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.
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?
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
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
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Miss Cleo, the Beloved TV Psychic, Has Died
We will never forget her infectious catchphrase, "Call me now!"
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.'
Every Street Dog Knows These Feels
A gutter punk mutt finds his way home in my favorite music video this year.
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
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
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.
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?