Dance Angrily to the Righteous Fury of Stefana Fratila's "Swallowed Seeds"
The Toronto-via-Romania producer makes avant-garde techno that tackles misogynist violence with seething, technology-aided rage.
Far Right Nationalists Stormed the VICE Office
Our colleagues at VICE Romania had a visit from a couple of guys who were angry with us about... quoting them verbatim?
People Showed Us Stuff from Old Relationships They Couldn't Throw Away
It's important to cherish the memories, even if it means holding on to a record with the words "FUCK YOU" carved into it.
A Festival? In a Transylvanian Castle? I Mean, Sure
Electric Castle's lineup looked like someone emailed every booking agent in the northern hemisphere saying: "right, Romania, who fancies it?"
How a Fire Led to the Toppling of a Prime Minister
Two years ago there was a tragic fire, similar to Grenfell, in Romania. The government were blamed, and five days later they were gone.
Portraits of Europe's Most Popular Kebabs
From the famous Turkish döner of Berlin to Holland’s monster kapsalon topped with Gouda, kebabs are Europe’s favourite drunk food. We took a look at how this grilled meat snack differs around the Continent.
The Restless Youth Issue
Can a Movement to End Corruption Fix Romania's Troubled Democracy?
The country's recent anti-corruption protests have been the largest and most widespread demonstrations since the fall of Communism.
Aaron Lake Smith
A Horse's Life
This Is How Romanian Horses Celebrate Easter
In the Romanian town of Targoviste, they get their manes did, pull carts and do some complicated hops.
Who the Hell Was "Mr. Saxobeat" Anyway?
We went in search of the mysterious figure who inspired one of the decade's most enduring Eurodance anthems.
How to Eat Like Count Dracula in Transylvania
Dracula's supper of choice is not usually available even to humans with an adventurous palate, but you can try the next best thing at vampire-inspired restaurants in Transylvania—now in present-day Romania.
I Played Illegal Pool with Mobsters in Communist Romania
The biggest stars had nicknames like "the Butcher" and "The Barber", while my manager wore grenades on his belt.
The Faces of the People Who Believe Their Party Is Going to Take Control of Romania
Like in America and the UK, Romanian voters also seem to want things to be like they imagine they were in the past.