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Travel

How Uganda Turned a Public Circumcision Ritual into a Tourist Attraction

Last month, more than 30,000 people showed up to watch young Ugandan men get their foreskins sliced in public.
VICE Staff
9.2.16
Stuff

Having Sex with the Wind: What Pagan Fertility Rituals Look Like in Russia

In 'Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari,' filmmaker Aleksey Fedorchenko explores the underground rituals and fertility practices of a pagan tribe in the Russian Urals.
Anastasiia Fedorova
11.25.15
VICE INTL

Hanging with the People Who Ritualistically Suspend Their Bodies from Hooks

VICE Serbia went to Rijeka, Croatia to explore the ancient art of using handmade hooks to pierce the skin as well as the city's tattoo and body modification scenes.
VICE Staff
9.9.15
Stuff

Fertilising Marijuana Plants, and Other Weird Ways to Decay After You Die

As eco-friendly funerals come into vogue, we consider some alternative ways of going back to dust.
Sophie Saint Thomas
8.17.15
The Make Believe Issue

Azerbaijan Is Trying to Attract Tourism with Its Crude Oil Spas

While getting your crude oil all over the place is usually frowned upon, there's one town in Azerbaijan that's tied its fortune to dunking tourists in the stuff.
Ryan Max
8.5.15
Travel

Uganda Is Using Adult Circumcision Rituals to Attract Tourism

Imbalu, the public circumcision of adult men, is an age-old ritual that government representatives s in southeast Uganda want to promote as a major tourist attraction.
Mark Hay
10.27.14
Travel

I Had the Leader of ISIS Cursed by a Hong Kong Sorceress and It Almost Worked

"Villain hitting" is a uniquely Hong Kong combination of political defiance and local superstition.
Brendon Hong
9.11.14
the vice reader

Summer Reading List: Zombie Hordes, Snuff Films, Haunted Computers

Here are three short books that will make you feel strange in the sun.
Blake Butler
7.4.14
The Horse Is a Horse of Course of Course Issue

Ritual

That is what's important, right there.
Kate Carraway
1.30.14
New music

Premiere: Rituals - Mesmerized

Rituals, a fantastic and fuzzy band from Toronto, have a brand new video for you. We also sat down with them to chat about casinos, nearly broken video cameras, and stolen effects pedals.
3.6.13
Magic Bullet

David Icke and the Lizard Apocalypse

Hanging out with the most iconic conspiracy theorist on Earth.
Alex Miller
8.8.12
Stuff

Suburban Witchcraft Update

Bruce Le Vrai
9.20.10