North Korea Threw a Massive Cooking Competition to Celebrate Kim Jong-Il's Birthday
There ain't no party like a brutally authoritarian despot’s birthday party, because a brutally authoritarian despot’s birthday party don’t stop.
Blackout: Inside Belarus, Europe's Last Dictatorship
VICE News visits Belarus, the last European dictatorship, where President Lukashenko’s government has engaged in a campaign of censorship to intimidate journalists and suppress independent media.
Former Dictator of Guatemala Ruled Mentally Unfit to Face Retrial for War Crimes
Efrain Rios Montt had already been convicted in 2013 of ordering the brutal slaughter of indigenous Guatemalans in the military's scorched earth counterinsurgency campaigns between 1982 and 1983.
Robert Mugabe Wants to Eat a Lion for His Birthday
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe will celebrate his 91st birthday this month in style, blowing out the candles on a feast of two elephants, two buffalo, two sables, five impalas, and a lion worth $120,000 in total.
Talking Heads and Dancing Shoes: How Fatboy Slim Brought His Beats to Broadway
The UK rave legend breaks down how an odd encounter with David Byrne led to the creation of a glitzy musical about party girl and shoe-loving Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos.