Ayman al-Zawahiri doesn't look like the number-one villain in the world, but since Osama bin Laden's retirement as head of al Qaeda and then assassination, al-Zawahiri became the organization's leader and public face. We spoke with him about the anxieties…
Last year's crime-fiction convention was held in Cleveland, Ohio. This year's convention was hosted in Albany, New York, which is fitting: compared with the rest of the US, the crime rate here is more than double.
David Means is considered by many to be the short-story writer of the moment. Here is a new story about his fictitious (or at least we think so) funeral arrangements. We liked it a lot and so will you.
Kids should learn about kisses and the basic mechanics of physical affection before they find themselves watching a set of dead-eyed Eastern Europeans perform in "18 year-old Fuck party threesome squirter."
In April 2012, the Greek police carried out a massive operation in downtown Athens, arresting drug users and sex workers, forcing them to undergo HIV testing and charging them with prostitution. A year later, that provision was reinstated.
The latest video from VICE Japan is about a wacky Busch Gardens-style amusement park in Chiba Prefecture. It's owned by a happy rich lady who swings from her elephants' trunks all day and smiles a lot.
Peter Larson is a 25-year-old Ohioan who normally shoots portraits of musicians. For this issue we had him follow our editor Wilbert L. Cooper through the junkyards and vacant houses of Cleveland. Thanks for helping Will out and taking such great photos o…
The Judge from Blood Meridian: One cool thing to do on Halloween is to act like a total dick to everybody and pretend it's just part of your costume. Considering that the Judge is one of the biggest loudmouth brutes in all of literature, why not us…
Spiders: they are creepy as fuck. Widespread aversion to spiders is highly irrational. But there's something about them—the excess of legs, the double fangs, and the calculated spinning of intricate webs—that makes them seem inherently sinister. A seven-y…
Singer-songwriter Cass McCombs wrote this powerful poem for The Holding Court Issue, with an illustration by Albert Herter.
Ahead of the opening of a new Wet'n'Wild and proposed re-launch of the much loved Wonderland in the works, it's clear many are hoping Sydney's terrible amusement park history won't continue to repeat itself.
After revisiting New York to much publicity, Banksy should really make a trip back to Los Angeles. There are so many places Banksy hasn't yet experienced, or left a mark on, and that situation really needs to be remedied.
Every year you hear about people who died at home alone and got eaten by their dogs. There was even a research paper written about this phenomenon in 2011. So, uh, should we be worried about our pets making a meal out of our heads?
On-camera sex scenes are often edited and stitched together to create a final product that barely resembles what happened on set. Similarly, accounts of sex work can be altered through writing and editing to give people the wrong idea about the industry.
Greetings, losers. My name is Nick Gazin, and I am VICE's comics expert. In this column I write about comics, zines, art books, fan culture, and events related to those things. Mostly I just review comics though.
For this week's Mahal, I met with author and sex columnist Jill Di Donato at a garden to discuss her new novel and video project, Beautiful Garbage, about the commercialization of sex and the art scene in the Lower East Side.