• Oh What a Paradise It Seems

    Photos by Roe Ethridge; Styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos and Mordechai Rubinstein

  • X'ed

    Photos by Jonathan Black, Brandon Herman, David Titlow, Carolina Manaigo, Ben Ritter, Ed Zipco, Alex Sturrock, and Jamie Warren

  • England Is The Place For Me

    While certain rock stars with surnames that rhyme with "dagger" were making pained efforts to be seen to be hip on the 60s scene in London, Val Wilmer was living in the calypso, jazz and highlife alternative.

  • A Conversation With Lewis Lapham

    Lewis Lapham is one of our most distinguished editors and essayists, called “a connoisseur of the perfect word."

  • Vice Fashion - Berlin Punks Look Back And Laugh

    Over the last 10 years Berlin's punks have all but disappeared from the city's streets.

  • David Wallechinsky Is A Human Encyclopedia

    A longtime reader of this magazine (such as yourself) already knows about David Wallechinsky because you read the People's Lists feature in every issue.

  • Raw China

    When I first moved into the neighborhood I took a walk with my friend who's an old China hand and helped me find an apartment.

  • Sammy Devil Jr.

    If nobody else is willing to say this out loud, I'll step up to the plate. Barack Obama is totally ripping off Sammy Davis Jr.

  • Vice Fashion - The Battle Of Hastings

    Photos by Valerie Phillips; Styling by Aldene Johnson.

  • Chinese Natural History Museum

    Last year, Belgian photojournalist Nick Hannes took a year off from shooting warzones all over the world and travelled from Antwerp to Vladivostok and somehow then ended up in Beijing.

  • Vice Fashion - Night Skating In Old London Town

    Last month I went skating with some friends around London’s most famous and historical spots.

  • Zinn And The Art Of History Maintenance

    Though not quite yet a household name, as historians and public intellectuals go, Howard Zinn has in the last few years become increasingly present in the public eye (whatever that is).

  • A Dirty Little Rag With Filth In It

    Back in the late 1950s, when Richard Neville finished high school, Australia was in many ways, uh, what’s the word? Oh that’s right…totally fucked.

  • Peace In The Middle West

    When you think about it, there's got to be a better place for Israel than the Middle East.

  • Rogues & Upstarts

    Over 160,000 poor, poor convicts were stuffed into the hulls of tall ships and transported from the Mother Land to Australia between 1788 and 1868.

  • Pogue Mahone Means Kiss My Arse

    We won’t go too much into who Shane MacGowan is here because, for God’s sake, you should know.

  • American Eros

    We started out that morning from an 18th-century graveyard adjacent to Wharton State Forest in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey and made our way northward up the sandy trails that run through the oak and pine forest on the southwest edge of the Great Swamp.

  • Master Of Minutia

    You've probably never heard of Martin Monestier, but he is literally one of the best people ever.

  • More Chinese Body Shots

    As a Sunday afternoon bonus, here are a few more shots taken at the body-part wing of the Beijing Natural History Museum.

  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    The worst thing about history is the fact that most of the really cool stuff happened centuries ago so anyone who can tell you anything remotely vivid about it has been dead for ages.

  • The Saga Of True Norwegian Black Metal

    I met Metalion during a drunken night at Oslo's Inferno Festival in 2003. I was impressed by his kind nature and unparalleled knowledge of extreme metal, so we stayed in touch over the next few years, occasionally geeking out over cameras and records.

  • Our Hero

    Illustrations by Brendan Keogh, Justin Williams, Kelly Smith & Rowan Tedge

  • VICE Mail

    We don’t know what she’s talking about, but this is the first handwritten letter we’ve gotten in years and look how pretty it is. It’s like an antique. I wonder if she used a feather dipped in ink to write it.

  • The Kids Were Alright

    These are photos from the fucked-up party days, from when Ryan first started taking pictures of all his crazy friends up to when he had his solo show at the Whitney Museum, which flung him like a wet young noodle into the boiling pot of the art world.

  • Yesterday's Tomorrow Is Today's Colossal Disappointment

    For 100 years, movies have tried to show us what the future might hold. Now, in 2008 (which is officially "the future"), we can look back and say: They were almost entirely wrong. Nevertheless, here are their best efforts.

  • Our Willy

    By Chriss Kunst, Jakob Hinrichs, Vanskap, Mario Wagner, and Mathieu Desjardi.

  • Cogitations Upon The Nature Of History

    They say that history is written by the winners. One day the feral scum of Britain will win and roam the country free. My problem is that they can't read or write.

  • Big And Ugly

    It's 1979 and Robert 'Simply Irresistible' Palmer stands at the back of a dingy Melbourne venue in his best pop star finery looking at the stage in mild disgust. Someone from his entourage has dragged him along to a Little Bands night and he doesn't like what he hears. At all.

  • Prancehall

    I was walking down the street the other day when I had an epiphany. I turned to my reflection in a nearby shop window and said, "Hey, you know what? There's more to the world than just UrBaN Mu$iC in that Do It! column."

  • Whsshkkkk! - Part 1

    Some facts about a man named Rat Bastard: Born Frank Falestra and unceremoniously given his current moniker by a shitty punk band he recorded 20 years ago, he lives in Miami, three blocks away from the thong-riddled shores of South Beach.

  • History On Repeat Forever And Ever

    Ophelia Field is a young and articulate graduate of Christ Church College, Oxford and the London School of Economics. She knows a lot more than you about the early 18th Century.

  • This Guy Hunts Down Nazis

    Dr. Efraim Zuroff oversees Operation: Last Chance, an organization that tracks down the remaining geriatric dickheads who were responsible for the Holocaust.

  • The Diseases Of Our Leaders

    Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it. That's what someone said.

  • Blood Splashed On A Daisy In The Sunshine

    When Siouxsie Sioux climbed onstage at the 100 Club in September 1976 with a band made up of nonmusician buddies-Marco Pirroni, Steven Severin, and Sid Vicious-she probably wasn't thinking about world tours with roadies, lighting rigs, and costume changes.

  • Skinema

    Amy Fisher / Joey Buttafuoco Caught On Tape

    How was your weekend? Mine was shitty. Me and my wife went down with the flu for two weeks and were running 102 fevers, bedridden, and about to tear each other's heads off.

  • The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher

    Margaret Thatcher died today at the age of 87 after suffering from dementia for some time. To commemorate her memory we've unearthed a Thatcher-portrait series we published a few years ago. It's fair to say she looked the most dignified when she was drawn on a turkey.

  • The Epicly Later'd Page

    I remember Jerry Hsu coming to New York in 2001 and 2002, back before he knew anyone here. He was probably 17 but I thought he was 24.

  • Video Games Killed The Radio Star

    This isn’t particularly fair. It’s like they’ve told me to review the universe in a text message.

  • Shafted

    Harry S. Truman once said, "America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." But that's bullshit: It was built by thieves, drunks, and whores whose job at hand was giving hand jobs.

  • The History Of Dad

    My father Stephen has done a lot of pretty cool things that have been significant in recent British history. He started something called the Boilerhouse Project at the V&A in the 80s, set up the Design Museum, wrote a book called Sex, Drink and Fast Cars and didn't let me

  • There's Something Going On That's Not Quite Right

    Wire occupy a special place in the history of London 77. Unlike all the bands who broke up after losing steam only to cash in 20 years down the road with reunion after reunion, they never lost steam.

  • Vice Comics

    U.S. HISTORY FUN FACTS

  • Hey, Where Did Bridget Cross Go?

    How cool is Bridget Cross? She was the bassist for Unrest, the king of all early-90s indie bands, plus she was in Velocity Girl and Air Miami. If you cared about underground music in the 90s, she's already one of your crushes/heroes.

  • Records

    If you aren’t up on Paper Route Recordz, get familiar. These dudes have been putting it down in Bama for a minute now. With a little push from Benzi and Diplo, the crew is getting ready to blow up like yeast.

  • Literary

    We recently got our hands on a few “history” books a friend of ours brought back from Pyongyang.

  • John Cheever Goes Under

    In 1974, John Cheever accepted a teaching position at Boston University, the better to distance himself from his family and drink in peace.

  • I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore

    I've always had this belief that if you produce something beautiful, and it's packaged beautifully and has had some love and attention invested in it, then somebody will want it.

  • Our Father

    Illustrations by Brian Degraw, Jon Vermilyea, Laura Park, Victor Cayro, Aran Darling & Milano Chow.

  • Whsshkkkk! - Part 2

    In the 1980s I was in bands, three or four guys trying to play music together. It wasn’t necessarily good or well practiced, but they were always like, “Hey, let’s try to play that song again. Let’s prove we can actually write this stuff.”

  • Bloodclot!

    One morning on my way to work, hungover and feeling sorry for myself, I ran into John Joseph, who I knew a little bit through our mutual friends in the hardcore scene in New York.

  • Thomas Cahill Is Saving Civilization

    Over the course of books such as How the Irish Saved Civilization, Sailing the Wine-Dark Seas, and Mysteries of the Middle Ages, historian Thomas Cahill has done more for making ancient history readable and entertaining than all the cobweb-covered professors sitting in all the un…