The Weird Science Issue

The Weird Science Issue

VICE’s Birthday

Companies and nations have birthdays and natal charts, just like people do. The date VICE was launched—“born”—was a very positive day in the heavens. I am anxious to relay to you the details of VICE’s chart.
Susan Miller
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Humanity’s Beta Versions

People view evolution as linear incremental improvements. But the truth is much messier. For example, 2 million years ago there were multiple species of Homo existing in the same region of Africa. It was one giant Homo party, if you will.
Harry Cheadle
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Great Medicinal Chemists of the 20th Century

Photos by Dan Meyer; Retouching by Mike De Leon
Dan Meyer
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The Cat Offers Itself

While William S. Burroughs is increasingly regarded as one of the most important writers of the 20th century, but his artistic genius is often overshadowed by tales of his outlaw lifestyle. Of all the wild stories in Burroughs’s life, the best (and...
Yony Leyser
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The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody

Just as hip-hop died outside the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, so did her big beautiful breasts in 1997. I’m no Columbo but I’ve seen a lot of episodes of 'Law & Order,' and I can’t help but wonder if the two crimes are somehow related...
Chris Nieratko
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White Lie/Black Fly

Goddamn method actors. I hired one to do this sci-fi flick I’m producing called "White Lie/Black Fly." The crew tells me the actress has been crawling up walls, jumping on people, and even eating caca. She’s gotta tone it down or we’re going to have 5...
Brett Gelman


Photos by Jason Macdonald and Styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos.
Jason MacDonald
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Next Level

Futurism isn’t what it used to be. In late-1950s and early-60s U. S. of A., the sensibility was entirely optimistic. The reasonable adults who had infested city-adjacent farmland, creating car-contingent lifestyle paradigms, wondered when they’d be...
Kate Carraway
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Pages from the Lab Notebook of Alexander Shulgin

Presented here is an assortment of unpublished pages ranging from Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin’s first psychedelic synthesis to his later investigations of MDMA derivatives and γ-ray-emitting radiopsychedelics.
Paul Daley and Hamilton Morris
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The Novelizer

Sadly, the market for novelizations has begun to dry up. So I called Alan Dean Foster, author of novelizations for many films like 'Alien' and 'Star Wars,' to find out how the science-fiction fans of tomorrow will satisfy their appetite for transmedia...
Hamilton Morris
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Comic Book Star Sam Humphries and His Post-Aids Pansexual Wonderland

Marvel Comics has made Sam Humphries the head writer of 'The Ultimates.' Sam began his career with a self-published comic called 'Our Love Is Real' that takes place in a future where people are having sex with dogs, vegetables, and even crystals.
Mitchell Sunderland
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Criminal Chlorination

There exist gentlemen scientists, who seek to further the field of psychoactive-drug synthesis in the privacy of their own homes. Here I present an interview with a clandestine chemist whose curiosity of forbidden molecules left him locked in a cage.
Hamilton Morris