The higher I progress in the medical profession, the more I realize that half of being a doctor is saying things with authority and hoping my patient doesn't die—which most of the time works. The ones that do die would probably have died no matter what I…
A week in North England's decaying fantasy island.
10,000 gallons of paint and God-love in the middle of the California badlands.
VICE parses the rising tide of paranoid militia membership to gauge if the New World Order is past its sell-by date or arriving right on schedule.
Burking corporate media.
Born in 1926, Miroslav Tichy was a painter until the late 1960s, when he started taking photos, mostly of local women sunbathing, using equipment that he built himself.
A Russian artist obsessed with death and dismemberment? Who'da thunk it.
Vito Acconci first gained recognition as a New York City poet who edited the journal 0 TO 9 with Bernadette Mayer in the 60s
Gary Panter has been up to so much shit over the past three decades it is literally crazy.
Mexico's favorite performance artist sets a plague upon an unsuspecting gallery. Mexico City's favorite performance and graphic artist brings subtlety and innuendo to Times Square and lucha libre to Paris's Pompidou Center.
VICE whips up a few recipes from the Anarchist Cookbook.
An afternoon with the bearded king of Brazilian shlock-horror cinema. Peter Jackson's got nothing on this guy's vaginaphobia.
Rule Britannia is our new series about the manifold wonders of Old Blighty. In the first episode Vice UK heads to the Scottish Highlands to kill one of God's most beautiful animals.
Simon Critchley is renowned for his groundbreaking ethical reading of the deconstructionist movement (that's an important thing, even if you have no idea what it means).
It's about as clichéd to call a war book "harrowing" as it is to call a movie about a handicapped guy overcoming the odds a "triumph," but I'll be damned if this book didn't harrow me out big-time.
It happens to a lot of men. You meet a beautiful girl, and for some reason you can't divine, she's attracted to you. You get to know her, take turns putting your mouths in unspeakably awkward places, establish sides of the bed.
"Workout gear is just so bland. I want to go to the gym and wear something sexy and fun. To me, life really shouldn't be anything but fun and sexy!"
Pawnshops are found in prime locations throughout Stockholm, but most have teensy, dreadful offices. We visited one of the larger chains, Pantbanken Sverige, and caught up with CEO Peter Sundström.
Pawnshops in Canada aren't all that different from those in the US, but for whatever reason finding a chatty pawnbroker was like chiseling a dead body out of concrete.
Smith Street has served as a popular place to score smack and gamble illegally. Often these two activities cause people to lose money very quickly, so Collingwood is a natural place for a neighborhood pawnshop.
The most recent store opening coincided with an uptick in the poor-people-selling-their-cherished-belongings business.
Berlin is poor and filthy, and nearly everyone lives on welfare. When the state assistance dries up, the whole city runs to the one pawnshop chain that operates a virtual monopoly on hocked goods.
Located in the heart of Le Marais, the poshest gay area in all of France, Crédit Municipal is the closet thing to a Parisian pawnshop you can find. It's run by the city because private pawnbrokering is illegal.
We were disappointed when the pawnshop we visited in Amsterdam wasn't some seedy box in the red-light district with a mean old coot slouching behind his desk and patting the shotgun on his lap.