How Cops Caught the Last Real Hermit in America
The story of a man living in the woods alone for almost three decades, terrorizing locals and spawning a legend—until one determined cop trapped him.
'Michael the Billionaire,' Today's Comic by Stephen Maurice Graham
Michael is rich and glamorous somehow.
The Peculiar Case of a Modern-Day Hermit
Does solitude destroy the human psyche, or does it allow us to see the world clearly?
2014 in Review
Back to the Future: On Prince and D'Angelo's Welcome Returns in 2014's Art Official Age
This year saw the two reclusive R&B legends emerge from isolation ever so briefly to engage with the world, and we should all feel lucky.
Living Without Electricity
Their place is different because it has no electricity. There was a camping stove on the ceramic hob and no sign of a washing machine, refrigerator or a TV set. The only appliance in the flat was a big old radio, and that was disconnected.
Happy 69th Birthday Agafia Lykov, from Your Friends at VICE
Agafia Lykov, our favorite Siberian hermit, turned 69 today. Born on the Erinat River in Siberia in 1944, Agafia has lived all of her years in the Siberian taiga, roughly 160 miles from the nearest sign of other humans.
Agafia's Taiga Life
In 1936, a family of Russian Old Believers journeyed deep into Siberia's vast taiga to escape persecution and protect their way of life. The Lykovs eventually settled in the Sayan Mountains, 160 miles from any other sign of civilization.
Getting Away from the American Dream
"Somewhere to Disappear" is a film about hermit monks and kids hiding from Nazis in caves with guns.