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      Jonathan Smith

      Deputy Editor

      Jonathan is a Mississippi-born North Carolinian whose afterschool job in high school was folding maternity panties at a Wilmington sweatshop and who spent his first year in New York selling catheters and diapers to old people over the internet.

      By Jonathan Smith Aug 7, 2014

      Who Owns the Monkey Selfie?

      A monkey took a selfie in the jungle, and now the camera's owner is trying to stake his claim over the majestic beast's glamor shot by taking legal action against Wikimedia for publishing the image in their public domain library. Does he have a case? We a…

      By Jonathan Smith Aug 7, 2014
      By Jonathan Smith Jul 10, 2014

      Does the Fatty Cow Suing ESPN Have a Case?

      The internet collectively pointed and laughed at a sleepy fat man on Monday, when news broke that he was suing MLB, ESPN, and two commentators for $10 million. This got us wondering whether this "symbol of failure" has a snowball's chance in hell of winni…

      By Jonathan Smith Jul 10, 2014
      By Jonathan Smith May 10, 2013

      So Long, Sieben

      Attention riders of skateboard toys: it is with a mixture of happiness and bummertude that we can confirm Michael Sieben, artist and prolific writer of VICE articles, has accepted the job of managing editor at that old stalwart of skateboard rags, 'Thrash…

      By Jonathan Smith May 10, 2013
      By Jonathan Smith Apr 26, 2013

      Gary Indiana Has a New Show

      'Gristle Springs' is Gary's first show in over a decade. The long gap is at least partly due to the fact that he is and has always been far more concerned with the integrity of his work than making a buck or a friend.

      By Jonathan Smith Apr 26, 2013