Volume 16 Issue 8

  • Memories of MedellÍn

    Pablo Escobar recruited El Chino to become his personal picture taker, documenting his political campaigns, private parties, and the various goings-on at Escobar’s outlandish 4,500-acre estate.

  • Balloons, Orgies, And Pretty Colors

    John Copeland is a masterly artist who’s as comfortable scribbling up a few amusing doodles in pencil on a napkin as he is detailing sweeping scenes with brushes and puddles of oils on a 12-foot canvas.

  • Celebrating Vermin

    Sometimes a quirky name, a funny sign, and cute subject matter makes a place so curious that it’s almost impossible to drive by. Welcome to Opossum World. Population: about a thousand dead possums.

  • Reverse Propaganda

    Noh Young Sung was born and raised in North Korea. His father was a veteran of the war between the North and South who became a beekeeper.

  • Border Czechs

    After Joseph Stalin and the Red Army drove the Nazis out of Eastern Europe, the continent was left with ill-defined borders and new ideas about who was running shit.

  • New Frontiers of Sobriety

    Is there an anti-weed, an anti-heroin, or an anti-beer? Pharmacologically speaking, the answer is yes.

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  • Raving, We’re Raving

    In 1989, Gavin Watson went from being a documenter of skinhead culture to being one of the only people who managed to operate a camera through the ecstasy haze that enveloped England that year.

  • Raw China

    I’d been watching the pigeons circling over the rooftops. Their hypnotic synchronized movement touched something deep down inside, reminding me of pigeons coming home to their lofts in Brooklyn.

  • Maine Delay

    City folk typically build country houses to relax. They fill them with soft colors and soft cushions and nothing to do. They paint them in pastels and go out there on the weekends to "escape" to the good life.

  • Hung Like A Gastropod

    According to Martin, who is based out of the Australian Museum in Sydney, cameras aren’t able to capture the anatomical detail he finds in his microscope.

  • Lick My Prison Pit

    Johnny Ryan is that guy whose drawings are festooned all over Vice. In addition to being Vice’s drawing mongrel, he’s also a free man with his own hobbies and projects.

  • The Fruity Sculptor

    Some people look at watermelons and see art. They gaze at the fruit, judge its shape and ripeness, and think, “I shall carve into this melon, and by doing so, I shall release its soul."