The New Literary Heroine Is Smart with No Personality
Catherine Lacey's 'The Answers' joins a cadre of recent novels featuring female perspective minus female identity.
Being Popular Won't Make You Less Sad Inside
A new book divides popularity into two types, but only one is helpful.
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE
One Bottle of Peppermint Schnapps with Patricia Lockwood
Lockwood is an accomplished poet who can draw a sharp line from geopolitics to dick jokes.
How 'Karl Marx City' Speaks to the Surveillance Paranoia of Today
We talk to the filmmakers of the sobering doc about the fears surrounding the Stasi's grip on East Germany, and how the past isn't as far away as it seems.
Street Cats Are Our Only Hope
The new documentary 'Kedi' takes you inside the delightful world of stray cats in Istanbul.
Cannibalism Isn't as Edgy as You Think
Zoologist Bill Schutt's new book takes the bite out of Western taboos that consider eating another person the worst thing you could do.
All Your Favorite Writers and Artists Were Constantly Fucking
A new book charts out the often messy love lives of famous artists, writers, and creative types.
‘Fleabag’ Star Phoebe Waller-Bridge on ‘Unlikable' Women and Sexual Validation
We talked to the creator of the hilarious show about a horny young British mess.
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election
When Hillary Clinton Was America's Hostess
Before Hillary Clinton became a presidential candidate, secretary of state, or New York senator, she was one of the most controversial first ladies of the 20th century.
The Sick Day Issue
Eimear McBride Is Back
The writer's second novel, <i>The Lesser Bohemians</i>, took nine years to write and comes out this month.
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The Surprising Benefits of Hating Everything
Essayist Mark Greif’s new book <i>Against Everything</i> doesn’t tell you how to live, but it does encourage you to really think about how you’re living.
How to Be Caitlin Moran
The controversial British feminist's career is founded on great material, but it's still material. She writes and performs an amount that, to me, remains unfathomable-indeed. Even much of this interview feels like a performance.