midwest

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Please Don't Let Your Tiny Dog Blow Away in the Wind

The National Weather Service just issued a "small dog warning" for the Cleveland area, where winds have reached upward of 50 MPH.
Drew Schwartz
2.14.19
Premieres

Cloakroom Find Beauty in Midwestern Desolation on 'Time Well'

We announce the Northwest Indiana trio's sophomore album and premiere their moody video for new song "Seedless Star."
Josh Terry
6.21.17
crime

The Female Genital Mutilation Scandal Tearing a Community Apart

A high-stakes criminal case is forcing a tight-knit Midwestern Muslim sect to reckon with its most dangerous practice.
Beenish Ahmed
5.16.17
50 states of art

Artists Pioneer a "Fairer Form of Gentrification" in Indiana | #50StatesofArt

Tube Factory Artspace invigorates the Garfield Park neighborhood in Indianapolis.
B. David Zarley
2.25.17
50 states of art

Essay: Priced Out of New York, an Artist Finds Her Midwestern Tribe | #50StatesofArt

Fontaine Capel on her migration from Brooklyn to Chicago in search of space, community, and the funds to maintain a studio practice.
Fontaine Capel
2.21.17
Art

Essay: Is Minneapolis America's Next Powder Keg for Art?| #50StatesofArt

Minnesota writer and scholar Christina Schmid makes a case for the Far-North.
Christina Schmid
1.25.17
we saw this

In the Twin Cities, Every Day Is Prince Day

Last night in St. Paul, Stevie Wonder and a collection of musicians paid tribute to the Purple One for six hours. It wasn't long enough.
Nathan Sacks
10.14.16
Travel

Looking Back on Liberal, the Midwest's Failed Atheist Utopia

Liberal, Missouri, was founded to be an atheist oasis in Bible country. But today, you'd never know it.
Thomas Gounley
9.20.16
Interviews

Even by Late-70s San Francisco Standards, MX-80 Sound Were a Wonderfully Weird Musical Oddity

Stream the reissues of MX-80 Sound's first two albums 'Out of the Tunnel' and 'Crowd Control' and read an interview with vocalist and guitarist Rich Stim.
Tim Scott
8.15.16
Interviews

Even by Late-70s San Francisco Standards, MX-80 Sound Were a Wonderfully Weird Musical Oddity

Stream the reissues of MX-80 Sound's first two albums 'Out of the Tunnel' and 'Crowd Control' and read an interview with vocalist and guitarist Rich Stim.
Tim Scott
8.15.16
we saw this

Is This Barn in the Middle of Nowhere the Best Venue in the Midwest?

Six years after its first show, Codfish Hollow is attracting some massive acts. But Marvin will still have to ride you there on a tractor-drawn hayrack.
Kari Paul
7.30.16
Interviews

Wolf Eyes: Noise Is Dead, Long Live Trip Metal

The Michigan brutarians are back, and chillin’ with Jack White.
Brad Cohan
11.26.15
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