airbnb, except free of charge.
Michaela Cross
12.10.15
Photo

Photographing the Terrible Loneliness at the Centre of European Countries

Gert Verbelen pinpointed the centre of 18 European countries and spent a week documenting each of them.
Gert Verbelen, Words: Grey Hutton
10.16.15
The Road to Nowhere Issue

The Eastern European Gay Rights Movement Is Struggling to Be More Than a Western Cause

The region has lagged behind Western Europe when it comes to gay rights thanks to its reactionary nationalist movements and Russia's outwardly homophobic regime.
Svetlana Kitto
9.30.15
News

The Canadian Military Is Playing War Games Aimed at Russia

At a time when the specter of the Russian military is high on the minds of European countries fearful of the next Ukraine, Canada's Department of National Defense is playing tough with President Vladimir Putin.
Ben Makuch
4.3.15
Art

Brainwave Experiment Visualizes Storytelling's Effects on the Mind

Connection Codes transformed the brainwaves caused by hearing a story into a live projection experience.
Becky Chung
3.19.15
Art

This Jump-Roping Light Sculpture Never Gets Tired

Rémi Brun's 'Loopy Lou' is the luminous workout instructor we always wanted.
Beckett Mufson
2.23.15
Stuff

How Women Think About Sex

I spoke with animator Signe Baumane about that, depression and 'Sex and the City'.
VICE Staff
11.21.14
News

Why Is Russia Simulating Nuclear Strikes on Sweden?

I called up a security expert in Stockholm to find out if we're headed for Cold War II.
Hugo Anderholm
10.20.14
Travel

Latvia's Former KGB Headquarters Are No Longer Stained with Blood

Riga just opened the building to the public for the first time in 20 years.
Joost Knaap
7.15.14