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News

Here's What We've Learned in the Two Weeks Since the Lion Air Plane Crash

There are still so many unanswered questions.
Adi Renaldi
11.15.18
Photos

Like Mother, Unlike Daughter: Portraits of Women Defining Their Own Femininity

We talked to photographer Nadia Rompas about her series that unpacks mother-daughter relationships and gender stereotypes in Indonesia.
Alice .
10.9.18
VICE INTL

The Extravagant Rite of Passage Rituals of Indonesia

We got an inside look the lavish ceremonies that celebrate a boy's transition into manhood—including colorful costumes, live music, and dancing horses.
VICE Staff
10.9.18
palu earthquake

The Horror of Watching Your Home Get Swallowed by Liquid Earth

“My son is still traumatized. He asked me, 'Can I sleep with my eyes open? I’m afraid there will be another earthquake.'"
Iqbal Lubis
10.3.18
Earthquake

Scenes from Palu, an Indonesian City Devastated by Last Week's Tsunami

Our photographer was in the disaster-torn city on Saturday, only 24 hours after disaster struck. Here's what he saw.
Iqbal Lubis
10.1.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Teen Survived at Sea for 49 Days in This Rickety, Floating Hut

Miraculously, ten ships passed by without seeing him before one finally came to the rescue.
Drew Schwartz
9.24.18
ten questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Kung Fu Master

"Monks train really hard, so they're able to tow a car with their penis."
Daniel Darmawan
8.28.18
ten questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Concert Security Guard

Ever wonder what happens to all those confiscated items?
Titah AW
8.13.18
Lombok Earthquake

Teams Are Searching the Rubble of Lombok by Hand to Find Earthquake Survivors

We went into the hardest hit part of Indonesia and found search and rescue teams working tirelessly by hand to save people trapped beneath the ruins.
Akhyar M Nur
8.7.18
Culture

The Discrimination at the Heart of Indonesia's Debt Collection Industry

Negative stereotypes about people from East Indonesia have driven a generation of young men into one of the country's most-reviled industries.
Adi Renaldi
7.2.18
Privacy and Perception Issue

Stunning Photos That Show the Intimacy of Undressing

Photographer Alex Thebez's two series here, "A Handful of Unfulfilled Wishes" and "Undressed," both address the ambiguity and fluidity of our identities, on the internet and off of it
Alex Thebez
6.20.18
ramadan

Why I Decided to Do a Social Media Fast This Ramadan

It seriously changed my perspective on things.
Harits Paramasatya
6.7.18
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