Matt Shea

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Πώς Είναι η Ζωή στη Φυλακή Όταν Είσαι Πάμπλουτος;

Badminton και δείπνα με αστακούς.
Matt Shea
12.22.15
Stuff

The Cult Who Kidnaps Christians and Is at War with the Chinese Government

The cult's core belief is that Jesus Christ has been reincarnated as a middle-aged Chinese woman called Lightning Deng who now lives in Chinatown in New York. The cult operates by infiltrating China’s underground churches and integrating themselves...
Matt Shea
7.31.13
Stuff

Uncovering the "Truth" Among the Conspiracy Theorists at the 2013 Bilderberg Fringe Festival

The folks who think that the annual meeting of powerful people known as the Bilderberg Group have gotten so used to protesting against conspiracies that they've started an official event: the Bilderberg Fringe Festival. I wandered around to ask...
Matt Shea
6.12.13
News

Turkey's Weekend of Street War, Jubilation, and Bulldozer Joyrides

Social unrest has gripped the country, from Istanbul to Ankara. VICE currently has a number of reporters and filmmakers in Turkey. We called one of them on Sunday to make sure they hadn't suffocated in tear gas plumes and to get their perspective on...
Matt Shea
6.3.13
News

Teens Are Being Trapped in Abusive 'Drug Rehab Centers'

The methods used at these facilities are arguably traceable to an anti-drug cult in the 60s called the Church of Synanon. Their method was to abduct addicts and then “rehabilitate” them through beatings and humiliation. Former patients have been airing...
Matt Shea
5.22.13
Stuff

Porn Sites Are Paying to Remove Tattoos of Their Logos from Hostgator's Face

Hostgator Dotcom emailed me the good news so I thought I'd call him up to congratulate him. It turns out he's doing great and his kids aren't starving, but he also has some worrying new plans to make money that involve his ding-a-ling and his future...
Matt Shea
5.8.13
News

Reddit Wants the Boston Bomber's Blood

Only one day after the Boston bombings, a subreddit was formed to collate and analyze photos of the crime scene, expanding to more than 3,000 users in less than half a day. We spoke to Rather_Confused, one of the subreddit's mods, to get a feel for...
Matt Shea
4.18.13
News

Berliners Are Waging a War Against Gentrification

It’s been 23 years since the Berlin Wall was demolished, and now the bulldozers are back. But this time, no one’s clapping. When word got out that a developer was planning to build a luxury apartment complex right on top of the preserved section of the...
Matt Shea
4.6.13
Stuff

I Tattooed Porn Websites on My Face So My Kids Wouldn't Starve

In 1990, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, dreaming of a future in which people everywhere could bask in the glory of an interconnected global world. Two decades later, a man had the URLs of multiple porn websites tattooed on his face...
Matt Shea
4.4.13
The Fashion Issue 2013

Bulletproof Kids

In December, the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, threw the country into a deep depression, followed by a fiery debate about guns. Companies hawking children’s clothes saw sales skyrocket. One of these vendors, Amendment II...
Matt Shea
2.26.13
Stuff

Scientists in Wales Have Been Sewing Kittens' Eyes Shut

Cardiff University has been conducting a series of experiments in which they sew kittens' eyes shut from birth. As you can imagine, many people on the cat-lover's Mecca that is the internet got pretty angry about it. I decided to contact Cardiff...
Matt Shea
11.1.12
Travel

The Raving Outlaw Biker-Druids and Their 1575-Year-Old King

Since the 80s, King Arthur and his biker-druid followers have been protesting in support of the environment, druids' rights, and establishing open access to Stonehenge. These days, you can find him and his partner, the High Priestess, campaigning in...
Matt Shea
10.10.12