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.
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.
The Queens Living It Up in China's Thriving Drag Scene
VICE met up with a pair of drag queens as they prepared for a major ball in Shanghai, following along before they hit the stage for a competition with dozens of other queens.
These Invincible 'Super Rats' Are Genetically Resistant to Poison
VICE Japan met up with a handful of experts studying super rats—genetically mutated rodents humans can't seem to kill.
The Indonesian Teenagers Competing in Illegal Drag Races
We went inside the dangerous, high-stakes world of illegal motorcycle racing in Jakarta.
We Went Fishing with Japan's Shark Hunters
Okinawa's fishermen took VICE along on their annual shark hunt, and we met the scientists who study their haul once it's brought to shore.
The Japanese Shark Hunters Catching the Ocean's Fiercest Predators
We follow a group of fishermen off the coast of Okinawa as they gear up for a hunt.
The Venezuelan Ceremony Where Spirits Take Over the Living
VICE trekked to Venezuela for Baile en Candela, a yearly spiritual ceremony where people use blood, fire, and age-old rituals to channel the spirits of the dead.
Inside China's Factory Farms for Mink Furs
VICE China visited the farms that harvest minks, the factories that turn their fur into coats, and the malls that sell the upscale garments to find out how they’re made.
The Cult of Debt Forgiveness
VICE Indonesia investigates Swissindo World Trust International Orbit, a bizarre cult that attracted a global following by promising to wipe away its followers' debts.
Colombia's Hidden Cocaine-Smuggling Route
VICE Colombia takes a trip along El Naya to see how the drug gets made, packaged, and shipped to the US from start to finish.
VICE TALKS FILM
How Two First-Time Directors Made a Radical Documentary on Indian Politics
VICE met up with directors Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla to hear how they captured a political outsider's rise to prominence in India.