monks

Cody's World of Cheese

Maroilles Is a Psychedelic Washed-Rind Cheese that Tastes Like Beefy Butter

At first, Maroilles looks like a fucked up tropical Starburst—but it's rich, salty, and goes great with Hennessy and Fritos.
Cody Reiss
3.27.19
Photography

This Guy Spent a Week Inside Italian Catacombs Taking Photos of Corpses

More than 8,000 mummies line the walls of Sicily's ancient, eerie Capuchin Catacombs.
Miss Rosen
7.16.18
beer

Trappist Monks Are Mad that a Supermarket Is Jacking Up the Price of Their Beer

Dutch chain Jan Linders somehow scored 300 crates of Westvleteren’s Trappist beers, and it's charging customers €9.95 ($12.30) per bottle.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.14.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Buddhist Monks Grapple with the Meaning of Video Games

We explore the relationship between gaming and Buddhist teachings on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'
VICE Staff
2.8.18
bars

This Tokyo Bar Is Run by Buddhist Monks

For 17 years, Vowz Bar has been serving cocktails with a side of Buddhist philosophy, offering drinks with names like Mugen-Jigoku (Never-Ending Suffering in Hell) as well as medicinal liquors infused with turtles and snakes.
Diana Hubbell
7.10.17
Religion

Ex-Clergy Explain How They Realized There Is No God

"I certainly do not hate the church... I do, however, think that they are wasting a lot of time, effort, and money on nonsense."
Annie Armstrong
4.18.17
seafood

Canadian Monks Bought 600 Pounds of Live Lobsters and Released Them in the Ocean

Over 600 pounds of lobsters are now scuttling peacefully on the ocean floor of eastern Canada rather than wallowing in butter and garlic, thanks to the efforts of a group of Buddhist monks.
Gigen Mammoser
7.11.16
Stuff

Last Night's 'Game of Thrones' Showed the Downside of Forgiveness

When your whole thing is absolving people when they repent, it's hard to make your enemies go away for good.
David Perry
5.30.16
Music

Researchers Are Digitizing Ancient Monk Chants Into a Massive Database

“The medieval memory was fabulous for a lot of reasons and this is just another example.”
Becky Ferreira
5.20.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch Three Buddhist Monks Brawl in Front of a Temple

Cell phone footage captured three monks throwing wild haymakers at one another while a woman screamed.
VICE Staff
4.28.16
Food

Meet the Arkansas Monks Who Make Flaming Habanero Hot Sauce

Since 2003, the monks at Subiaco Abbey have been making Monk Sauce—a homemade hot sauce made with habanero peppers grown at the monastery.
Dakota Kim
1.22.16
Stuff

The Peculiar Case of a Modern-Day Hermit

Does solitude destroy the human psyche, or does it allow us to see the world clearly?
Paul Willis
11.25.15
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