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Meet the Grandfather of Chinese Rock Meet the Grandfather of Chinese Rock

MILENE LARSSON: When we covered the Beijing punk scene, we were surprised by how apolitical most of these bands were. So we decided to meet up with Cui Jian, the grandfather of Chinese rock. Cui Jian is the biggest rock star in China, and he’s probably more punk than all the new bands put together.…

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Teenage Exorcists (Part 1/2) Teenage Exorcists (Part 1/2)

AUDIENCE: [CHANTING] ANNOUNCER: Let’s give a very warm welcome– Teenage Exorcist. CHARLET DOBUC: The Teenage Exorcists is not the latest occult TV show, but a trio of real-life All-American home-schooled virgins from Phoenix, Arizona. 18-year-old Brynne and her two friends the Sherkenback sisters spend their spare time touring the world confronting the devil. Bob Larson,…

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The Chinese Expat Running an Underground Gun School The Chinese Expat Running an Underground Gun School

Hi, I’m Lydia from the VICE office in Brooklyn, New York. Despite being very illegal in China the appeal of guns drives many youth to travel outside of the country just to shoot. Our colleagues over at VICE China did the same by traveling to the Philippines to take a shooting class and study the…

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Tripping on Hallucinogenic Frogs (Part 3/3) Tripping on Hallucinogenic Frogs (Part 3/3)

HAMILTON MORRIS: Juan lights a stick on fire and gets it glowing orange. The captain does not react. He takes two more burns the same way, and then Juan begins to rub the jelly into all three wounds. [SPEAKING PORTUGUESE] HAMILTON MORRIS: Does he feel anything? [SPEAKING PORTUGUESE] MALE SPEAKER: He’s beginning to feel it.…

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The Brutal Tattoo Ritual Built on Pain The Brutal Tattoo Ritual Built on Pain

Yeah, it’s always the question why, but… I feel more complete every time I have a session, you know. Everybody wants to look like how you see yourself, you know. For the Brutal Black project, the most important [thing] is the experience. It’s like a kind of rite of passage thing, like a ritual. They…

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