California

Scenes

How LA Became a Bastion for People Who Are 'Spiritual, Not Religious’

The ecstatic, hypnotic chanting of kirtan is a huge scene in the city. And that makes perfect sense.
Katie Bain
2 days ago
Cannabis

Dan Bilzerian's Weed Company Is Keeping Sexist Cannabis Ads Alive

Women in the industry aren't happy about the overly sexualized billboards from Ignite, which they say don't reflect where cannabis culture is heading.
Hayley Fox
2.8.19
Scenes

San Diego Is Paradise for Goths

The scene there is both long-lasting and newly burgeoning, something you might not expect from the sunny city known for its beaches.
Peter Holslin
2.4.19
MARIJUANA

Unionizing Weed Workers Are Reigniting the Labor Movement

In an industry with a long history of sexual harassment, workers getting paid with drugs, and other rough conditions, unions see opportunity.
Hayley Fox
1.30.19
climate change

The Next Financial Crisis Could Be Caused by Climate Change

After wildfires bankrupted a major utility, there's concerns that more severe natural disasters will lead to economic devastation.
Geoff Dembicki
1.28.19
Weed

Canadians Spent More Than $1 Billion on Legal Weed in 2018, Report Says

The figure doubled from the year before.
Manisha Krishnan
1.15.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Five Questions for the Guy Who Licked a Stranger’s Doorbell for Three Hours

Why the doorbell and not the doorknob? Is it because of taste?
Mack Lamoureux
1.9.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Maybe Don't Brag to Your Roommates About Your $10 Million Lottery Ticket

And definitely don't leave it out while you're sleeping.
River Donaghey
1.9.19
LGBTQ

Lesbian Women Explain the Art of the Casual Hookup

“There’s a sexist misconception that women are gay for emotional commitment and love. This denies women our sexuality and capacity for lust and depravity."
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
1.3.19
christmas

A Critical Analysis of Bob Dylan's 2018 Xmas Lights

Though the Woolsey Fire took out Mr. Dylan's fence and hedge, it was not able to destroy his Christmas spirit.
Merrill Markoe
12.21.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Guy Got Stuck in a Restaurant's Disgusting Grease Duct for Two Days

It took firefighters almost an hour to get him out once they finally found him.
River Donaghey
12.13.18
climate change

The Terrifying Future of California Wildfires: 'It's Going to Get Worse'

After a year of record-breaking fires, the state is bracing for what comes next.
Cole Kazdin
12.12.18
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