BEHIND THE MUSIC
Hey, remember my best friend from grade school, Ari Gold? The one who sang the “My Buddy” commercial jingle when he was a kid? You may remember that I interviewed him a while back about our very strict Orthodox Jewish upbringing and how we both burst from the shackles of religious repression in order to become our fully-realized, true and weird selves (And by weird I mean gay. And also weird)....
RYAN MCGINLEY’S LIFE ADJUSTMENT CENTER
Hello San Francisco. If you’re into road trips and black and white portraits of pretty naked people with animals and the like, Ryan McGinley has an opening for you. The show is called Life Adjustment Center and it opens tomorrow night. It features two bodies of work, so if you hate one of the things mentioned above, there’s still a chance you’ll like pictures of the other thing. Read the rest...
FILM POR VIDA: A PRINT EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Film Por Vida is a print exchange started by Jai Tanju about five years ago. During that time the exchange has grown from Jai trading photos with a couple of his pals to an international network of folks throwing stamps on photos and making life a lot more interesting for mailmen all over the world. On Saturday Jai is showing off a bunch of the mail he’s gotten in a show curated by Angela...
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FAGBASHING ON FACEBOOK
Last week, a Ugandan newspaper called Rolling Stone (nothing to do with the other Rolling Stone, though I bet they have a better Photoshop guy for their cover) published a list of 100 Ugandan gays next to a little banner which read “hang them”. Read the rest at Vice Magazine: FAGBASHING ON FACEBOOK - Viceland Today
BRETT GELMAN & PAUL RUST ARE FUNNYMEN
Brett Gelman stole the key to our laughs’ heart the moment he came onstage at Invite Them Up in character as Little Bit of Luck, shirtless, screaming, and covered in coke. For Paul Rust it was at approx 0:28 in this video. Read the rest at Vice Magazine: BRETT GELMAN & PAUL RUST ARE FUNNYMEN - Viceland Today
I AM A CLICHÉ
Getting a degree in photography is a gigantic, expensive, pointless scam. There is no camera on Earth that takes more than a day to learn how to use. You will spend three years learning how to “read” photos while unqualified, failed photographers attempt to give you advice. However, if you do insist on going, here are some photographic styles that 99 percent of your contemporaries will...
I LOVE ANOREXIA
Italian illustrator aleXsandro Palombo spells his name in that funny way because X and P are the Latin initials for Pax Christi, meaning the peace of Christ. aleXsandro does the bitchiest, funniest, insider-iest illustrations of the fashion industry we’ve ever seen, by deconstructing all the absurdity and vanity and hilarity. His latest series for Humor Chic, called I Love Anorexia, rips the...
REGROWING YOUR FORESKIN
If you were born anywhere outside of America, or a Jewish or Islamic family, you probably have a foreskin. Despite not knowing what it does, you’re probably pretty happy that you have one and aren’t particularly jealous of your Jewish, Islamic, or American equivalents. But by God, they’re becoming increasingly jealous of you. Read the rest at Vice Magazine: REGROWING YOUR FORESKIN - Viceland...
DRUGS FOR THE FAMILY
Cops in the 80s were super into avant-garde filmmaking. They made that short film about getting stabbed in the dick, and another one for the whole family showing off their great drug collection. Read the rest at Vice Magazine: DRUGS FOR THE FAMILY - Viceland Today
DEAR VICE - GREETINGS FROM SVALBARD
Hi Vice, I’m 23, from Oxford, England, and have just moved back up to Svalbard, Norway for the dark winter. I live in a small community of about 2,000 people and a few hundred dogs. I keep a blog that describes the interesting things that are up here, although there are more and more to be discovered every day. Read the rest at Vice Magazine: DEAR VICE - GREETINGS FROM SVALBARD - Viceland...
TAKING PICTURES OF CHILEAN MINERS’ KIDS
Yesterday when we put up Adam Patterson’s portraits of the young relatives of the Chilean miners we promised an interview with the man about his time at Camp Esperanza would be following in short order. So here it is. Read the rest at Vice Magazine: TAKING PICTURES OF CHILEAN MINERS’ KIDS - Viceland Today
HEY RON! - THE DARKEST DAY-AFTER
Oh shit! A young man recently wrote to Ron with a brown-tinted dilemma. He finally made the move on the girl he had the hots for, and what did he wake up to? An Antietam of bodily fluids. Luckily, Ron has years of experience in the field and knows just how to advise the troubled tot. Read the rest at Vice Magazine: HEY RON! - THE DARKEST DAY-AFTER - Viceland Today
EXPLODING THE POP EXPLOSION
Safe to say we’ve got a lot of events under our belts in the more well-traveled parts of our country, but what about the sleepy seaside towns, the picturesque nooks and crannies of Canada? Don’t they deserve a little rollicking, a fair share of mistakes? They do! Read the rest at Vice Magazine: EXPLODING THE POP EXPLOSION - Viceland Today
WHERE’S DA BREAD?
If you like cramming Lucky Charms and Wonder Bread into your piehole, you’re probably white. But you’re also probably somebody who should go to this Action Center to End World Hunger deal tonight at 6. Harper’s contributing editor and Vice contributing contributor Fred Kaufman will be there to outline how those dastardly diablos on Wall Street are responsible for starving millions of people and...
PAT MOORE’S GANG PICS
Toronto is overpopulated with bloated amateur “photographers” these days. Thankfully, the heyday of dance party photography is slowly dying off, and amidst all the regurgitated lo-fi stuff there are a few guys who shoot film and don’t give a shit if it’s pretty or not. I caught up with Patrick Moore, a Toronto photographer who shoots hot chicks and befriends LA prison gangs, despite being a...
When people ask where I’m from, my stock response is: “A sleepy little German university town called Marburg, where the deadly virus of the same name first broke out in 1967, infecting 31 people and killing seven.” If that doesn’t register, I explain that my hometown is an hour or so north of Frankfurt. Read the rest at Vice Magazine: HOMETOWN VIRUS - Viceland Today
PHOTO WORKSHOP AND TINY VICES SHOW
Levi’s has decided to dump an ungodly amount of money into a space in SoHo called the Photo Workshop. It opened on Friday evening with a show curated by Tim Barber of Tiny Vices, which is amazing, but only a small part of the space that has pretty much everything you could ask for in terms of picture making stuff–and it’s all free. Read the rest at Vice Magazine: PHOTO WORKSHOP AND TINY VICES...
THE WOMAN WHO FELL TO EARTH
Juliane Koepcke was born a German national in Lima, Peru, in 1954, the daughter of a world-renowned zoologist (Hans-Wilhelm) and an equally revered ornithologist (Maria). As a teenager, Juliane was enrolled at a Peruvian high school. Her parents were stationed several hundred miles away, manning a remote research outpost in the heart of the Amazon. Juliane herself was no stranger to the...
Cultural theorist Paul Virilio has been repeating essentially the same thing, packed inside different specifics at different times, over and over for the past 30 years. Maybe it’s time for everybody—not just French people and college students—to start listening to him. Read the rest at Vice Magazine: PAUL VIRILIO - Vice Magazine
HEY RON! INTERRACIAL DATING
This week we present a very special edition of Hey Ron! A couple days back, a Vice staffer sent Ron a link to an article on a “Nubian princess” type of site. The piece (if you can call it that) was one of those listicle dealies that outlines why black women should date white men instead of black guys. Don Ron DeMarco was infuriated, so we asked him to fire back. Here ’tis, his point-by-point...
BIG TITS ZOMBIE 3D
The best movie of all time has been released in Japan and might have just been released here, we can’t tell from the trailer. It’s called Kyonyu Dragon, or Big Tits Zombie 3D, and it blows everything Tarantino or Romero have ever done out of the water. Read the rest at Vice Magazine: BIG TITS ZOMBIE 3D - Viceland Today