Also this week: A judge ordered some foster parents to give up a child because they are lesbians.
We spoke to the author of Fox Tooth Heart about his long break from publication and why shame is the most powerful and revealing emotion.
Justin Sayre's Husky approaches adolescent queerness as not just a form of attraction, but as an aesthetic.
We sat down with the writer to talk about her career, how New York has changed, and the problems LGBT people still face.
I found a momentary home among the "Tumbleweeds" in the store that's given shelter to authors since the days of Joyce.
VICE caught up with the iconic author to discuss his 12th novel, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights. As he chatted about everything from fatwa to Twitter feuds, Rushdie proved he is as controversial, and incredible, as ever.
The writer has followed up his wildly successful Western novel, The Sisters Brothers, with a new book that's basically a mashup of a Wes Anderson movie and Grimm's Fairy Tales.
When I was 13, pretty much everything I knew about sex was from fan fiction. And from what I could tell, it was awesome.
Tim Parks is the author of 16 novels, a short story collection, and multiple essay collections. This is his first short story for VICE.
We met with the suddenly prominent Mislaid author for a frank talk about money, sex, marriage, and the Great American Novel.
The latest from the VICE fiction issue.
Hate-reading isn't bad, but it is Faustian.
It's called C.W. Pencil Enterprise, and it's sort of amazing.
The old-fashioned machines have been largely replaced by computers, but they still have their fans, including Tom Hanks and the NYPD.
An insider's account of the bizarre world of the Chinese state-run English-language media.
We promise this article about dangling modifiers is worth reading.
When some LGBT readers hear the name Allison Moon, they automatically think about Moon's lesbian werewolf novels. But when Moon isn't writing horror stories, she's working as a sex educator.
Read a selection from Sarah Gerard's new, fearlessly blunt novel about a young woman struggling with bulimia.
The new trend of getting random words in Arabic inked on your body has led to some boring tattoos, but Bahraini artist Karima Sharabi is here to help.
For almost eight years I've lived under police protection because of Gomorrah, a book I wrote when I was 26 that exposed the activities of the Camorra, a criminal organization operating out of Naples.
Characters in romance novels are "fisting" their dicks. They're fisting their eye sockets. They're fisting one another's underwear. Authors have a lot of ideas about what fisting means, but what you're thinking of is not in there.
Brazilians love Bukowski. There are Portuguese translations of Women (Mulheres) and Post Office (Correio) at newspaper kiosks, Bukowski's ugly mug stenciled onto walls in Sao Paulo's Vila Madalena suburb, and tribute bars.
I have always wanted to adapt Cormac McCarthy's great novel into film. Many have tried and failed. I dreamed about adapting it, never thinking that it would happen. If Tommy Lee Jones couldn't do it and Ridley Scott couldn't do it, how could I?
Robert McKee has lectured on storytelling for three decades, and his book Story is the bible for screenwriters. Alec Sokolow and Tony Camin are a screenwriting team in Los Angeles. They recently called McKee to talk shop and discuss What the Duc…