The Second Annual Fiction Issue

  • Asssscat's Temporary, One-night Only, Funny Stories

    Improv comedy is the bravest, most immediate form of making up stories that there is. It's not always the funniest, or the smartest, or the best, but it's always the bravest.

  • Vice Fashion - The Second Annual Fiction Issue

    Photos by Nick Zinner, Patterson Beckwith, Jonnie Craig, Patrick Tsai, Rosalie Knox and Stacey Mark

  • Vice Comics


  • A Mother's Farewell

    A young man named Oleg was left an orphan when his mother died. All he had left was his older sister, for though his father was still alive, he turned out not to be Oleg's real father. Oleg's real father, as he learned when he started going through his...

  • vice Presents The People's Lists

    HONORÉ DE BALZAC (1799-1850)Balzac, one of the supreme writers of realistic fiction, was, in his own life, a man of gross appetites and pretensions as well as of gargantuan genius and accomplishment

  • NBA2K8

    Whether as a function of human nature or a product of being raised in a capitalist society, people like to own the newest, biggest, shiniest things.

  • My Massive Feelings (fragments From The Diary Of A Young Girl)

    Like everything else I write, this piece started out as a one-page fragment consigned for several years to the drawer of Shame and Self-Loathing. When I was living in San Diego a couple of years ago, teaching and learning to surf, I pulled it out and...

  • Dennis Cooper On Zine Days (they Were Good) And Transgressive Blogs (there Is Such A Thing)

    If you rated magazines on a scale of 100 for megasellers to 0 for practically shunned, poetry journals would barely register in the high minuses. Who exactly is the itsy

  • Night Shift

    Before the low-cost German supermarkets Aldi and Lidl came over in the late 1990s, the UK had its own homegrown "subprime" supermarket chain, Kwik Save. It grew up in North Wales near where I grew up and it pioneered the margin-boosting tactics of...

  • Incident At Sokolniki

    The "Songs of the Eastern Slavs" cycle was supposed to be a literary hoax. In the early 19th century, Mérimée put out an entire book called Songs of the Western Slavs, which the whole world (including Pushkin, who translated it) took to be a...

  • Being A Monster

    These stories are part of a novel I'm writing, and the novel is about how we create the idea of utopia, and then what happens to that idea. We start out with a kind of dissatisfaction, something isn't quite right with the world; it's unjust or unfair...