circus

Photography

Photos of Indian Stunt Drivers Braving the 'Well of Death'

No helmets, no roll cage, and 60 miles per hour.
Andrea Au
5.24.18
photo story

Photos of Australia's Oldest Circus

Founded in the 1800s, the Ashton Circus is still going strong. Photographer Craig Holmes shares his experience capturing its many diverse personalities.
Rebecca Kamm
4.19.18
ANIMALS

The Controversial Florida Retirement Homes for Famous Animals

Michael Jackson's pet chimpanzee Bubbles has landed in a glorious sanctuary, but activists worry about the fate of other animals in the entertainment biz.
Mitchell Sunderland
6.25.17
subcultures

Meet the Woman Planning to Hang by Her Teeth over Niagara Falls

Erendira Vasquez Wallenda has planned the feat for June 15.
Allison Tierney
6.8.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

A Ringling Bros. relative is keeping the American circus alive

John Ringling North II is keeping the American circus tradition alive by running the Kelly Miller Circus.
Kristin Fraser
5.23.17
Freedman Files

Lost Photos of Clowns from the 70s

Veteran photographer Jill Freedman gives us a glimpse of life with a traveling circus.
Jill Freedman
Cameron Cuchulainn
5.10.17
ask an expert

We Asked Scientists Why Clowns Freak Us the Hell Out

Since there's a new It coming out, we thought we'd get mentally prepared.
Maggie Puniewska
4.26.17
circus

The Teens Keeping the Circus Alive in a Dying Town

We spoke to photographer Nick Warner about the necessity of the town's greatest pride.
Joe Bish
3.1.17
Culture

As Ringling Bros. Closes, Circus Workers Are Left Scrambling for New Jobs

The iconic circus is shutting down after years of animal rights protests over its treatment of elephants, and longtime employees are now panicking over how they will support themselves.
Mitchell Sunderland
1.24.17
Stuff

The Horrifying True Story of the Black Brothers Forced to Become Circus Freaks

In the new book 'Truevine,' journalist Beth Macy details their mother's three-decade quest to get her boys back.
Seth Ferranti
10.22.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Real Clowns Are Pissed That Evil Clowns Are Giving Them a Bad Rap

The terrifying clown hysteria sweeping both Carolinas has some professional party clowns hanging up their red noses for good.
VICE Staff
9.8.16
Art

Sad Animal Clowns Pitch a Tent Against Animal Cruelty

Norwegian artist Hama Woods imparts a moody tone to a handful of zany creatures.
Diana Shi
8.20.16
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