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Hong Kong's Creationist Theme Park Is Somehow Worse Than It Sounds

I tried to give Noah's Ark Hong Kong a fair shake. What I found there bordered on terrifying.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
5.21.19
Culture

This Mexican Town Celebrates Its Namesake Saint with Exploding Hammers

Despite several attempts to ban the practice and the handful of injuries it regularly causes, the tradition has carried on for 300 years.
VICE Staff
4.30.19
Weed Week

London's Annual 4/20 Smoke-Up Has Gone Legit

The event—traditionally a fairly amateur gathering—felt legitimate and well-organized, perhaps because legalization is getting closer.
Alex Rorison
4.23.19
Easter

Fireworks and Pipe Bombs: How Greek Towns Celebrate Easter

On the island of Chios, rival parishes launch makeshift rockets at each other, while on Andros, iron pipes filled with gunpowder blow up right next to the Easter procession.
Nafsika Mavromoustakou
4.19.19
Home Coming

Hong Kong Will Always Have My Heart

But I despise the way it's changing.
Angela Hui
4.17.19
migration

How Migrants Helped to Rejuvenate a Struggling Italian Town

A few years ago, the Sicilian town of Sutera found a renewed sense of purpose after it started welcoming migrant families. Now, Italy's anti-immigration policies are threatening this new balance.
Cosimo Bizzarri
4.8.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Komodo Island Is Closing Because People Keep Stealing Its Dragons

Tourists will be banned from visiting the Indonesian island as of January 2020.
Gavin Butler
4.3.19
LGBTQ

What It's Like to Be Illegally Gay in Myanmar

“My father was always trying to make an enemy out of me... He hated me for being gay."
Libby Hogan
4.3.19
Travel

Staying in the Freezing Romanian Countryside Showed Me How People Live Without Plumbing

Around 60 percent of rural Romania doesn't have a public sewage system.
Adina Florea
3.4.19
Travel

I Spent a Day at the 'World's Best Airport' and It Was Pretty Good

Singapore's Changi International Airport has more amenities than anyone could ever hope to experience in one visit, so I tried to do them all in under five hours.
Justin Caffier
1.11.19
crime

Tijuana’s Tourism Is Booming Even as the Homicide Rate Spikes

Over 2,300 people have been murdered in 2018 thus far, an increase from 1,647 homicides in 2017.
Alejandra Sánchez Inzunza
José Luis Pardo Veiras
12.11.18