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The 300 Year Old Exploding Hammer Tradition

In San Juan de la Vega, Mexico, there is an annual festival celebrating San Juanito, a Robin Hood figure. This celebration is accompanied by a unique activity: detonating homemade explosives with hammers.
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How to Talk about Pornography in Conservative India | Sex Rated

We dive into India's contentious relationship with porn. An aspiring gay pornstar, the inventor of the anti-porn addiction app, and an anti-abuse activist/boudoir photographer lay out how India's porn watching habits capture its attitude towards sex.
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I Went Sex Toy Shopping in India

In a country where sex toys are largely taboo and closely regulated, we set out to meet the folks who buy and sell them—from a street vendor to a group of everyday, sex-positive women.
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How to Rent Friends in Japan

We hit up Family Romance, a company that specializes in “people for rent,” to help throw VICE’s Kumpei Kuwamoto a wild birthday party—or at least what looked like one online.
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A Day in South America’s “Most Humane” Prison

VICE en Español spent the day at Punta de Rieles, talking to inmates and learning about Uruguay's progressive "open" prison.
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The Controversial Fight over Polygamy in Indonesia

In a country where a vast majority of Muslims oppose polygamy, a passionate group of men and women who practice it are trying to make the arrangement more mainstream.
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The Extravagant Circumcision Ceremonies of Indonesia

We got an inside look at the rite of passage, complete with colorful costumes, live music, and dancing horses.
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Inside Paraguay’s Plus Sized Beauty Pageant: Miss Gordita

In Paraguay, as many as one in two people are considered obese. But beauty has many forms, and in Asuncion, there’s a unique pageant catering to a particular kind of beauty.
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Inside ‘Total Ultra-Violent Disaster,’ Mexico’s Most Extreme Wrestling League

Where luchadores use blades, fluorescent lightbulbs, chairs, and barbed wire to leave their opponents as bloodied and battered as possible.
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Meet the Infamous Debt Collectors of Indonesia

We met a crew of Moluccan debt collectors to find out more about their tight-knit community, and the tactics they use to get debtors to pay up.
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Inside Taiwan’s Most Notorious Mafia

VICE sat down with a few members of the Bamboo Union, Taiwan’s biggest underground crime syndicate, to find out how the gang operates.
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Inside China's Thriving Drag Queen Culture

VICE met up with a pair of drag queens from Beijing as they prepared for a major ball in Shanghai, following along before they hit the stage for a competition with dozens of other queens.
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