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Harry Potter Tourism Is Ruining Edinburgh

The city is full of horrible gimmicks about a celebrity wizard.
Liam Turbett
1.18.18
Film

How 'T2 Trainspotting' Director Danny Boyle Tried to Make Filmmaking Less 'Colonial'

We spoke to the director and the group Young Fathers, whose music is described as the "heartbeat" of the 'Trainspotting' sequel.
Hannah Ewens
1.27.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

We Waited 20 Years for 'Trainspotting 2' and All We Got Was This Lousy Teaser

Rent Boy, Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie are all back, but we're still going to have to wait for the actual trailer.
Helen Donahue
5.16.16
Stuff

Mohammed Abad, the Man with a Prosthetic Penis, Has Finally Lost His Virginity at 44

Mohammed Abad lost his penis in a car accident. After getting a prosthetic penis decades later and arranging to lose his virginity, he was in another car crash and had to delay his plans.
Tim Noble
3.21.16
VICE Long Reads

An Oral History of 'Trainspotting' 20 Years Later

Ewan McGregor, Kelly MacDonald and Irvine Welsh talk about the book, the filming of the movie, the backlash and the sequel.
Daniel Dylan Wray
3.3.16
Stuff

'Twenty Years Ahead of the World': Talking to Legendary Performance Artist Penny Arcade

We talked to the one-woman show about five decades of performing, her oral history project <i>Lower East Side Biographies</i> and the need to offer young people a queer, punk-rock, alternative to the mainstream.
Amelia Abraham
8.18.15
VICE vs Video games

‘Castlevania’ Is the Game That Made Me an eBay Addict

The quest for Konami's NES classic kicked off my retro gaming addiction.
Dave Cook
5.1.15
Stuff

Police Baffled by ‘Tweed-Jacket Gang' Attack in Edinburgh

Either time travelers or angry hipsters beat the shit out of some guy in the Cowgate area of the city.
Joel Golby
3.10.15
Film

This Guy from Edinburgh's Estates Made a 'Real-Life Trainspotting' About His Youth

Garry Fraser grew up in Muirhouse, an estate north of Edinburgh that was being decimated by heroin and AIDS. After escaping from a crippling crack addiction, he started making films and is now a BAFTA and MTV Award winner.
Daniel Dylan Wray
2.19.15
sports

Scotland's Thirsty Soccer Fans Still Can't Drink at Matches

I went for pre-match pints with Hibs supporters who, unlike their English counterparts, can't buy alcohol in their stadium.
Chris McCall, Photos: Andrew Perry
1.12.15
sports

North Scotland's Surfers Are Tougher Than You

In the remote town of Thurso, surfers will risk floating chunks of ice for the best cold-water waves in Europe.
Marcus Thompson
1.12.15
Stuff

Meeting Scotland's Illegal DIY Weed Doctors

Medical cannabis isn't legal in the UK, but that doesn't stop these two home pharmacists from processing it into oils and capsules and giving it to sick people.
Hope Whitmore
11.3.14