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The Japanese Love Industry
In these difficult times, many Japanese are putting marriage and families on the back burner and seeking recreational love and affection as a cheap escape. We sent Ryan Duffy to investigate Tokyo's cuddle cafes and Yakuza-sponsored prostitution.
Portrait of a Russian Oligarch
After the collapse of Communism in Russia, as state assets were divvied up and privatized, a few individuals stepped in to take the reins of this entrepreneurial experiment. Rewarded with massive fortunes and fame, they came to be known as "the...
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Strolling the Thames in China
VICE correspondent Ryan Duffy takes a stroll with some tour guides through Thames Town in Songjiang, China. The British-style town is part of the "One City, Nine Towns" plan that China has established for the outskirts of Shanghai.
Stories from the Making of Our HBO Show
Our HBO show that you've probably heard about by now premieres tonight at 11 PM. We're thrilled, you're thrilled, everyone on the planet is thrilled about this. To get you even more excited, one of the show's hosts, Ryan Duffy, put together this...
Venezuelan Body Count
We met up with El Preito, rapper king of Venezuela, to talk about what it's like growing up in one of Caracas's most dangerous slums.
Venezuelan Body Count
Chasing bodies on the Caracas crime beat with a reporter from 'El Universal.'
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Only the Dead Fight Fair
Your new go-to source for a glimpse at the future of war.
Meet a Sex Writer and Stalk the Paparazzi
Come along with us as we give the paparazzi a taste of their own terrible medicine. Then we learn why Rachel Rabbit White thinks sex is so great that she spends so much of her time writing about it (and occasionally having it).
Drake, Secret Victoria's Secret Parties, and Yoga Advice
Drake has two new videos, "HYFR" and "Take Care," and Hanson wants to give you his thoughts on them. Brett Ratner hangs out and tells us his wildest party story, which involces Victoria's Secret models, Charlie Sheen, and Orlando Bloom.
Learn Manners, History, and the Secrets of Auto-Tune the News
Find out how the Gregory Brothers and Auto-Tune the News became such a success, learn how to be a gentlemen from a bearded blowhard, and see how much New Yorkers really know about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Drake, Funny Videos, and Summer Love
Find out what Drake's been up to lately, watch the funniest videos on the internet, and learn the secrets of summer love.
The Psychedelic Booby Trap Issue
For My Dead Homies
We approach the Cementerio General del Sur in Caracas in the back of a cab with darkly tinted windows. Fourteen thousand people were murdered in Venezuela in 2010, and Caracas is widely regarded as one of the most violent cities in the world. The...