Spellbinding Photos of Witches at Work in Romania

Witchcraft is big business in the Eastern European country, and photographer Lucia Sekerková​ has documented its magical rise for seven years.
Isaine Blatry

Inside the Lavish Arranged Marriage of a Powerful Witch Clan

In Romania, one of the world's most powerful witches arranged for her son to marry his witch cousin. Broadly attended the extravagant wedding to capture the rituals and ceremonies that go into planning a traditional occult wedding.
Broadly Staff

This European Country Is Voting to Block Gay Marriage—Probably Forever

In October, Romania will hold a referendum to change its constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman only.
Sirin Kale

Inside the Studios for Romania's Booming Sex Cam Industry

We visited two studios in Bucharest, the camming capital of the world.
Ștefania Matache
New music

Dance Angrily to the Righteous Fury of Stefana Fratila's "Swallowed Seeds"

The Toronto-via-Romania producer makes avant-garde techno that tackles misogynist violence with seething, technology-aided rage.
Phil Witmer
Surprise Visits

Far-Right Nationalists Stormed the VICE Romania Office

Our colleagues at VICE Romania had a visit from a couple of guys who were angry with us about... quoting them verbatim?
VICE Staff

People Showed Us Stuff from Old Relationships They Couldn't Throw Away

It's important to cherish the memories, even if it means holding on to a record with the words "FUCK YOU" carved into it.
VICE Staff

What Happened When Romania's Most Powerful Witch Moved to LA

Mihaela Minca is one of the most powerful—and feared—witches in Eastern Europe. In 2017, she relocated to California to work with some clients. We spoke to her about living out her American dream, which of course included hexing Donald Trump.
Milene Larsson
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Kim Davis Is Crusading Against Gay Rights in Romania Now

The Kentucky county clerk wants to persuade the country to amend its constitution to explicitly ban same-sex marriage.
River Donaghey
Wasp Attacks

The ‘Lucifer’ Heatwave in Europe Is Reportedly Fuelling Terrifying Wasp Attacks

With climate change, bee and wasp attacks are expected to get worse.
Caroline Haskins

Hailey Gates Learns How to Be a Camgirl on 'STATES OF UNDRESS'

On the season two finale, Hailey meets up with webcam models in Romania and explores the larger fashion scene in the formerly communist country.
VICE Staff
Festivals 2017

A Festival? In a Transylvanian Castle? I Mean, Sure

Electric Castle's lineup looked like someone emailed every booking agent in the northern hemisphere saying: "right, Romania, who fancies it?"
VICE Staff