Myanmar

News

Burmese Parents Are Holding Fake Funerals to Keep Their Children Safe

These families will do anything to prevent their children from being recruited by the country’s rebel groups.
Meera Navlakha
7.19.19
LGBT

What It's Like to Be Illegally Gay in Myanmar

...And preparing for a drag show.
Libby Hogan
4.4.19
Film

The Director Behind a Trilogy of Films About Evil Thinks Humanity Is 'Not a Nice Thing'

Academy Award-nominated director Barbet Schroeder makes portraits of controversial figures.
Daniel Dylan Wray
4.23.18
Australia Today

We Met the Australians Trying to Prosecute Aung San Suu Kyi For War Crimes

As Myanmar's state counsellor, the lawyers allege she's directly responsible for more than one million Rohingya people fleeing the country.
Liam Armstrong
3.20.18
Music

Myanmar's Metal Scene Stands Strong in the Midst of Political Upheaval

Metalcore is still king in capital city Yangon, but black and death metal are gaining ground in this troubled Southeast Asian political hotbed.
Joe Henley
2.6.18
Munchies

Hundreds of Food Combinations That Could Potentially Kill You, According to This Chart

In Myanmar, an ultra-common poster details a million ways to die (or hate life). An ice cream + cucumber = chest congestion. Pumpkin + prawns = dysentery. Rabbit meat + mushrooms = death.
Nick Baker
1.23.18
Myanmar

This British-Burmese Chef Serves Noodle Soup with a Side of Politics

“It's a big part of my heritage, I certainly don't agree with what's going on in Myanmar. It's devastating.”
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
12.5.17
Restaurants

The Best Food in Yangon Is Cooked by Street Kids

An initiative in the Burmese capital trains street children and marginalized youth to become confident chefs.
Didem Tali
11.16.17
Documentary

WATCH: Left for Dead – Myanmar's Muslim Minority

VICE News traveled to Myanmar to investigate the violence and discrimination faced by the country's Muslim minority.
VICE News
10.26.17
LGBTQ

How Myanmar's Paranormal Spirit Wives Escape LGBTQ Persecution

How the tight-knit nat kadaw community escapes persecution in a deeply conservative country.
Nick Baker
10.24.17
Can't Handle the Truth

That Viral Clown Protest of 'It' Was Fake News

The too-good-to-be-true story was actually just a publicity stunt to promote the movie.
Mike Pearl
9.18.17
Myanmar

How Two Sisters Use Food to Celebrate Myanmar’s Most Misunderstood Minority

The semi-autonomous Wa State, located on Myanmar’s eastern border with China, is often dismissed as a haven for drug trafficking. But Yangon’s Root Kitchen & Bar wants to give visitors a taste of true Wa culture.
Diana Hubbell
7.5.17
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