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Cody's World of Cheese

Maroilles Is a Psychedelic Washed-Rind Cheese that Tastes Like Beefy Butter

At first, Maroilles looks like a fucked up tropical Starburst—but it's rich, salty, and goes great with Hennessy and Fritos.
Cody Reiss
3.27.19
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
bars

This Tokyo Bar Is Run by Buddhist Monks

For 17 years, Vowz Bar has been serving cocktails with a side of Buddhist philosophy, offering drinks with names like Mugen-Jigoku (Never-Ending Suffering in Hell) as well as medicinal liquors infused with turtles and snakes.
Diana Hubbell
7.11.17
Religion

Ex-Clergy Explain How They Realised 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
Greece

At This Secret Mountain Monastery, Food and Wine Is Free

The Orthodox Christian monks of Mount Athos in southern Greece believe in hospitality towards all travellers. Visitors stay in their monasteries without charge and are given free food and wine.
Andy Jones
11.16.16
Stuff

This Week'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
5.31.16
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
4.29.16
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
11.26.15
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
6.15.15
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
3.25.15
News

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

He claims he's just wildly misunderstood.
Danny Gold
1.27.14
Stuff

A Voyage into the World of Buckfast: the Drink That Gets You Fucked Fast

It's brewed by monks but it's turning Glasgow into a psychopath's playground.
John Beck
10.15.13
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