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Restaurants

Why Waiters Are Racing Through London's Soho with Trays of Prosecco

London’s Soho Waiters Race dates back to the 1950s and sees local waitstaff run through the streets holding a bottle of fizz balanced on a tray. “The waiters are part of the community,” explains race volunteer Tim Baros. “We want to build relationships...
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7.20.16
Sex

'I Was Left Like a Freak in the Corner': Visiting the Doctor as a Sex Worker

If you thought getting healthcare for your desk job was bad, try being a woman in the sex industry. We spoke to escorts, porn actors, and former sex workers who ran into devastating prejudice when getting trying to get something as simple as a medical...
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3.3.16
GAMBLING

I Gambled with French Fries at a ‘Food Casino’ and Won More Than I Could Eat

Jerome Bradpiece is an international poker player with over £1,000,0000 in tournament winnings. I took him to London’s new “food casino” to play roulette with French fries and exchange our winnings for onion rings and cheesecake.
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12.17.15
Stuff

Is There Really a Media Blackout on Sikh Deaths in India?

Over the weekend, Jagmeet Singh interrupted 'Sunday Morning Live' to talk about the killings of two Sikh youths during a peaceful protest, sparking online fury about a lack of media coverage. I had a chat with Singh about the complaints.
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10.20.15
Stuff

What It's Like to Be a Female Bounty Hunter in Las Vegas

"People underestimate me, but that can be good for my job," says Uyen Vu.
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9.21.15
Stuff

This Is What It's Like to Be a Bail Bondsman in Las Vegas

"The largest bail we fronted money for was $500,000. It was for a doctor who had a clinic here in Vegas. He was re-using syringes and infecting people with hepatitis C."
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7.24.15
Stuff

This Is What It's Like to Be a VIP Party Host in Las Vegas

The World Series of Poker concluded in the City of Sin last night, so we got in touch with some VIP Party Hosts to talk about entertaining the wealthy guests who come to town to gamble and go on benders.
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6.23.15
NSFW

Inside the Thriving Online Market for Women's Dirty Underwear

We talked to customers and sellers on SellYourPanties.com, which is exactly what it sounds like.
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5.19.15
VICE vs Video games

Talking to Gamer Turned Poker Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier

Once one of the top "StarCraft" players in the world, the Frenchman's move to poker paid serious dividends.
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5.18.15
casinos

I Served Shark Fin Soup to Gamblers in London’s Elite Casinos

After dropping out of school, I worked as a croupier in London’s exclusive members’ clubs: a world where mega rich players are ‘comped’ with whatever food they desire from Michelin-starred chefs.
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4.13.15
Internet

Presenting a Cooking Show in My Underwear Didn’t Make Me a Better Cook

Despite having a kitchen the size of a sanitary towel and culinary skills that extend to opening tins of sardines, I landed a part presenting an internet cookery series—wearing only underwear.
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3.18.15
Stuff

Everything I Learned Working as a Playboy Club Bunny

I've always been fascinated by the Playboy Club, so when it reopened in London a couple of years ago I traded in my well-paid job for a pom-pom tail and a pair of bunny ears.
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2.11.15