The Uganda Love This Issue
I Traveled to Egypt for a Miracle Cure for My ALS
When I revealed my diagnosis to my mother, she told me to go to Cairo, convinced that I'd be healed there.
The Off the Deep End Issue
Egypt Is in Dire Need of Sex Education
How do people—especially women—learn about sex in a country where sex is taboo?
An Artist Is Trying to Make Arabic Tattoos More Stylish
The new trend of getting random words in Arabic inked on your body has led to some boring tattoos, but Bahraini artist Karima Sharabi is here to help.
The Worst Part of the Ice Bucket Challenge Is the People Criticizing It
The worst people aren't the hashtag activists-they're the ones behind their computers typing angry prose of disapproval.
I Got Drunk at the Sesame Street Gala and Met Cookie Monster
Rich white people congratulated themselves for spending money on an extravagant night in the name of bringing Sesame Street to Afghanistan, because where the troops couldn't succeed, the muppets sure as hell could.
I Tried to Get a 'Simpsons' Writer to Admit That the US and Fox Orchestrated the Arab Spring
Conspiracy theories about politics and the US are a cultural staple in the Middle East, like how The Simpsons episode, “New Kids on the Blecch,” proves US involvement in the Syrian uprising. Is Fox in cahoots with the US government?
Sriracha Aged in Whiskey Barrels Is Better Than the Original Sauce
When I first wrote about how I was dealing with the now-lifted sriracha ban, I got the strangest responses on how to enjoy the sauce. But one woman is making a version that makes the plastic-bottle stuff look like child's play.
The Fashion Issue 2014
The Many Reasons Middle Eastern Women Wear Hijabs
Many women in Middle Eastern countries prefer to wear some kind of religious head covering, but that doesn't mean that they want to suppress their sexuality or that they're oppressed by men.
How I'm Dealing with the Sriracha Ban
Huy Fong Foods, the company that produces the popular hot sauce, can't make more until mid-January, so a vodka company stepped up to the plate by producing Sriracha-flavored vodka. That liquor sounds like a bad idea wrapped in a marketing gimmick, but...
VICE Speaks with Gigi Ibrahim About Violence in Egypt
We video chatted with Gigi Ibrahim, a prominent activist in the Egyptian revolution, to try to make sense of everything that's been happening in the country.
The Place Women Go to Get Raped
Yasmine’s story goes like this: Men enclosed a circle around her, ripped her clothes, beat her, dragged her through the streets, while penetrating her with their fingers and knives.
Motorcycle Boot Camp
The last time I was on something with two wheels, it was a friend’s bike. I rode it for about a block on a New York City sidewalk before I hit the brakes too quickly and fell sideways. Now, here I am, after my boss sent me to do the Harley-Davidson...