VICE: When did your studio burn down?
Min Kim: Last March. I had been having a lot of fire dreams right before that and they were influencing my work.
New York's graffiti scene in 2001 is made up of some of the most reckless drug users in America.
Throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn there are hundreds of totally useless fire alarm boxes.
Thursday night I didn't do nothing and Friday night I went to the Belle River Jam, where four bands played, including Soldier, Drama, Stripes and The Look. I was having fun flirting with the Look band and I kissed every one of them but ended up right maki…
What's up with this Hoof-and-Mouth disease or Foot-and-Mouth or whatever you call it?
After the success of the last original Player's Ball in Chicago, everyone was trying like hell to get one in his own hometown.
On April 20, 2001, sputnik7 and Palm Pictures are premiering a new ten-part drama called "We Deliver" that follows a fictitious weed delivery service, Green Acres, operating out of the Fat Beats record store in New York's West Village.
When you see the intricacy of Dave Cooper's drawings the first thing that comes to your mind is "kew-el."
What's with you guys and skinheads? Why do you like them so much? They must hate that.
It bugs them a lot because most of them are fags. It's that old thing that the biggest homophobes are the biggest homos. That's why they hate it. But skinhead…
The gritty sidewalks of Washington, DC are no place for a celebrity, yet Blelvis, the 34 year-old Elvis expert, calls them both home and stage.
Back in the 50s, you were arrested as a sodomite just for having Vaseline in your back pocket.
"In mercurial New York, tradition, dominant elsewhere and at other times, has always been slippery."
No Ray's Famous allowed. That's all we have to say.
This is the crown jewel of all five boroughs. Those who tell you different are wrong. Most of the city is laid out on a grid of very straight streets that have been assigned numbers as names. Sadly enough, most of the numbered straight streets are more bo…
There's a zoo here. The Yankees. The Botanical Garden. And a street called Arthur Avenue where you could spend a wonderful afternoon eating Italian food or shopping to make a meal somewhere.
Someone is going to swear to you that Bushwick is "blowing up," and someone will swear that it sucks.›
Contrary to what you may have heard, it's entirely possible to survive in Montréal without speaking a lick of French.
Sometimes living in Montréal is like living in a giant Medieval Times. Among the multitudes of dirty hippies and burnouts that congregate on the mountain every weekend, a certain subgroup stands out.
Guess what? Montréal is a hellish frozen wasteland for 6 months out of the year. We're not just talking a little nippy here, we're talking Jack-Frost-sucking-your-eyes-out-and-making-love-to-your-ocular-sockets cold.
Quebec is hands down the horniest province in Canada. As you read this sentence, somebody somewhere in Montréal is having the most dome-blowing orgasm ever.
Montréalers love looking at boobies. So much so, they inject nudity into everyday tasks whenever they can. At one point, Montréal boasted an erotic haircut parlor, a naked car wash, and even a naked aquarium (girls would swim around in giant fish tanks)…
When you have a run-in with Montréal cops, the key to getting out of it with all your teeth is to play the tourist. If you speak French, save it for trying to get laid or haggling over the price of a piece of pizza.
Canada has always produced world-class wrestlers—the Hart brothers, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Killer Kowalski—but Quebec breeds the craziest ones of all.