The Tight Squeeze Issue


Harvesting Psychedelic Honey in the Mountains of Nepal

In this month's Artifact, VICE's Chloe Campion remembers hiking through the Himalayas to film a documentary about a mystical, hallucinogenic honey.


The Woman Determined to Be the First Trans Person to Sail the World Alone

"When things get violent, and the boats get thrown around, and you're tossed around like a cork in a bottle—you find out who you are."


DonMak, Burger Impersonator

Would you like a side of fries to go with your geopolitical turmoil?


Why the Beret Is a Hat for Our Times

French tradition, artistic integrity, military conflict. The beret can mean many things. But in 2017, it’s a symbol of revolution.


Chicago Cordially Asks You to Please Write Its St. Patrick's Day Parade into Your Movie

Show up with Mark Ruffalo and 20 camera guys, and I promise you we will not notice.


I Was a College Athlete, and NCAA Amateurism Doesn't Help Us

March Madness is suffused with "love of the game" propaganda justifying restrictions on paying athletes. A former Division I basketball player explains why those roles are burdensome and irrelevant.


Hitler's Doctor Said the Dictator Almost Died from a Cocaine Overdose

An assassination attempt got Hitler addicted to "that cocaine thing," according to a new book.


Read 'The Pornographers', New Fiction From Ottessa Moshfegh

A short story by the young American writer.


Photographer Zhongjia Sun Turns Still-Life Photography on Its Head

Sun's photos manipulate ordinary images to challenge our perception of art in consumer culture.


Photographs of the Aftermath of the Iraqi Forces in Eastern Mosul

Over the past two years, ISIS has destroyed most of the bridges, but they remain the primary way to cross and transfer goods from a safe area to an occupied one.


Will Trump Change the Way Immigrants Love?

"We have sex a lot less often, and I think it's because we're in our heads a lot, thinking about the current situation."


There Is No Explaining Vince Staples

We had some sushi in the studio with the prolific 23-year-old rapper as he told us about his upcoming new album, 'Big Fish Theory.'