Volume 14 Issue 3

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Vice Fashion - Iraqi Memorabilia

Photos by Emma AndreaStyling by Christine Gustafsson

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Vice Fashion - Kurd Stars F.c

Photos by Alex SturrockStyling by Aldene Johnson

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I Want My Dvds

MONSTERS AND MADNESSEven back under Saddam, when we weren’t allowed to have email, you could still find pretty much any Western movie you could ask for (porn excluded)

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Assraelis: Israeli Erotica

I’m a big fan of war. What can I say? I’m an asshole.

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Sunni Or Shiite?

After the fall of Saddam's regime in 2003, the army was dissolved, and former high-ranking Baath Party members were removed from their positions.

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I Was Uday Hussein

The hand that rocks the oil pumps controls the world. Between 1979 and 2003, that hand was Saddam Hussein's. He would also use it to sign death warrants on dissenters, to murder his own countrymen, and to plot disastrous wars with neighboring countries.

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After The Battle, A Feast

Some Iraqi specialties.

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Records

OMAR SOULEYMANHighway To Hassake: Folk and Pop Sounds of SyriaThis is the kind of album people would play on a raucous desert trip, blasting across the sands. Arabic music in general is an acquired taste because of its use of quarter...

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Leaving Iraq

For years there has been a steady stream of people leaving Iraq. Our Iraqi buddy Isam Kalka tells us people make a pit stop in Jordan or Syria because it's close and the countries have a history with Iraq, but after that most people travel on elsewhere.

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Third Ass From The Right

Iraqis, after living for decades under an oppressive totalitarian regime in which one offhand remark could ensure a quick trip to the gallows, have mastered the art of the whispered political riff.

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Farahkchi Pride

I know one gay guy. I met him about eight years ago at the Baghdad fine arts college. It's weird because he is married and has very cute twins, but all his friends know he is gay.

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Vice Mail

THE GIRLS ISSUE SAVED MY LIFEThanks a million for The Girls Issue! 2006 was pretty shitty—I lost my job, got fucked over by untold boys (it was international fuckeries too—one from Sweden, one from L.A.

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