ALEX HOBAN

VICE AUSTRALIA IS 10

Battleship Island - Japan's Rotting Metropolis

An hour or so’s sail from the port of Nagasaki, an abandoned island silently crumbles.
ALEX HOBAN
5.8.13
Atlas Hoods

Abandoned Estonian Prisons Are a Little Slice of Hell

Back in 1820, Russian Tzar Nicholas I built a massive prison on the Baltic coast just outside of Tallinn, Estonia, which was so good at making prisoners cower remorsefully before the might of the hegemony, that it remained in commission right up until...
ALEX HOBAN
2.27.13
News

They Weren't Joking, North Korea Tested Another Nuclear Bomb

While you were sleeping, North Korea was causing a small earthquake on the Korean peninsula. After a gradual buildup over the past few weeks that's seen domestic media in the socialist state saturated with missile-themed iconography, and timed just a...
ALEX HOBAN
2.12.13
News

I Dare North Korea to Nuke America

It's never nice when underage dictators point their nuclear arsenal at you willy-nilly, but try not to panic too much. I don't think North Korea is going to blow up America just yet, or that deep down Kim Jong Un even wants to.
ALEX HOBAN
1.25.13
News

North Korea Is Open for Business (Sort Of)

Yesterday Kim Jong Un, now the world's youngest leader, broke the silent tradition of his reclusive father and made a New Year's speech to the people of North Korea, filling them in on his plans for a totally awesome 2013. It was the first time the...
ALEX HOBAN
1.2.13
Travel

Pompeii in the Caribbean

The Montserrat volcano lay dormant for centuries, but finally exploded in 1995, decimating the island. Subsequent eruptions have left two-thirds of the country uninhabitable.
ALEX HOBAN
11.8.12
Travel

Adventures in the North Korean Film Industry

Kim Jong-il loved giving white guys a chance on the big screen, as long as they were up for playing the white devil. It was inevitable that someone as fame-hungry as me would travel to the asshole of the earth just to have a crack a the whole...
ALEX HOBAN
9.17.12
Travel

A Big Night Out with... Moscow's Young Elite!

Partying with the richest and most beautiful people on Earth (and Jared Leto's brother).
ALEX HOBAN
6.14.12
Travel

Kim Jong-Un Reads VICE!

He read my article about North Korea's shitty theme park and told the staff to get their acts together.
ALEX HOBAN
6.13.12
Travel

Birthday Shopping with Stalin!

Maybe Lenin would have appreciated his cake more if he hadn't been fucking wasted.
ALEX HOBAN
4.26.12
Travel

Japan's Smelliest Sex City Is Dying

The sad demise of the naked spa party in the land of the farting volcano.
ALEX HOBAN
2.10.12
Photo

Sex and the Single LOLdog

Making dogs look like sluts is a timeless human tradition.
ALEX HOBAN
1.4.12
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