voodoo

Ig Nobels

The 2018 Ig Nobels Honor Discoveries About Cannibalism, Voodoo, and DIY Colonoscopies

The annual parody of the Nobel Prize also celebrated studies about human saliva as a cleaning agent, the effect of roller-coasters of kidney stones, and the use of postage stamps as erection detectors.
Becky Ferreira
9.14.18
Tedium

3Dfx Brought the GPU Industry to Life But Didn't Live to See It Thrive

In a few short years, the graphics card company 3Dfx Interactive provided a polygon-laden shock to the PC world—then fell apart, fast. What happened?
Ernie Smith
2.16.18
Premieres

The Undeniable Magic of Francine Thirteen's Powerfully Feminine Ritual Pop

Dallas native Francine Thirteen celebrates the sacredness of feminine power through psychically charged pop in her video for “Sovereign, Song of Auras.”
Dianca London Potts
7.3.17
Premieres

Vodun Demonize Colonial Oppression in Their Stark New Video for "Bloodstones"

The London trio is taking their soulful marriage of stoner doom, psych rock, blues, and West African spiritualism on the road across the UK
Kim Kelly
2.8.17
Religion

Voodoo Puts the Skull in These Dark Sculptures

Haitian Vodou gets cast in a new light by London-based artist Pierre Santos.
Masha (Maria) Koblyakova
10.5.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Miss Cleo, the Beloved TV Psychic, Has Died

We will never forget her infectious catchphrase, "Call me now!"
Allie Conti
7.26.16
Film

Social Sci-Fi Film 'Sculpt' Plays Out Humanity's Dark Obsessions

Sci-fi, shibari, Charlotte Rampling, and Willem Dafoe star in Loris Gréaud's dark sci-fi art film, 'Sculpt.'
Anna Marks
6.30.16
Music

Every Street Dog Knows These Feels

A gutter punk mutt finds his way home in my favorite music video this year.
Emerson Rosenthal
5.19.16
Stuff

The Artist Who Plays House with Her Deformed Sculptures

Fardou Louise Keuning's "creatures"—papier-mâché sculptures with deformities and strange facial expressions—take on a lifelike quality in her art exhibits. She even calls one of them her boyfriend.
Matt St. John
5.19.16
Photo

Photos of Spirits and Snake Charmers at Haiti's Annual Vodou Street Party

A chat with photographer Benjamin Eagle, who was in Haiti shooting for his project "The Spirits of Jacmel."
Tom Usher, Photos: Benjamin Eagle
2.29.16
Stuff

Vlach Magic, Murder, and Misunderstanding: Shedding Light on an Ancient Culture in Eastern Serbia

Vlach magic rituals are infamous throughout modern Serbia and the practice is often sensationalized in the country's media with particular emphasis on its dark side.
Will Cathcart
2.17.16
VICE INTL

The Truth Behind Serbia's Notorious Witchcraft Subculture

Vlach magic is an integral part in everyday life in eastern Serbia, but the country's mainstream media has linked the practice to mass killings and crime across the country. Is there any truth to those claims?
VICE Staff
2.11.16
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