The Obsessions Issue

  • Here's What's Actually in All That Cocaine You Did This Weekend

    The Worrying Secrets of Danish Cocaine

  • Vice Fashion - Tanorexics

  • No War for Heavy Metal!

    Most people in Baghdad don't leave their houses at night. They don't rent movies. They don't go to bars. Mostly, they sit huddled in dingy shacks and wait and watch and hope that the occupying army will lift its curfew.

  • Vice Fashion - Christian Gothic

    Did you know that there's an entire scene of goth Christian kids? They have nightclubs and bands and websites, and their parents fucking hate them.

  • Dear Diary

    Just got back from Fugazi. Saw Cliff. Saw John. Saw Tyler. Talked to Bobby a lot. Saw Antonio. Antonio… his name just rolls off my tongue like Italian ices in 90-degree heat.

  • Black Power

    The Real Heat are three black teen/early 20s singer sisters from Brixton who swear they write and produce all their own music. I dunno, people are saying that Richard X and Mark Moore from S'Express have got something to do with them.

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    Photos by Mirabelle Marden

  • Muscle Mania

    Bodybuilding isn't about health or fitness. Bodybuilding is about what you look like, not your well-being or happiness. It's really hard on your kidneys from all the protein you have to eat.

  • Gorefest 2004

    "All you can do is cling to your obsessions.... Construct your own personal mythology out of them.... Follow those obsessions like stepping stones in front of a sleepwalker.... [Because] if you compromise with your own obsessions, that way lies...

  • Beats And Rhymes

    SHIT THAT RULED IN 2003: Paris came back to the game, dope 80s fashion, facial hair (men only), quitting your major-label A&R job to be a broke-ass writer/musician/actor/bartender, Ludacris, cocaine.

  • Shut Up You Fucking Baby

    Why should you care that Harmony Korine did a documentary about another one of David Blaine's look-at-me stunts? So what if a megalomaniac magician locked himself in a tiny glass box for 44 days and called it performance art?

  • I Heart Me

    When VICE first witnessed the Luke Eargoggle electro love explosion at a packed party in an Antwerp squat last summer, we thought we'd died and gone to some celestial rave where the girls can't stop smiling and everyone wears flowers in their...