November brings with it a tide of autumnal warmth: mulled ciders, cozy sweaters, and the savory aroma of sage and tryptophan rising from a nicely stuffed turkey roasting in the oven. November’s the best.
We figured we’d honor the spirit of fall conviviality by sticking our thumb in its eye. Welcome to the What Da Fug You Lookin’ At Issue. If you can find a copy of this month’s edition of VICE at these fine establishments, you’ll be greeted by our cover: one of Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden’s hyperdetailed photos of mean-ass looking people from his series, Deep Fried America, The Terror and the Delight of the Wisconsin Fair in Portraits. Pick it up, sit yourself down, and flip through the issue’s wondrous, glossy pages.
Here’s what you’ll find inside:
"Soul on Fire." Journalist James Pogue reports from California’s brush fires where the state has sent a motley crew of prisoners to help put out the blazing infernos.
"Andres Serrano’s Cuban Odyssey." The notorious Piss-Christ photographer takes us on a quest to photograph Fidel Castro.
Sketches from the International Vomiting Conference. VICE senior editor Ben Shapiro sent us this dispatch from the annual gathering of the most preeminent puking scholars in the world. Things got messy.
In the midst of the Syria’s civil war, jihadists are turning northern Syria’s abandoned oil wells into makeshift refineries staffed by children.
Speaking of kids, VICE editor Wes Enzinna goes inside Bolivia’s silver, tin, and zinc mines where teenagers toil away below ground in 500-year-old mines that are about to collapse.
“Thank You,” a new short story by Chilean author Alejandro Zambra.
All that and our signature smattering of phenomenal fashion, DOs & DON’Ts, and much, much more. And if you’re of a tableting sort, you can also subscribe to our iPad app and get bonus features. Go on and get it.
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