Volume 22 Issue 9
Trevor Paglen Photographs the Underwater Telecommunication Cables Tapped by the NSA
The artist, known for visualizing classified government programs and secret operations, took a literal deep dive into government surveillance for his latest project, which documents the seafloor fiber optic cables where the NSA mines personal data.
Two Vodkas and One Iced Coffee with Salman Rushdie
VICE caught up with the iconic author to discuss his 12th novel, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights. As he chatted about everything from fatwa to Twitter feuds, Rushdie proved he is as controversial, and incredible, as ever.
Mexican Cartels Are Going High-Tech
The war on drugs isn't just fought with bullets. Recent announcements from Mexican authorities show that cartels are developing increasingly advanced networks of information technology.
Full Bleed: The 'Fun Archives' Is an Online Image Bank Featuring Evil Clowns and Bird Poop
French artist Thomas Mailaender's latest project, 100 Tiles, features a collection of customized ceramic tiles adorned with images from his infamous "Fun Archive," an online image bank of amateur photos sent from friends over the years. Ranging from...
Two Years After a Giant Factory Collapsed, Bangladeshi Sweatshops Continue to Imperil Workers’ Lives
In 2013, the illegally built Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers and injuring 2,000. Despite the international news coverage, sweatshops aren't much better today, including fire hazards and zero regard for child labor...