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      Sam McPheeters

      Sam McPheeters

      Sam McPheeters was born in Lorain, Ohio in 1969. He is the former lead singer of Born Against, Men's Recovery Project, and Wrangler Brutes, and the founder of Vermiform Records. His columns, essays, profiles, and short stories have appeared in The American Prospect, Chicago Reader, OC Weekly, Punk Planet, The Stranger, Vice, and The Village Voice. He lives in Pomona, CA, with his wife.

      By Sam McPheeters Sep 12, 2013

      Filming the Unfilmable

      The Turner Diaries is a white-supremacist screed written by neo-Nazi activist William Pierce back in the 1970s. It partially inspired a half-dozen real-life crime sprees, including the Oklahoma City bombing. Could it ever be adapted into Hollywood

      By Sam McPheeters Sep 12, 2013
      By Sam McPheeters Sep 4, 2013

      Coppola Gets Dickslapped

      In the early 80s, following the prolonged public drama of Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola decided to make a nice little romantic comedy. He sunk over $25 million into the project, declared bankruptcy after its release, and spent the next decad…

      By Sam McPheeters Sep 4, 2013
      By Sam McPheeters Dec 21, 2012

      The Worst People

      "I kind of wish everyone on Earth hadn't died," Casey Anthony said, running her fingers through Rick Santorum's hair. "Just so we could all rub it in their stupid faces that we did survive." Howls of laughter filled the beach. Courtney Love said, "God! We…

      By Sam McPheeters Dec 21, 2012
      By Sam McPheeters Nov 9, 2012

      Reality Quiz

      Greetings! In light of this week's election, your local GOP committee is sending out this quiz to gauge our party's commitment to reality. As a registered Republican, your input is crucial to determining future party direction. Remember, there are no righ…

      By Sam McPheeters Nov 9, 2012
      By Sam McPheeters Nov 2, 2012

      Yelping Halloween

      I took my kids trick or treating yesterday and the second stop on our route was the Hadley household. Right off the bat, they lose a star for giving out Life Savers. Is this a 6th grade secret santa grab bag? Run out of carob chips? The candy you serve sp…

      By Sam McPheeters Nov 2, 2012
      By Sam McPheeters Sep 28, 2012

      Mock Blockers

      It has been announced that Obama is preparing for the upcoming debates with the help of John Kerry, while Ohio Senator Rob Portman is working on whipping Romney into shape. Let's have a look at how the candidates are doing in their practice rounds.

      By Sam McPheeters Sep 28, 2012
      By Sam McPheeters Sep 14, 2012

      Strike Gripes

      We went to the front lines of the Chicago teachers strike and got the inside scoop on what's really going on. Turns out a lot of people are hungry for pizza and upset they're missing 'The Young and the Restless.'

      By Sam McPheeters Sep 14, 2012
      By Sam McPheeters Aug 24, 2012

      The Recent Unpleasantness - Certain Goals

      The 'New York Times' has a new chief executive, and in addition to his fancy $1 million salary, he got a sign-on bonus worth $3 million if he meets goals made by the company. The Tea Party, stockholders, and Occupy, among others, have a few suggestions fo…

      By Sam McPheeters Aug 24, 2012
      By Sam McPheeters Aug 10, 2012

      The Recent Unpleasantness - Fox and Fogs

      The future fogs of Fox News: "Earlier we reported that the GOP convention has been watched by two out of three Americans, moving millions of viewers to tears of joy. We may have confused this event with the 1983 series finale of 'M*A*S*H.' Blame the fog o…

      By Sam McPheeters Aug 10, 2012